Teeth Whitening Sterling, VA

Teeth Whitening An Overview

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular smile makeover treatment options requested today, providing a quick and economical boost to your confidence. At Ridgetop Dental in Sterling and Reston, VA, we offer professional quality teeth whitening that will offer safe, dramatic results when compared to over the counter options.

We offer both in office and customized take home treatment options to suit your needs. Teeth whitening with Opalescence® professional products can brighten your teeth up to 6 shades whiter, erasing years of stains from lifestyle habits, aging teeth, trauma or medications. Dr. Datta Malyavantham is a leading cosmetic dentist in Northern Virginia who has the training and expertise to provide personalized dental care for results that will enhance both the aesthetics and health of your natural smile.

Dr. Datta and his associates at Ridgetop Dental offer complimentary consultations for cosmetic dentistry, providing the opportunity to learn more about teeth whitening treatment options and how they can solve your cosmetic concerns. These can include dental crowns, tooth bonding or dental veneers.

Schedule A Consultation

We welcome new patients from many local communities in Northern VA, including Vienna, Herndon, Fairfax, Oakton, Ashburn and Great Falls. We will meet with you and recommend the most suitable teeth whitening option for your smile or an alternative treatment if we feel your tooth stains or discoloration may not respond well to professional whitening products.

To schedule your appointment, request an appointment online or call one of our two Northern VA office locations:

  • Sterling: (703) 594-4009
  • Reston: (571) 616-9685
Great location and the quality of care is better than any other place I've been. I would definitely recommend this office.Leroy B
Excellent experience at Ridgetop Dental!! Receptionists are super friendly and helpful and the Dental hygienists and Dentists are outstanding. My kids and I were very happy, comfortable and pleased with the care and the experience! Highly recommend both locations!Deanna B

Teeth Whitening What to Expect

Teeth whitening is a simple, painless process and can be completed in about an hour in our Northern VA dentist office or over the course of about 2 weeks at home. In both cases, our professional products from Opalescence will whiten and brighten your smile up to 6 full shades. Dr. Datta recommends that you begin treatment with a clean and healthy smile and he will examine your teeth and gums to look for any signs of disease that could impact results during your consultation.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

An in-office treatment will take about one hour, during which most patients relax, read or enjoy entertainment as we transform their smile. Using laser technology, the professional bleaching agent is applied and will penetrate the enamel of the tooth for a deeper treatment and beautiful results that can last a year or more with good oral hygiene and avoiding common lifestyle habits that stain and darken the teeth: tobacco use/smoking, dark foods and dark beverages.

Take Home Teeth Whitening

A take home teeth whitening treatment will require a brief office visit for dental impressions. These will be necessary for the fabrication of custom fit bleaching trays to be used at home with the professional bleaching agent.

You will receive a set of custom made trays and the bleaching gel that will be applied before placing them securely over the teeth each day. The custom fit trays will reduce any sensitivity that can result when the gel contacts the soft tissues repeatedly. They will also serve to ensure a consistency of application for a better result.

The trays will be used for a specified amount of time daily for about 2 weeks and your results will gradually emerge.

Both types of teeth whitening can be maintained with good oral hygiene and routine dental care. Periodic touch ups can boost the longevity of your fresh, white smile.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Can I whiten dental restorations like veneers or crowns?

No, traditional teeth whitening will not work on dental restorations. Most modern dental restorations are made with highly stain-resistant materials that do not easily stain. Using mouthwash every day and fluoride toothpaste can help deter stains from accumulating on your teeth and restorations.

Will teeth whitening leave me sensitive to hot and cold foods?

The teeth whitening procedure removes surface stains and can leave your teeth temporarily sensitive. This is normal and will go away after a couple of days. Fresh tooth enamel is exposed and that’s why you experience sensitivity. all you have to do is avoid really hot or cold foods for a short period of time.

Is teeth whitening treatment permanent?

No. All teeth whitening treatments, weather done at the dentist or not, are not permanent. You will need routine treatment if you want to keep your teeth perfectly white for a long time. Diligent brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and visiting the dentist will ensure that your treatment will last longer and need less followup treatments.

Dr. Datta Malyavantham

Why choose Ridgetop Dental?

Ridgetop Dental is your dental home in Northern VA for complete and comprehensive oral health care. Led by Dr. Datta Malyavantham, our team is committed to helping patients achieve their dental health goals through personalized care.

From routine dental care and general dentistry to treatment options for complex dental problems, including missing teeth, our two convenient office locations strive to meet your needs, your goals and your budget. Our focus is on the long term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that provides confidence and the best possible quality of life.

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