Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Get a celebrity-white smile at Hawkins Family Dentistry

If you feel like it is time to upgrade your smile, teeth whitening can be a convenient solution for stained or discolored teeth. Dr. Hawkins in Midlothian, Virginia can take a dull, worn out smile and rejuvenate it with an in-office deep whitening procedure.

Teeth whitening is the most popular form of cosmetic dentistry today. Instant results can often be seen after a deep bleaching at Hawkins Family Dental.

What can I expect at my whitening appointment?

Dr. Hawkins and his team will apply a specially formulated high concentration bleaching gel that gently penetrates the teeth to remove stains and discoloration. Sensitivity to bleaching is individual; however sensitivity is more controllable today due to advancements in teeth whitening formulas and application techniques – thicker peroxide gels and other applications for desensitization.

How long will my results last?

Results vary based on your behavior and lifestyle. It is important to be aware of how teeth discolor. It is normal for teeth to discolor with age, but there are also avoidable factors such as consuming foods and drinks that can stain.  The main (controllable) culprits of a dull or discolored smile are:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Red wine
  • Tobacco

Therefore, the lasting effects of your teeth whitening treatment vary from patient to patient. It is important to avoid staining agents after your treatment in order to have longer lasting results.

You may also be fitted with custom whitening trays and sent home with professional strength teeth whitening gel to help maintain your results.

Is teeth whitening expensive?

If you are worried about the potential cost of teeth whitening, we want you to know we offer our Midlothian dental patients in-office financing options to help get you the smile you want and can afford.

If you have existing dental work including veneers, crowns, or bridges, the procedure will not adversely affect the surface’s color.  If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, we advise you to wait to have your teeth whitened.

Our patients that opt for teeth whitening love the results they see!  We want you to get the white smile you want too, come on in and see what Hawkins Family Dentistry can do for you! Call us at (804) 897-9800.

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