Our Goal is to give you a smile you love

Having a smile you love is a joy we want every one of our patients to experience, and as a team of dentists dedicated to serving Fredericksburg and Ashland, VA, we offer excellent cosmetic dentistry services that achieve that. Teeth whitening is one such cosmetic method we use to improve smiles, and it’s generally a simple and noninvasive process.

Teeth Whitening as Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening refers to the many methods available for making natural teeth brighter and whiter. It is a corrective service that is applied to discoloration on the teeth, typically for the sake of cosmetic and aesthetic purposes. When discoloration occurs on teeth, it can cause self-consciousness for individuals who might otherwise be proud of their smile, and whitening can help set them free to love their smile again. 

In addition to giving you the confidence of a brighter smile, teeth whitening methods are convenient, simple, and safe, and they contribute to better oral health overall. Compared to other cosmetic dentistry options, teeth whitening is also relatively affordable. 

Keep in mind that teeth discoloration may sometimes be a symptom of a deeper problem, so it’s always important to consult with a knowledgeable dentist (like one from our team) before utilizing teeth whitening. By dealing with the root problem first, you’ll help to ensure that any whitening treatment you have afterward will be as effective as possible. 

Teeth Whitening Methods We Use

There are several methods we use to achieve teeth whitening for our patients, and our team can help you determine what the best option is for you. 

In-Office Whitening (Chairside Bleaching)

For our at-home teeth bleaching services, we take professional impressions of your teeth in order to make custom trays for you to use at home. We’ll give you thorough instructions for using a peroxide-based whitening solution with these trays that will bleach your teeth and achieve a whiter smile in a matter of a few weeks. Our team will also help you navigate and minimize any potential tooth sensitivity you may experience during your bleaching treatment. 

Whitening Toothpaste

Another option for teeth whitening is special toothpaste. Teeth whitening toothpastes contain mild abrasives that break down and remove stains from your tooth enamel. This differs from bleaching in that it doesn’t technically change the color of your teeth but rather removes discoloration from them. Using a teeth whitening toothpaste is simple, affordable, and may be a great first option for those with sensitive teeth. It’s also convenient because you can easily reach all of your teeth from front to back with the treatment and save time in the process. 

In-Office Whitening

Finally, we offer in-office whitening services at Smile Center. In most cases, we can have your teeth whitened in only one visit. Using a combination of custom whitening trays and UV light treatment, our in-office treatment can quickly leave your teeth two shades brighter. Keep in mind that after in-office whitening, we will send you home with your trays that will allow you to continue the whitening process at home. Overall, in-office whitening is typically the most effective method with the best results for our patients.

Other Cosmetic Dentistry Services We Offer

At Smile Center, we offer several other cosmetic dentistry services in addition to teeth whitening, including the following:


In addition to these cosmetic dentistry options, we also offer top-notch general, specialty, and pediatric dental services for our patients in Fredericksburg and Ashland, VA. 

We're Here to Serve You

If you’re looking for quality cosmetic dentistry, contact us at Smile Center today. It’s our privilege to partner with our patients to achieve the smile of their dreams, and we’re here to serve you.

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Here at Fredericksburg Smile Center and Ashland Smile Center, we’re proud to make it easy to pay for dental services. We offer high-end dental services at an affordable price. Our staff is trained to help you understand your benefits. We also have financing options that offer low-interest, low-finance plans. Finding affordable dentistry doesn’t have to be intimidating!

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