Teeth Whitening: An Overview
Many of our patients are looking for the fastest way to get the smile of their dreams. One of our most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry solutions is teeth whitening because it is an effective, minimally invasive treatment that improves your smile. We offer at-home or in-office teeth whitening solutions to best meet our patient’s needs. Before the patient receives teeth whitening treatment, our dentist creates a custom mouth tray for the patient to ensure that the correct amount of whitening solution is used and that the patient’s teeth are properly exposed to the whitening solution.
Teeth Whitening in Laurel, MD
As your trusted cosmetic dentist in Laurel, MD, we are happy to provide you with teeth whitening solutions to meet your needs. Whether you are interested in whitening your teeth at home or in our office, we can provide treatment that is most convenient for you while also giving you the effective results you desire. Here are some common questions we get regarding our teeth whitening treatment:
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution for achieving white teeth. Depending on your personal habits, teeth whitening results can last for one or more years. For example, if you are a regular coffee drinker or smoke cigarettes, your smile is likely to dull more quickly than others. However, you are more than welcome to return to our office for another whitening treatment if this happens.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes. All of our procedures are safe and for the benefit of our patients. While you may experience some teeth sensitivity or gum irritation from the bleaching solution, these symptoms will go away after your treatment. Your dentist may recommend some products to treat tooth sensitivity if this continues to occur while whitening your teeth.
Do you recommend over-the-counter whitening strips?
Patients are able to purchase several teeth whitening products are their grocery store, including over-the-counter whitening strips. We recommend avoiding these products, as they are often a one-size-fits-all approach to teeth whitening. Our whitening trays are designed to custom-fit your smile so that the color of your smile is consistent. Often, patients who use whitening strips come to us afterward with blotchy teeth because the whitening solution was not evenly applied to the surface of their teeth.