Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are now open and operating under our full schedule.

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we opened with carefully planned and revised office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them.

For your peace of mind, the measures we are taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

●     Patients will be screened BEFORE treatment and temperatures will be checked. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

●     ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.

●     Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.

●     The waiting area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing.

●     We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.

●     The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.

●     There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

●     All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.

●     All operatories have high-volume air filtration and we have installed a whole office purification system. This system will kill the Covid virus along with other contaminates

●     Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.

●     During patient care, goggles or face shields will be worn by everyone and changed between patients.

●     All surfaces that came in contact with the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

●    We will be requesting prepayments when we know the amount of payment which will expidite your visit 

●     All efforts will be made to complete scheduling in the back of the office so you can leave without stopping at the front desk

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

We also realize that many of you have been impacted financially during this outbreak, and we have solutions to keep dental care affordable for you and your family.

To discuss these payment options, schedule an appointment, or ask us any questions you may have about your next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-473-8482

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Parr, Dr. Frey and the Smile Center Team

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening is the safest and most effective form of teeth whitening available. By undergoing your whitening procedure in the office, you can experience dramatic results in a single appointment. Your dentist can use highly concentrated bleaching agents to brighten your teeth quickly without damaging your enamel. There are a variety of whitening brands that offer in-office treatment options, including ZOOM!® Whitening, BriteSmile®, and Rembrandt® as well as others.

Preparing Your Teeth

Before beginning your in-office treatment, your dental hygienist will clean your teeth and gums. This process ensures food particles, bacteria, and tartar do not interfere with the power of the bleaching agent. Then, your dentist can place a protective barrier over your gums to prevent any transfer of whitening gel, as the bleaching solution can irritate soft tissue.

Powerful Treatment

teeth whitening
A special light intensifies the effect of the whitening formula for fast, dramatic results.

Applying the Whitening Gel

Once your teeth are prepared, your dentist will used a specialized brush to evenly coat the whitening gel over the surface of your teeth. This step requires a great deal of precision. If the gel is applied improperly, it can damage your gums or create an uneven effect.

Activating the Whitening Agent

Your dentist has access to more concentrated bleaching agents, which can provide more dramatic results than store-bought. 

In order to produce the best results, the gel will remain on your teeth for a set amount of time, typically 10 to 15 minutes. The length of time will depend on the brand of whitening gel and your desired shade. In some cases, your dentist will use a specialized ultraviolet (UV) light to to activate the whitening agent. When the predetermined time has passed, your dentist will remove the whitening gel and rinse your teeth. 

Repeating the Treatment

Typically, whitening treatments are performed in intervals. Your dentist may apply and remove the gel three or four times, with five to ten minutes between each application. A full whitening treatment generally lasts about one hour. 

Additional Treatments

Your dentist may recommend multiple treatments in order to help you achieve desirable cosmetic results. Some patients require at least two in-office whitening treatments to reach their goals. The number of additional whitening sessions you need will primarily depend on the initial color of your teeth. 

Over time, the whiteness of your smile may fade. You may want to undergo treatment every few months or years to maintain treatment results. Some dentists offer lifetime whitening bundles for in-office bleaching patients. With this special offer, you will receive take-home whitening trays and gel to perform routine touch-ups. At your initial consultation, you should consult with your dentist about any whitening promotions they offer. 

Why Choose In-Office Whitening

Your dentist has access to more concentrated bleaching agents, which can provide more dramatic results than store-bought products. Over-the-counter products with the same concentration often carry side effects that an in-office treatment does not. You can also achieve results more quickly than whitening your teeth at home. 

The Smile Center

The Smile Center

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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