Teeth WhiteningWoodbridge, VA

Teeth Whitening An Overview

Teeth whitening with Dr. Cavallo can often provide a quick, painless and economical smile makeover. Perfect for a special occasion, or to bring back a more youthful appearance. Cosmetic dentistry offers many ways to brighten your smile, but teeth whitening is the quickest solution.

In our Woodbridge dental office, Dr. Joseph Cavallo, MAGD, DDS recommends a take-home teeth whitening kit for results far superior to over-the-counter options. Professional teeth whitening from a qualified dentist will always give you better, longer-lasting results compared to store-bought whitening products. To extend the length of your whitening treatment, Dr. Cavallo may recommend periodic touch ups. Simple tricks like rinsing your mouth with water after having coffee or tea can reduce teeth darkening and maintain your fresh, new look.

Why are my teeth yellow or discolored?

Our teeth, by nature, are often not perfectly white. Over time, eating and drinking dark foods and beverages can cause extrinsic stains on the teeth- food and drinks like coffee, wine, pasta sauce, and berries can easily stain the teeth. Our teeth also yellow and darken as we age, due to acquiring pigmentation inside the enamel. However, brightening your smile is as easy as visiting your Woodbridge dentist.

I had discoloration and decay from weak enamel. Had been a patient of Dr.Cavallo’s for 17 years and really liked his previous work. I trusted that he would do a great job with my smile. I am amazed the difference in my smile. I am extremely happy with my new smile. I get lots of compliments.Tammy E.
I have been grinding my teeth for years and it was becoming clear that if left without correction i would be endangered of losing my teeth. Dr. Cavallo developed a long term solution to the problem. The plan was clearly explained to me and carried out in a methodical manner. The result is wonderful. My teeth look perfect, even, and the color blends in with my natural teeth. While I may still grind my teeth my mouth guard protects my crowns from damage. Quite a turnaround from before.John
My husband and I needed a new dentist so we looked around. We are so glad that we found Dr. Cavallo. We are absolutely satisfied with his practice. Dr. Cavallo and his team did a great job with taking care of our dental needs.Traute

Teeth Whitening What to Expect

Professional teeth whitening is an easy cosmetic dentistry treatment that will whiten your teeth up to 8 shades brighter over the course of treatment, typically a couple of weeks.

During a consultation, Dr. Cavallo will examine your teeth to determine that you are a good candidate for teeth whitening and discuss expected results. There are certain types of teeth stains that do not respond well to teeth whitening. For patients with stains from certain medications, medical conditions or a genetic predisposition, Dr. Cavallo offers alternative cosmetic treatments which can offer permanent results.

Dr. Cavallo will create custom bleaching trays to hold the special tooth whitening gel comfortably and securely against your teeth. This will minimize gum irritation, and provide an even distribution of the bleaching agent. Just pop them into your mouth to whiten in the car, in your office or while you are relaxing at home.

In a few days, you’ll uncover the bright smile you always wanted!

Teeth Whitening Results

The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect whitening to last six months to a year with good oral hygiene.

Touch-up treatment every four-to-six months can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.