How can I get rid of stains on my teeth?
Although the surface of your teeth appears smooth, it actually contains microscopic pits and ridges. These tiny spaces hold food particles and pigments from food and beverages. When left unattended for a long period of time, these pigments lead to stains or yellowed teeth. If you are searching for ways to whiten teeth at home, Dr. Mullaney can help you find solutions!
Professional teeth whitening performed in our dental office is both safe and impactful. It is one of the most cost-effective dental procedures available that is designed to improve the appearance of your smile. Based on the tooth whitening method chosen, results can be dramatic or subtle. To begin your journey to a whiter smile, reach out to a member of our team for an appointment. We can show you how to naturally remove teeth stains.
Dr. Mullaney is happy to create a custom treatment plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. During this appointment, we will review any dental procedures that need to be performed, if applicable. For instance, any dental decay or damage should be taken care of first. Afterward, our team can decide whether professional teeth whitening or at-home tooth whitening works best for your oral health situation.
Professional teeth whitening methods
Many things can lead to discolored teeth, including beverages, like coffee and red wine. To remove years of stains, Dr. Mullaney offers professional teeth whitening solutions, so you feel confident sharing your smile. Our teeth whitening products include a high-concentration gel that is not available over the counter. In Dr. Mullaney’s Alexandria, VA office we offer the following:
Regular dental cleanings: using advanced tools and technology, our cleanings remove built-up plaque and tartar, and polish your enamel for a healthy-looking smile. We can also provide you with helpful tips about how to naturally remove teeth stains at home.
In-office whitening: this provides patients with the quickest whitening results. To begin, we use a protective barrier on your gums. We then apply a professional-strength whitening gel to the enamel and expose your teeth to a special light to accelerate the gel. Both of these elements work together to break down the stains on the teeth. Based on your enamel color and desired outcome, the process may be repeated several times.
Take-home whitening: this is one of the most effective ways to whiten teeth at home. In this treatment, Dr. Mullaney creates a custom mold of your teeth with two flexible plastic mouth trays. Patients then fill their trays with the strong whitening gel provided by Dr. Mullaney. The trays are usually worn for a predetermined amount of time to work their best. Dr. Mullaney will let you know how long the trays need to be worn.
Maintain long-lasting results
To make sure that your teeth whitening results last as long as possible, you will want to maintain a good at-home oral hygiene routine. You should also schedule regular dental cleanings with us to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If possible, try to avoid food and beverages that stain your teeth. Because smoking and using nicotine products also yellow your teeth, you may want to quit using these products as well. During your initial consultation with your dentist, we can teach you how to naturally remove teeth stains and let you know how often to return for cleanings.
Schedule your professional tooth whitening with Dr. Kathleen Mullaney in her Alexandria, VA office now!
Maintaining regular dental appointments is the best way to treat dental issues before they occur and keep your teeth white for years to come. Dr. Mullaney looks forward to partnering with you to create the smile of your dreams!
Our team is ready to schedule your appointment- call us now and let’s get your smile smiling!