Teeth Whitening Woodbridge, VA

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.

Teeth Whitening in Woodbridge, VA

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 than 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 are 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.

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 the 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.

To maintain your bright smile, make sure that you are committed to a consistent daily oral hygiene routine. This means that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, as well as floss daily. Furthermore, you should consider using a whitening toothpaste to help keep your smile brighter for longer. Additionally, try to avoid foods or drinks that can stain your smile. For example, coffee, red wine, berries, and tomato-based foods can change the color of your teeth.