Teeth Whitening Silver Spring MD
Treating Yellow Teeth | Dental Bleaching
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple teeth whitening procedure.
What is teeth whitening?
Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
In just a few days your custom bleach splints will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special whitening agent that you put into the clear splints. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We’ll want to take “after” photos at your next appointment.
Are You Ready to Take Your Smile to the Next Level?
Dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth, including history of root canal treatment. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of the treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
Key Benefits of Teeth Whitening
- Corrects brown, yellow and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- Is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive
How Is Teeth Whitening Done?
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “stent” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each daily from 30 minutes to just a few hours (depending on the type of product) for a week or two, and at the end of this time, significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. There are some cases where bleaching can take several weeks and at times, due to tetraycline stain, teeth may not be successfully whitened. These determinations will be made during assessment. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.