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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
“Life had me too busy to think straight for a while. I was dreading returning to the dentist after a 4 year hiatus. I just couldn’t think of any practice I’d rather go to than Dr. Alex Hawkins. He is thorough, committed, and a man of integrity. When it comes to teeth, it’s a lot like going to an auto mechanic. You don’t really know enough yourself to take care of it, and you likely wouldn’t know if a dishonest practice was trying to pull the wool over you. I had peace of mind about coming to Hawkins Family Dentistry. They took a lot of time and carefulness in restoring my bright white smile! Thanks Suzy for communicating sincere care, and Tracey for getting my teeth looking so much better! And thanks Dr. Hawkins, for using your gifts from God to help others in a really practical way, with top notch level of care. What a great practice! Keep it up, guys!”