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As time goes by, you naturally lose the brightness of your smile. Stains build up on your teeth, thanks to foods like blueberries and balsamic vinegar, beverages like tea and red wine and lifestyle choices such as smoking or chewing tobacco. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with a yellow smile that makes you want to hide your teeth from the world. With the help of a teeth bleaching dentist, you can regain that bright, white smile of your past. Discover what millions of other Americans know: professional dental whitening is fast, easy, effective and affordable.
Are There Advantages to Professional Teeth Whitening?
Many patients find that they prefer the immediate and dramatically whiter results they achieve with in-office teeth whitening. Also known as chairside whitening or power bleaching, in-office whitening uses a highly concentrated bleaching gel that makes teeth brighter than most do-it-yourself products. Unlike at-home products, your results are immediate rather than gradual.
One of the most important benefits of in-office treatment is professional supervision. Our dentist carefully monitors your procedure to ensure that your teeth are safely and painlessly treated.
Before the procedure, our dentist thoroughly examines your teeth to find the underlying cause of your discoloration. This exam helps our dentist determine the most effective treatment. In-office whitening works best on teeth stained by foods, drinks and tobacco use. It is less effective on stains caused by medications like tetracycline and stains caused by structural issues such deep tooth injuries and decay. Tooth restorations such as veneers, fillings and crowns are not affected by the bleaching gel, so whitening will not change their color.
We’re excited to work with you to find the treatment that best suits your individual needs. Call us today to get started.
How Can I Effectively Whiten Teeth at Home?
If over-the-counter teeth whitening kits don’t provide satisfactory results, but you still want the convenience of an at-home solution, talk to our teeth bleaching dentist about our kits for teeth whitening at home. These kits contain powerful, professional-grade teeth whitening gel that can lighten teeth up to six shades.
Best of all, these kits are custom-made for you by your dentist. To make the individualized teeth whitening trays, we’ll take an impression of your teeth. This impression ensures that we create a tray that fits snugly over your teeth. You’ll fill the tray with the professional-grade whitening gel, and wear the gel-filled tray for an hour a day for two weeks. Most patients find this kit easy to use and more effective than drug-store whitening kits.
What Will I Pay for In-Office Teeth Whitening?
Your teeth bleaching cost depends on a variety of factors such as how many treatments you need, the kind of teeth whitening system you choose and whether your dentist will need to blend the color of your tooth restorations after treatment. Using at-home teeth bleaching kits after treatment to maintain your results also influences your total cost. You can find out more about costs by scheduling a consultation with our dentist. Once we evaluate your individual needs, we can give you a thorough cost estimate.
What Are the Benefits of Professional vs DIY Teeth Whitening Products?
While over-the-counter teeth whitening systems are convenient, their results are very slight and often inconsistent. In contrast, professional whitening gel is significantly more powerful than DIY products, so you get results that are very noticeable, reliable and immediate. DIY whitening strips, trays, gels, rinses and toothpastes can also irritate your gums and sensitive teeth, especially if they are used incorrectly. Professional supervision of your treatment helps guide your results and keeps your gums and teeth safe during the procedure.
What Are the Steps of a Teeth Whitening Procedure?
Each cosmetic teeth whitening procedure varies a bit, but most treatment types have a few steps in common. The following describes some of what you can expect during your whitening procedure:
- Your teeth are examined and cleaned.
- Your dentist uses a cheek retractor to reveal your teeth.
- Gums are protected by an application of a special liquid.
- A layer of bleaching gel is applied to your teeth. The layer will stay in place for a period of time, and then is removed to allow a new coat to be applied. This process is repeated multiple times during treatment.
- Intense light may be used to improve results.
Often your dentist will take photos of your teeth before and after your procedure to evaluate improvement. At the end of the treatment, your dentist will decide whether you need follow-up treatment based on the extent of your teeth whitening improvement.
If you want a brighter, more appealing smile, call our office today. We can help you discover the joy of whiter teeth with cosmetic teeth whitening in Pikesville,