Tooth Whitening An Overview
A professional teeth whitening treatment can take years off of the apperance of your smile.
Teeth whitening is a safe, quick and efficient cosmetic treatment that can improve the aesthetics of your smile. Whiter and brighter teeth are often seen as more attractive, and patients with whiter teeth smile more often. Choosing to whiten your teeth can improve your self-confidence.
Specially formulated to reduce side effects, professional teeth whitening gels offer superior results in comparison to over the counter options. Drs. Woodell & Passaro offer both personalized take-home teeth whitening kits and in-office whitening treatments. We provide patients with a thorough smile analysis before your teeth whitening procedure to determine which option will yield ideal results. Both options use high-quality materials to reduce sensitivity and are customized to protect the gums and soft tissues.
Teeth whitening is an economical option for improving your smile. Ask your Woodell & Passaro dentist about which whitening option can enhance your smile at your next routine dental health exam.
My experience with Dr. Wooddell was wonderful. He really made me feel comfortable by explaining every detail of the restorative work being done to my teeth. I am very pleased with the results and most importantly I am more confident…Allison K.
Wooddell & Passaro is simply the best dental practice in the area. I have been a patient for over 15 years. Dr. Woody and Dr. Joe are incredible dentists...they even teach other dentists! Not only is the quality of the…John and Elaina O.
I can not tell you how impressed I am since I changed to Dr. Woodell's practice. I'm a retired teacher and my dentist retired so I switched to my wife's dentist. I thought I was receiving good care before but…Francis H.
Drs. Wooddell and Passaro are the best dentists in the whole DMV area. They have taking care of my teeth for 38 years. They have given me special care throughout the years and I appreciate all their expertise in their…Kathy T.
Tooth Whitening What to Expect
Teeth whitening is comfortable, effective, and can whiten teeth up to 8 shades in just one hour. For patients looking for a more subtle and gradual result, take-home whitening kits may be preferred. Drs. Wooddell & Passaro offer whitening options tailored to your unique cosmetic goals.
Take-home whitening kits use custom molded trays to administer whitening gel to the teeth. Your dentist will take molds of your teeth and create securely fit trays that sit snugly against the teeth to prevent damage to gum tissue. Patients wear their trays for about an hour every day. Results are gradual, and teeth whiten over time with each use.
In-office whitening uses a combination of whitening gels and a specially designed light to whiten teeth in as little as one hour. Patients are made comfortable in the chair, and then treatment will begin. Patients will see immediate and dramatic results. In-office whitening is ideal for patients looking for a quick way to enhance their smile before a big event.
Alternatives To Teeth Whitening
Certain types of tooth stains are resistant to peroxide whitening gels. If a tooth has a dark mark due to trauma or certain medications, alternative treatment options may be considered to repair the color damage. We offer a full range of cosmetic treatment options to address cosmetic blemishes.
Patients with whitening gel resistant tooth stains may consider:
Your Woodell & Passaro dentist will help you determine which treatment will best achieve your desired results. Our cosmetic team can help you restore and improve your natural, healthy and beautiful smile. To prolong your teeth whitening results we recommend that you avoid excessive consumption of tobacco, coffee, tea or red wine.