Teeth Whitening

We offer teeth whitening and dental implants located in Fairfax County, Falls Church, Virginia. Call us to book your appointment today.

Get a glistening, attractive smile with professional teeth whitening. Pariana Tung, DDS, MSc, PhD, at Signature Smiles Dentistry in Falls Church, Virginia, provides this service to help you achieve dramatic changes in the shade of your teeth so that you feel confident when you speak and smile. Call today or use the online tool to book your teeth whitening consultation.

Teeth Whitening QA

Who benefits from teeth whitening?

Dingy, yellowed, or grayed teeth are a significant concern for many patients. Teeth whitening is an effective, noninvasive way to brighten your smile by changing the color of your teeth's enamel. Teeth whitening can make you feel more secure about your smile’s appearance.

Teeth whitening works on extrinsic stains caused by consuming foods and beverages like coffee, red wine, tea, and dark-colored fruits. Smoking and tobacco use can also cause extrinsic stains.

Other causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Tooth trauma
  • Some medications

Teeth whitening works best on extrinsic stains caused by something outside the tooth. But, in some cases, it can help brighten aged teeth or teeth affected by poor oral hygiene. Dr. Tung evaluates your smile to determine if you’re a good candidate.

She’ll also assess and replace old fillings, crowns, and other restorations before whitening to match the newly bleached teeth.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening targets the natural tooth enamel to remove stains and discoloration.

Many over-the-counter teeth whitening products contain low concentrations of whitening ingredients and don't make that big of a difference in the appearance of your smile.

The professional teeth whitening system offered at Signature Smiles Dentistry has a high concentration of whitening solutions to provide dramatic results.

What is the procedure for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening typically involves two office visits. During the first appointment, the staff creates molds or takes impressions of your teeth to build custom-fitted, clear plastic trays.

On the second visit, you try on the trays for a proper fit. Once the fit is correct, a technician fills the trays with the whitening solution. Wear the trays for 30 minutes twice a day or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on how stained your teeth are and how white you want them to be.

It’s normal to experience some tooth sensitivity during the whitening process. The sensitivity usually goes away after the treatment.

How do I maintain the results of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is not a permanent treatment. You’ll need touch-ups every few years. You can improve your results if you cut back on staining substances like coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco.

Dr. Tung recommends regular cleanings to maintain a beautiful, healthy white smile.Call Signature Smiles Dentistry today to schedule your appointment, or use this website to schedule an appointment online.