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Why People Love Heresi Dental Care

Laerica N.
The staff here are very helpful with explaining the process of their practices before performing them on you. Any questions I had were answered. The staff is friendly and they really care about your concerns. I returned to the office for my fillings and everyone was so cheerful and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Heresi, is wonderful and really takes care of you while in his care.
Sonia A.
Have been coming here with my family for years and always have the best care, customer service, and advice. A true family dentistry
Linda W.
Long time patient, everyone is always friendly, dependable and very competent. I feel comfortable placing my dental care with Dr Heresi and staff.
Kimberly F.
Very knowledgeable staff and will explain in depth answers to your questions. All staff is supportive and understanding. They care about your comfort. I recommend their services.
James A.
Great staff and Doctor. Always welcoming and very informative when you have questions.
Billy M.
Always friendly. Very knowledgeable. I have always been very satisfied with all cleanings and dental work that I've gotten here.
Rob M.
Everyone at Heresies Dental Care was helpful and extremely nice. It was the first time I had been there but everyone treated me like I had been going there for years. They are all very helpful and very talented in their line of work. It was the first dental visit I have had that I didn’t have a death grip on the arms of the dental chair. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Susie S.
I highly recommend this dental practice. Always professional and ensure you are comfortable. I have been using them for several years.
Madison L.
I’ve been coming here for years and it’s always a good experience! The staff is super friendly and helpful.
Luz M.
Excellent service! Great customer service. The staff is very friendly and helpful! Needless to say of Dr. Heresi and Roxanne! I would recommend this practice to everyone! Excellent dental care for all families!
Torshan W.
From my first encounter with Dr. Heresi and staff in 2015, it has been nothing but amazing. They are caring and attentative to my needs and concerns.
Harriet C.
I have been a patient for many years and have found the staff very professional and supportive. My dental health is very good as a result of this care. Thank You!
Tonay M.
I absolutely love this dental office. They have a great staff and work together as a great team. I’ve been coming here for going on three years and it’s always been an awesome visit. I highly recommend taking up services with Heresi Dental
Barbara M.
I have been coming to this dental practice for several years. They are efficient, professional and friendly. Everyone is happy and positive. I just really like everyone here!
Yvonne A.
really liked the service I received from the dentist Hugo. Very patient, pleasant, full of information, and very professional. Thank you Hugo.
Been going to Heresi Dental for 3+ years and I’ve had a very great experience. They have always answered all my questions and have always cared for my concerns. About to finish my Invisalign and I can say I’m very happy with the results. I definitely recommend Heresi dental!
Jair P.
The people here are amazing, super friendly and knowledgeable. Nobody is a fan of going to the dentist but I can honestly say this is the first time I feel at ease knowing I’ll be taken care of
Justin C.
I’ve been coming for over a decade to this office. Staff is patient and helpful. Hugo is thorough with cleaning. Dr. Heresi is excellent at keeping me informed of what’s going on, and his work is top notch 👍

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Understanding Teeth Staining

Before discussing teeth whitening treatment, it's important to understand why teeth become stained or discolored in the first place. Several factors can contribute to this common dental concern, including:

  • Food and Drink: Coffee, tea, red wine, and certain fruits and vegetables are known for staining teeth.
  • Tobacco Use: Both smoking and chewing tobacco can lead to significant tooth discoloration.
  • Age: Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing, revealing the natural yellow color of dentin.
  • Trauma: Injuries can cause teeth to change color due to the reaction of the dentin to the trauma.
  • Medications: Certain antihistamines, antipsychotics, and high blood pressure medications can cause teeth discoloration.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure aimed at removing stains and discoloration from teeth, resulting in a whiter, more attractive smile. It's one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments due to its ability to significantly improve the appearance of your teeth in a relatively short amount of time.

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How Teeth Whitening Works

Teeth whitening utilizes bleaching agents—typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide—to break down stains and discoloration on the surface of the teeth. This process can be performed in-office for immediate results or at home with professional-grade products provided by your dentist.

In-Office Whitening

In-office whitening at Heresi Dental Care offers the fastest way to whiten teeth. The procedure involves applying a high-concentration peroxide gel to the teeth after protecting the gums. The gel is left on the teeth for several intervals of 15 to 20 minutes, effectively breaking down stains and discoloration.

At-Home Whitening

For those who prefer the convenience of whitening their teeth at home, Heresi Dental Care provides professional-grade whitening kits. These kits include custom-made whitening trays and a lower concentration peroxide gel, which is safe for patients to apply themselves over a couple of weeks.

What to Expect When Getting Your Teeth Whitened

Initial Consultation

Your journey to a brighter smile begins with a consultation at one of our Fredericksburg locations. During this visit, we'll assess your dental health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine the best whitening option for you.

The Whitening Procedure

If you opt for in-office whitening, expect the procedure to last about an hour. The process is comfortable, and you'll see immediate results. For at-home whitening, we'll provide you with detailed instructions on how to use your custom kit, with results gradually appearing over the course of the treatment.

Post-Treatment Care

After whitening, it's common to experience temporary sensitivity. We recommend avoiding hot or cold beverages and using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth if needed. To maintain your results, steer clear of stain-causing foods and drinks, and follow good oral hygiene practices.
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Dr. Jawad

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I am so proud to serve our patients, neighbors, and friends in Fredericksburg. Working with a team of highly dedicated professionals, we are committed to providing our patients with the best dental care available.
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Comprehensive Family Care

Every smile is welcome here! From toddlers taking their first dental visit to seniors looking for comfortable care, our goal at Heresi Dental Care is to cater to the dental needs of every age group with precision and empathy.

Courteous, Multilingual Team

A smile speaks a thousand words, but it helps when we can communicate those words in the language our patients feel most comfortable with. Our commitment to multilingual service is just another way we strive to provide exceptional care.

Experience the Heresi Dental Care Difference

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Easy Scheduling that Fits Your Lifestyle

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure aimed at lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surfaces. It can significantly improve the brightness and appearance of your smile by targeting and reducing stains and discoloration.

Why do teeth become stained?

Teeth can become stained for several reasons, including but not limited to the consumption of certain foods and beverages (like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries), tobacco use, aging, certain medications, and genetics. Over time, these factors can contribute to the teeth appearing more yellow or discolored.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, when conducted by a professional dentist, teeth whitening is a safe procedure. At Heresi Dental Care, we use clinically approved whitening agents that are carefully applied to minimize sensitivity and protect your gums and the rest of your mouth.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening works using bleaching agents, typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which break down stains into smaller particles, making the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter. This process can be accelerated with the use of special lights or lasers during in-office treatments.

What are the different types of teeth whitening?

There are primarily two types of professional teeth whitening: in-office whitening, which is performed at the dentist’s office and usually offers immediate results, and at-home whitening kits provided by the dentist, which are used over a period of days or weeks.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The effects of teeth whitening can last from several months to up to three years, varying from person to person. The longevity of your whitening results will depend on your lifestyle choices, such as diet and tobacco use, as well as your oral hygiene practices.

Will teeth whitening work on all types of teeth?

Teeth whitening is most effective on natural teeth with extrinsic (surface) stains. It may not be as effective on intrinsic stains (stains inside the tooth), dental restorations like crowns or veneers, or teeth that have turned grayish due to antibiotic staining. A consultation with your dentist at Heresi Dental Care can determine if teeth whitening is suitable for you.

Can teeth whitening cause sensitivity?

Some people may experience temporary teeth sensitivity to cold during or after the whitening treatment. At Heresi Dental Care, we take measures to minimize sensitivity, including the use of desensitizing agents if necessary.

How can I maintain my whitening results?

To maintain your teeth whitening results, it's important to avoid stain-causing foods and beverages, refrain from tobacco use, and maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Heresi Dental Care will also help prolong your results.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

The cost of teeth whitening varies depending on the type of treatment chosen and the extent of whitening desired. During your consultation at Heresi Dental Care, we will discuss the cost of your treatment options and our flexible financing plans to make your smile makeover as affordable as possible.

New Patient Specials

New Patient Cleaning

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