Teeth Whitening: Causes and Solutions

Do you have yellow, discolored, or stained teeth?

Dr. Joseph P. Cavallo provides custom teeth whitening treatment to patients for brighter and whiter smiles. But how do teeth become discolored in the first place, and what can be done to reverse tooth discoloration?

What Stains and Discolors Teeth?

There are several common causes of tooth discoloration, yellowing, and staining:

  • Smoking and tobacco products: Nicotine, when in contact with oxygen, turns yellow. Tar naturally stains teeth. Years of smoking and tobacco use will yellow teeth and discoloration that can be difficult to remove, but removable with professional whitening.
  • Certain fruits, sodas, tea, and coffee: These foods and drinks can stain teeth. Sugar found in sodas especially can cause cavities and other dental problems.
  • Medications: Certain antibiotics and antihistamines can cause discoloration.
  • Age: As we age, our tooth enamel can wear down, showing the dark underlayer of dentin. Dentin also natural yellows over time.
  • Injury: Teeth that become chipped due to an injury can become discolored.
  • Oral care: Poor brushing and flossing habits keep teeth from staying white.

Some of these causes of tooth discoloration can also cause tooth decay and cavities. It is important to get professional whitening treatment that improves oral health and the appearance of teeth.

Teeth Whitening Treatment

Over the counter whitening treatments don’t deliver the results that professional teeth whitening can provide. Over a couple of weeks, our whitening treatment can whiten your teeth up to eight shades.

To begin the process, Dr. Cavallo will create a custom bleach tray to hold the whitening gel for your teeth. The tray is created to conform to teeth and evenly distribute the whitening gel. You can wear the trays in your mouth for several hours per day for effective results.

Results can vary from person to person and can last for six months with the proper oral care. Avoiding staining foods and drinks also help to keep teeth white.

Schedule an Appointment

Do you want a whiter and brighter smile? Tired of discolored and dull teeth? Call us today at (703) 493-1203. You can also schedule an appointment with us online here.

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Video Guide to Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you been thinking about cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile? You may have some questions about which procedure will whiten your smile, or what cosmetic treatment can hide a chipped tooth. You may even be wondering how to choose the right cosmetic dentist for you.

Woodbridge, VA cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph Cavallo can help answer your cosmetic dentistry questions. Watch the videos below to learn more about how modern cosmetic dental procedures can help you enjoy a more beautiful, confident and healthy smile!

How do I choose the right cosmetic dentist?

What are porcelain veneers?

Is teeth whitening effective?

 

Dr. Cavallo is a highly trained cosmetic dentist who is committed to continually expanding his technique and skill through advanced education courses. Our dentist office is equipped with state of the art dental technology so we can provide our patients with cosmetic dental procedures that are more natural looking and longer lasting. Give us a call at [new_patient_phone], or request an appointment online today.

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Looking for A Quick & Effective Smile Makeover?

If you are looking for a quick and effective way to make over your smile, tooth whitening may be the solution. Professional teeth whitening systems are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments that offer beautiful results. ZOOM! teeth whitening is virtually painless and produces gradual and natural results. Dr. Joseph Cavallo chooses ZOOM! Take-home teeth whitening kits for their natural and consistent results.
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What Teeth Whitening Can Do For You

Teeth whitening offers a convenient and safe way to whiten and brighten your smile from the comfort of your own home. ZOOM! Take-home whitening kits use professional grade whitening gels that reduce sensitivity and allow for even results. Dr. Cavallo will create custom fit trays that will be worn to administer the whitening gel evenly across the teeth. The custom trays are designed to minimize the impact the gel will have on the soft tissues of the oral cavity.

Many patients enjoy take-home whitening kits for their gradual results. Over the course of a few weeks, teeth will whiten up to 8 shades. This allows for a more subtle, but still stunning result. Dr. Cavallo may also recommend touch-up trays to be used over the course of the following year to keep teeth looking fresh and bright.

Patients who whiten their teeth enjoy an improved sense of self-confidence. White, bright smiles have been proven to make people smile more often. Dr. Cavallo will help ensure that your smile is beautiful and healthy. Our Woodbridge, VA dentist office offers a full range of general, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments so you may enjoy your best oral health. If you are interested in whitening your smile or are looking for an experienced and compassionate dental practice, contact our Woodbridge dentist office or schedule your consultation online.

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Before & After Quality Dental Care

Have you been putting off visiting the dentist because you feel embarrassed by your smile? Are you wondering what the dentist could do to help your smile? Woodbridge dentist Dr. Joseph Cavallo is a highly trained, experienced and caring dentist in Northern VA.

Dr. Cavallo will make you feel at ease, and can help you restore function, beauty, and health to your smile. Dr. Cavallo and our compassionate dental care team understand the anxiety and stress related to visiting a dentist, especially if it has been a long time. Rest assured, we are here to help you rebuild your best smile without feeling uncomfortable and anxious.

Here are some personal accounts of real patients who have sought dental care from Dr. Cavallo. Their “before and after” photos show how, with quality restorative and cosmetic dental care, you can regain confidence in your smile and enjoy your new oral health.

Missing Teeth Treatment Woodbridge, VA

Tom was missing a tooth in the front of his smile. Missing teeth are both a cosmetic and oral health concern. When left untreated, missing teeth can lead to deterioration of bone structure, or even advanced gum disease. Not to mention that visible missing teeth may decrease the quality of your life both professionally and socially.

Tom came to Dr. Cavallo and received a dental implant and dental crown. Dental implants are a permanent dental restoration that helps to support bone structure and functions and looks like a natural tooth.

Here is Tom’s before and his beautiful after:

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Dentures

Agnes was having difficulty chewing and her diet became limited. Her broken and missing teeth on her top jaw were interfering with her life. Agnes feared having her teeth removed and was concerned about the wait time for a fitted denture.

Dr. Cavallo was able to remove her infected and broken teeth and replace them with a brand new custom fit denture. Using the latest in dental technology, Agnes was able to receive her denture in the same day. She left Dr. Cavallo’s office with new upper teeth, and the ability to resume eating a healthy and balanced diet.

Here is Anges before & after receiving her same day dentures:
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Schedule A Consultation Woodbridge, VA

If you want to find out what Dr. Cavallo can do for your smile, contact our Woodbridge dentist office. You can also schedule your consultation with our convenient online form.

Cosmetic Dentistry, Woodbridge, VA

Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you embarrassed to smile? Are you afraid to show your teeth?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then cosmetic dentistry can help you gain the confidence to share your natural smile once again while improving your dental health.

Woodbridge, VA cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph P. Cavallo has gone through advanced training to be able to help meet your unique cosmetic needs and goals. Cosmetic dentistry enhances the appearance of your smile and there are many options to fix unwanted gaps, discoloration and even damaged or missing teeth. Looking for inspiration or want to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and treatment options?

The most common cosmetic dentistry procedure requested today is professional teeth whitening, where the dentist uses a bleaching agent to restore a brighter, whiter smile. Discoloration of teeth is a frequent concern and Dr. Cavallo offers services that are far superior to those that are available over-the-counter for a long-lasting white smile.

For chipped, damaged or worn teeth, Dr. Cavallo offers tooth bonding and dental crowns that look and feel natural. A dental crown restores a tooth’s shape, size, strength and appearance. This type of treatment places a “cap” over the tooth to protect and reinforce it, preventing further deterioration.

Porcelain veneers are another cosmetic option that can close gaps, repair teeth, cover stained teeth, and improve the overall appearance of your smile. With today’s technology, porcelain veneers cover the teeth with an ultra thin porcelain shell that looks and feels like your natural teeth.

There is no reason to be embarrassed by your teeth when there are a variety of options that can enhance your smile. Let Dr. Cavallo in Woodbridge, VA help decide which cosmetic treatment is best for you. After discussing your concerns, goals, and budget, Dr. Cavallo will recommend a viable solution. Improving your smile will boost your confidence and your overall quality of life.



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