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Drummond Dental Care

Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Fairfax, VA

Teeth Whitening Specialist

Drummond Dental Care has welcomed many patients who love coffee and tea to his state-of-the-art practice in Fairfax, Virginia -- and he’s sent many of them away with brilliant white smiles. Dr. Drummond is honored to be regarded as one of Northern Virginia’s experts in teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening

Who Can Benefit from Teeth Whitening?Teeth Whitening

Almost anyone with stained, discolored or dull teeth may stand to benefit from a teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Drummond has helped patients whose teeth were stained by years of coffee drinking, tea drinking, and smoking, as well as by other causes.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take?

As an experienced dentist, Dr. Drummond is able to apply teeth whitening treatments that work much faster than those that are available over the counter. Patients usually see noticeable results after just a single visit, although Dr. Drummond might recommend multiple treatments or ongoing care to achieve a patient’s desired smile.

What Stains and Discoloration Can Be Treated?

Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth's enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.

Teeth stains and discoloration can be separated into two categories. Some stains, such as those caused by food, drink, and tobacco, start from the outside. Whitening kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes may have some effect on these stains but can often wear away enamel. A treatment applied by a cosmetic dentist will be more effective. Other stains, which are caused by medications, injuries, and fluorosis, start on the inside of the tooth. These stains can only be lightened by a professional whitening treatment.

How Long Do Teeth Whitening Treatments Take?

A single teeth whitening treatment takes about as long as a typical doctor or dentist appointment. There’s usually no need to stay in the dentist office for a long recovery period. In most cases, patients can go back to their day following the treatment whether they’re headed home, to school or work.

What Should Patients Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist?

When selecting a cosmetic dentist specifically for teeth whitening, patients should look for someone who is both knowledgeable and experienced. The dentist should have helped lots of patients regain their smiles, and they should have pictures that demonstrate their past work. Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored, and directions followed closely.


Please contact our office for more information about the insurance policies we accept.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
MetLife Dental
United Concordia Dental
United Healthcare
United Healthcare PPO

Words from our patients

  • Dr. Oogle

    "Dr. Drummond was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work!!"

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Drummond's staff is amazing, very professional and create a warm environment. Definitely can tell it's a family business."

    Nita H.
  • Yelp

    "I have had two crowns from Mr. Dr. Drummond (husband and wife practice) and both are holding up perfectly."

    P M
  • Yelp

    "Routine cleanings are a breeze, the staff is friendly and the equipment seems to be top notch. "

    Alex C.
Drummond Dental Care
2665 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 571-222-6847
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