Teeth Whitening
Arlington VA


Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening or bleaching is the process of making the color of your teeth lighter. Whitening is often a desirable treatment when your teeth become yellowed, stained, or discolored over time for various reasons and can be easily whitened by changing the intrinsic or extrinsic color of your tooth enamel.

The team at Cherrydale Family Dental is conscientious in our efforts in working with all members of your family, from infant to teenager to parents to grandparents. Your smile is an invaluable asset that we appreciate greatly. Our team enjoys healthy smiles of all ages. If you have any questions regarding teeth whitening, simply call Cherrydale Family Dental at 703-243-8288. You can find us at 4399 Old Dominion Drive, Arlington, VA, 22312.

Your teeth are one of the most noticeable features on your body. They are vital when it comes to eating, but they every bit as important in helping you to communicate with others. Your smile can be an appealing attribute when it comes to your personal endeavors, your social circles, and your professional encounters. Your smile is the foundation for your personality, your self-confidence, and your self-esteem.

Some individuals who suffer from stained, discolored, or yellow teeth feel embarrassed by their smile, becoming less social to avoid judgment. A simple consultation with Cherrydale Family Dental can result in one of the most life-changing procedures, bringing back your healthy smile and your confidence.



Anyone can have Teeth Whitening

Many of our patients say that their number one concern is whiter teeth. Tooth whitening is not only completed for cosmetic reasons. You may be interested in teeth whitening to reduce the look of discoloration related to medication. Prescription medications such as Tetracycline can discolor teeth if it was prescribed at a younger age when your adult teeth were still developing.

You may opt for tooth whitening to reduce the look of Fluorosis, which is when you have had too much Fluoride treatment as your teeth were developing. This condition leaves white or yellow lines on your teeth that can be reduced by tooth whitening.  What is excellent about teeth whitening is that it is a non-invasive treatment that can be done quickly and efficiently in our office.

The Life Expectancy of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. Most likely you will need to undergo regular teeth whitening sessions to maintain the look and results of your treatments. If you continue to engage in specific activities after having your teeth whitened, you are more likely to increase the frequency of additional whitening treatments. Habits that could increase the need for tooth whitening treatments include smoking, drinking coffee or tea, as well as red wine and colas. If you eat highly concentrated citrus or heavily colored foods (especially darker berries) you may also see the need to whiten more often.

The Teeth Whitening Procedure

In-office tooth whitening treatments incorporate gels that must be mixed in the office to accelerate the whitening treatment and more efficiently provide the best results possible if you have significant levels of discoloration. This type of professional treatment is not available for at-home use, and even the teeth whitening products found at retail are not comparable to what we can provide concerning tooth whitening treatment.

When working with us to have your teeth whitened, we start by making dental impressions. These molds will be used to create customized plastic trays that will be used during the tooth whitening process. Using these personalized trays allows for the best possible results in comparison to using the over-the-counter tooth whitening kits that have generic, one-size-fits-all whitening trays, which leaves too much room for error. Depending on how much whitening treatment you may need, you will wear your whitening trays as prescribed by us to fit your schedule and your needs.

If you have a porcelain crown, it might be necessary to replace it if the newly whitened teeth no longer match the crown. We will discuss the entire process with you before we begin any treatment. It is important that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your oral health. This includes something as simple as teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is not just a cosmetic procedure; it can improve your oral health just like other dental procedures.

At Home Versus Professional Teeth Whitening

Working with Cherrydale Family Dental to whiten your teeth is the ideal approach. While retail teeth whitening solutions do provide improvements in the levels of discoloration or stains that appear on your teeth, having us perform the teeth whitening treatment is the most efficient way to achieve desirable results. If teeth whitened at home is your goal, we will offer an at-home kit that can be purchased and used under our supervision. Working with us to have teeth whitening will provide a great deal of comfort if you are concerned with tooth sensitivity or side effects. The bleaching concentration is considerably higher in professional applications resulting in much quicker results. Retail kits can take weeks, whereas teeth whitening at Cherrydale Family Dental can be accomplished with just one visit.

The Aftercare Following Teeth Whitening

Following a teeth whitening treatment At Cherrydale Family Dental, you may experience some tooth sensitivity. We will recommend that you reduce your intake of acidic products like coffee, tea, red wine, and citrus, tomatoes, and berries for a few days. It is advisable to continue the reduction of the consumption of these beverages and foods in your future because they wear away the tooth enamel, which will not only minimize the results of the teeth whitening treatment but also accelerate the wear on the tooth.

Proper daily brushing and flossing must always be continued, and regular, consistent dental visits are essential to maintain the success of the tooth whitening procedure as well as preventative care of your teeth and gums.


Quality Dental Care for ALL Family Members

At Cherrydale Family Dental, 4399 Old Dominion Dr., Arlington, VA, our team works painstakingly to develop trustful and long-standing relationships with each patient. We see more than just your smile, teeth, and gums when you enter our office. We see a patient that will become a trusting member of our family. We want to contribute and participate in helping you maintain good oral health to the best of your ability. We will always look forward to seeing you on a regular basis and discussing what is best for you and your smile. Please contact us at 703-243-8288 to discuss the benefits of teeth whitening and how it can improve your quality of life.


Modern dentistry techniques, affordable prices and financial options make it easier than ever for you to have a bright and healthy smile. We are currently accepting new patients and we would love to help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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