Dr. Kathleen Mullaney • DDS • FAGD

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How can I get rid of stains on my teeth?

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!



Deal of the Day

* Includes necessary X-rays, Velscope Oral Cancer Screening and periodontal examination
(New Patients Only, excludes cleaning. Not billable to insurance)

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Had my first visit to Dr. Mullaney’s office this month since the pandemic and the experience was gold standard. The safety processes and clean office environment were impeccable. Dr. Mullaney and staff were, as usual, amazing. Every step was explained, the protective garments worn by staff were the best I have experienced. It was a safe and positive visit and I recommend making an appointment!!

I am a new patient. After my first dentist appointment with Dr. Mullaney, I left feeling very informed and in control of ultimately making decisions about the care and treatment I receive. The staff is incredibly kind and knowledgeable. I love that they participate in helping veterans through The Freedom Day USA program. They are committed to providing a very clean and friendly atmosphere. In addition this practice goes out of its way to bring comfort and the latest in dentistry to all their patients.

I never thought that a person could enjoy going to the dentist until I started seeing Dr. Mullaney. Her attractive and serene office and Dr. Mullaney and her competent and friendly staff make every visit a pleasure. They have a gift for making each experience smooth and efficient, with meticulous attention to the patient’s needs and comfort. On a scale of 1 to 10 this practice is a 15!

Dr. Mullaney and her staff are absolutely wonderful. They are very professional, personable and greet you by name when you walk in the door. Dr. Mullaney is very talented and really has perfected her craft. Even with a last-minute treatment change, she is unwavering in performing the highest quality treatment available. I am extremely grateful to you all for making my visit pleasant and even fun!