Teeth Whitening

Tysons Laser Center Dentistry

Kris Popli, DDS

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Tysons Corner, VA

Whitening your teeth is a simple way to enhance your overall appearance and boost your confidence without complex dental treatments or prosthetics. At Tysons Laser Center Dentistry in Tysons Corner, Virginia, Kris Popli, DDS, offers both professional in-office teeth whitening or high-quality kits to take home. To brighten your smile with teeth whitening, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple way to improve your smile’s appearance. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, you don’t need to alter the structure of your teeth or change their positions. Teeth whitening simply brightens the shade of your teeth to give you a dazzling grin. 


Professional teeth whitening treatments use more powerful whitening products than over-the-counter teeth whitening kits. Dr. Popli gives you specific instructions and monitors your treatment for safety and effectiveness.

What are my teeth whitening options?

AT Tysons Laser Center Dentistry, Dr. Popli offers both in-office Zoom! teeth whitening and take-home whitening with professional-grade products:

In-office whitening

During in-office whitening, Dr. Popli removes plaque and other debris from your teeth before applying the bleaching product. After the bleaching product is evenly spread across your teeth, he uses a high-intensity light to activate it. The process takes less than an hour and you can enjoy the full results right away.

Take-home whitening

You can use take-home whitening kits in the comfort of your home during your leisure time. Dr. Popli makes you a set of custom-fit trays for your teeth and professional bleaching products. 


You wear your trays at home as Dr. Popli recommends, typically for 15-30 minutes once or twice a day. With consistent use, you can get comparable results to an in-office treatment. 

Why do I need teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is an optional process as it serves a cosmetic purpose. However, it’s extremely popular. If you feel like your smile looks dull, yellow, or brown, you might feel less confident than you would with bright white teeth. The confidence you get from having a gorgeous smile can translate into more success in your professional and social life. 


Your teeth stain because the enamel is porous. It absorbs pigment from foods, drinks, and other substances that enter your mouth. Substances and processes leading to tooth staining and discoloration include:


  • Smoking and tobacco
  • Natural aging
  • Coffee and tea
  • Wine and juice
  • Soda
  • Certain medications
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Certain illnesses


Even after a whitening treatment, factors like these continue to contribute to tooth staining and discoloration. Dr. Popli tells you how often you should get whitening treatments to maintain the shade of your teeth and offers preventive strategies, like using straws for pigmented drinks. 


To find out more about your options for professional teeth whitening, call Tysons Laser Center Dentistry or book an appointment online today.