Best Places For Teeth Whitening In DC

October 9, 2012 6:00 AM

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teethwhitening Best Places For Teeth Whitening In DC

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After a trip to one of these established local dentist offices, it’s quite possible that you may have too many photos to choose from for that fast-approaching 2012 Christmas card. With a fresh, bright-white smile, you will look camera ready at all times. Don’t shy away from every chance to show off those pearly whites. Getting your teeth whitened will help boost self confidence and, in return, allow you to better enjoy the upcoming holidays and end-of-the-year parties. Celebrate the new-and-improved you by flashing an extra smile every once in a while. Try one of these reliable teeth-whitening programs, administered by professionals for the best results, and see for yourself.

DC Dental Spa

730 24th St. Northwest, Suite 9
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 333-9282

DC Dental Spa uses the preferred whitening treatment BriteSmile, a one-hour service that is solely available from dentists. Pricing for BriteSmile applications are rather high, almost $600, but visible results are long lasting. The accommodating staff provides each patient with a before and after photo, which allows them to see the complete transformation and guarantees satisfaction. The take home whitening trays are just more than $300. Impressions are made at the office and ready for use the next day. Experienced specialists, Rex Hoang and Justin Zalewsky strive to make every patient’s visit to DC Dental Spa tranquil and rewarding. DC Dental also offers monthly specials, so call or visit its website for a money-saving opportunity.

Dupont Dental
1234 19th St., Suite 604
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-7714

Dupont Dental Associates is located in the Dupont Medical Building, just blocks from the Dupont Circle metro station. The office offers a free smile assessment that tells patients exactly what work is suggested for the optimum smile. The assessment can be scheduled online. Dupont Dental offers two types of whitening care: in-office and at-home treatments. ZOOM whitening is completed in the office and takes less than an hour. Patients who prefer at-home remedies are given custom Opalescence trays, filled with gel, to wear at night.

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Smiling Bright
2033 P St. Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
(855) 662-1108

Smiling Bright specializes in teeth whitening, as whitening is the only service it offers. The in-office treatments range from a 20-minute session starting at $149 to an hour-long session at $249. For an additional $9.99 charge a whitening boost may be added to any of the four available regimens. Customers who wish to whiten at home may purchase Smiling Bright’s retail X Cell Erator products. The X Cell Erator selection includes a whitening system, whitening tray or whitening pen. The whitening pen costs $29.99.

Virginia Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry
1025 N Fillmore St., Suite A
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-7744

Located in Arlington, just one block from the Clarendon Metro, the Virginia Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry is ultra accessible and well-reviewed by visitors. The qualified staff evaluates new patients to determine the appropriate whitening system that is sure to leave any mouth sparkling. The service costs$149. A custom mold of your mouth is created, and the kit is ready in a matter of days. The tray is to be worn a few minutes in the morning and few minutes at night. A whitening solution is put in the tray and it typically takes 10 days for patients to reach the desired whiteness. However, if you notice your teeth begin to those their shine, there is enough in the kit to do touch ups for a few months. Also, you can always purchase additional solution.

Washington Center for Dentistry
1430 K St. Northwest, Eighth Floor
Washington DC, 20005
(202) 223-6630

Open early mornings, evenings and on weekends, Washington Center for Dentistry has the hours to suit any busy schedule. Join its exclusive Whitening For Life club, and you’ll get free bleaching gel at each of your routine cleaning appointments. The sign-up charge is $99. Whitening For Life was created as an incentive for patients to schedule the encourage hygiene visits. Washington Center for Dentistry also offers the state-of-the-art BriteSmile procedure.

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @kellyfrancess. Her work can be found at

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