Teeth Whitening

If your smile is not as bright and white as you would like it to be, or if you feel self-conscious in situations that dictate laughter, we can help. Professional teeth whitening in Fairfax is an inexpensive way to give your smile a lift and a great way to boost your confidence.

Some patients decide on professional teeth whitening before significant events like weddings or reunions, but there is never a wrong time to whiten your smile.

How Teeth Whitening Works

At Metropolitan Dental Center, we offer in-house teeth whitening and custom take-home kits for your convenience.

The journey to a whiter smile begins with an exam and chat with your dentist in Fairfax, VA. Considerations for professional teeth whitening include the health of your teeth and gums and any restorations or wellness issues that you may have.

However, restorations or specific oral health issues do not necessarily rule out professional teeth whitening. Still, it’s important to remember that restorations like tooth-colored fillings and dental crowns will not whiten with this therapy. Your dentist will advise you accordingly.

If Dr. Caitlin Hulver determines that you are a good candidate for professional teeth whitening, we then decide which option best fits your needs and smile goals.

In-office teeth whitening may provide faster results, but take-home kits may be more convenient. In some cases, we start you with an in-office teeth whitening and provide a take-home kit for you to use for periodic touch-ups or as part of ongoing treatment.

Our take-home kit starts with an impression of your smile. We use this impression to create a custom take-home tray for you. Each tooth fits into a receptacle on your custom tray along with a drop of our prescription-strength whitening gel. A member of our team will provide specific instructions to help you safely lift away brown and yellow tooth stains at your leisure.

Why Professional Teeth Whitening Is Your Best Option

If you’ve used over-the-counter kits and gels, you may have been disappointed with the results. Over-the-counter trays, for example, can mean uneven whitening or even striped teeth. The products are not prescription-strength, which means they may not get rid of stubborn stains. Additionally, when you use store-bought systems, the product itself can be abrasive and contribute to tooth sensitivity.

When whitening your smile, we recommend doing so under the discretion of a dental professional for optimal results and to make sure your teeth and gums are in good shape for bleaching.

Are You Considering Professional Teeth Whitening in Fairfax, VA?

If you would like to schedule an exam and whitening chat with our dentist, contact our dental office today. We also encourage your call if you have any questions about professional teeth whitening or other cosmetic dental options.