Customized plans for a whiter smile

Over time, our teeth inevitably become susceptible to stains and discoloration. Normal, everyday foods such as coffee, tea, or red wine can wreak havoc on your pearly whites. As we age, our teeth can also slowly darken and appear yellowish or a dull gray.

The Williamsburg Center for Dental Health offers several safe, effective, and affordable options for teeth whitening. We are happy to offer you a customized whitening plan based on your needs, budget, and timeframe. Teeth whitening under the care of a dentist can offer superior, consistent results delivered in a safe manner. Dr. Hall will meet with you to discuss your goals and offer the most suitable treatment options for your smile. Teeth whitening can boost your confidence and take years off of your smile.

Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening can be successful for most patients, however, there are certain types of tooth stains that do not respond to bleaching products. If you have stains that are the result of a genetic condition, medical condition or prescribed medication such as tetracycline, Dr. Hall can offer alternative options to whiten your teeth. We offer a full range of cosmetic dental treatments, including those that can address tooth discoloration with lasting results. Alternatives to teeth whitening can include:

  • dental crowns
  • tooth bonding
  • porcelain veneers
Ready to learn more about how teeth whitening can change your smile?

Schedule a dental appointment or consultation with Dr. Hall to discuss your needs. Dr. Hall will evaluate the condition of your teeth and discuss your most suitable treatment options for achieving a whiter, brighter smile.

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Opalescence Go Frequently Asked Questions

1At Home Instructions
Start the whitening process by brushing your teeth. Rinse well. Place a dot of bleaching gel in the front portion of the custom fitted tray and spread the gel with the syringe tip. Place the trays on your teeth and gently press the tray to move the gel into place. Wipe away any excess gel on the gum tissue with your finger or tissue and spit out any excess. Wear the tray overnight. Remove the trays, wipe the gel out with tissue and use a toothbrush with water (not paste) to clean the trays thoroughly.
2Maintenance Schedule
After the initial whitening treatment, use Opalescence Go 1-2 nights a month as needed to maintain the desired shade.
3How long will it take my teeth to whiten?
Every individual whitens at a different rate, but the average time that most people notice a color change is wearing the trays daily for 2-3 weeks. Yellow and brown stains bleach faster than blue or grey stained teeth.
4Is it normal for my teeth to be sensitive?
Opalescence Go is an aqueous-based solution that is less sensitive than traditional whitening. If sensitivity does occur, use the Sooth gel as directed. To help in preventing or temporarily reducing sensitivity, you may choose to use a toothpaste for “sensitive teeth” which usually takes 4-6 weeks for a noticeable change.
5Can I whiten my teeth if I have periodontal disease?
Patients with periodontal disease or with excessive root surface exposure may notice some sensitivity. Use a “sensitive teeth” toothpaste and nighttime fluoride rinse to help desensitize your teeth prior to bleaching.