Teeth Whitening

Deidra Kokel, DDS

Dentists located in Leesburg, VA

Nothing boosts your confidence and self-esteem like a smile that lights up a room. Deidra Kokel, DDS offers game-changing teeth whitening procedures at her practice in Leesburg, Virginia, to give your smile the shine you’ve been dreaming about. With either short, simple in-office whitenings, or take-home whitening kits, Dr. Kokel helps you brighten your smile by multiple shades with long-lasting results. To schedule a whitening, call or click today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Deidra Kokel, DDS

Why should I consider a teeth whitening?

Having a white, gleaming smile can give you the confidence to nail a job interview or ask that special someone out on a date.

The outer layer of your teeth, or the enamel, can incur stains or discoloration due to aging and certain foods and beverages you consume, including:

  • Coffee
  • Dark teas
  • Red wine
  • Mustard
  • Berries
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Tomato sauce

Smoking tobacco and existing cracks or chips in your teeth can also cause tooth discoloration.

How does an in-office teeth whitening session work?

In-office teeth whitening is a short, simple process that lasts under an hour. This process whitens your teeth by several shades in just one sitting.

During your teeth whitening appointment, Dr. Kokel lines a tray with a strong bleaching agent and places it in your mouth. While wearing the tray, the bleaching agent coats your teeth, which breaks up the concentration of stains on your teeth. The bleaching agent’s active ingredient is typically either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

Can I do teeth whitening at home?

As an alternative to in-office teeth whitening, Dr. Kokel provides take-home whitening trays and a detailed treatment plan to follow. In only a few short weeks, you can whiten your teeth on your own schedule in the comfort of your own home.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, a teeth whitening procedure with Dr. Kokel is safe and painless. Whether you schedule a whitening at the office or whiten your teeth at home, the only complication you might experience is tooth sensitivity.

This heightened sensitivity is a response to the bleaching agent and should subside within a few hours at most.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

The length of your whitening results depends on your dietary and oral hygiene habits. As long as you eat a balanced diet, avoid or limit stain-causing foods, and brush and floss regularly, your teeth whitening results should last for at least one to three years.

If you’d like to try whitening for the first time or come in to brighten your smile again, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule a teeth whitening at Deidra Kokel, DDS.