Teeth Whitening in Gaithersburg, MD
A bright, beautiful smile can light up a room and make a great first impression.
Unfortunately, as we age, it is common for our teeth to darken, even without coffee or tobacco. This naturally occurring process occurs because of colorful foods and beverages we consume. Stains collect in the microscopic pores of your teeth and, over the years, can change your smile from white to yellow or brown.
Fortunately, one of the least expensive and effective ways to improve the appearance of your smile is with professional teeth whitening under the supervision of an experienced dentist. Both Dr. Daftary and Dr. Zaner have years of experience helping people regain the sparkling smile of their youth.
Teeth whitening always works best right after you have your teeth cleaned because a professional dental cleaning will remove surface tartar and stains that interfere with the process.
What about Over-the-Counter Options?
Over-the-counter teeth whitening can provide some improvement to the shade of your teeth, but the results are often non-uniform and unpredictable. Over-the-counter products can only provide moderate results and are often hard to use – strips slip, gel leaks out of generic trays, and toothpastes with abrasives may cause sensitivity.
Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening
We offer Zoom! take-home teeth whitening systems and will determine the right one for you. Zoom! offers varying strengths of whitening gels in both carbide and hydrogen peroxide formulas. We start by taking impressions of your teeth and creating whitening trays that will fit your teeth snugly, holding your whitening gel in place while you wear them. Our dentists will recommend the type of whitening gel that will give you great results and avoid side effects, such as sensitivity.
We will discuss the best way to use your custom whitening system, including how long to wear your trays each day to achieve a whiter smile.
Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you want instant results in one office visit, we offer in-office teeth whitening that will improve the shade of your teeth dramatically in about an hour.
We will place professional-strength Zoom! whitening gel on your teeth and activate it with a special light to improve results. We can repeat this process three times in one appointment so you can enjoy a whiter smile on the same day.
This is a great option for patients looking to improve their appearance quickly for a vacation, holiday, class reunion, or other special event.
Maintaining Your Smile
You should hold onto your whitening trays to touch up your teeth in the future. How often you need to whiten your teeth will depend on your lifestyle and the foods and beverages you consume.
It is important to avoid certain behaviors, especially right after you whiten your teeth:
- Tobacco use
- Coffee consumption
- Red wine
Contact Us to Learn More about a Whiter Smile
Call Lakeforest Dental Associates to schedule a teeth whitening consultation in our Gaithersburg dental office!