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Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner

The Teeth Whitening Process: 3 Steps to a Stunning Smile

September 8, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Daftary

Everyone loves a beautiful smile! It's one of the features people first notice when they meet you. Could your smile use an update? You might be surprised at the difference whitening your teeth can make. It's a fast and affordable way to give your smile that boost it needs. Here's what you should know.

Step 1: Cleaning Your Teeth

Once you've decided that whitening is the right treatment for you, it is best to start with a teeth cleaning to remove any built-up plaque or bacteria that could affect the results of your whitening procedure.

Step 2: Choose the Whitening Treatment that Best Suits Your Lifestyle

Do you have a wedding, reunion, or other significant event coming up? You may want to choose an in-office whitening treatment, which delivers immediate results after one visit. Your dentist will apply a protective barrier and then use a high strength whitening gel that is activated with a special light to brighten your smile 6 to 10 shades. You will even receive a fluoride treatment to help reduce any sensitivity that could be caused by the whitening gel. 

If you would like to whiten your teeth based on your schedule, a take-home whitening system may be the ideal choice for you. Take-home whitening utilizes custom plastic trays to deliver results in around two weeks. With a take-home system you also enjoy the freedom to brighten your smile in the future whenever you like as you can purchase additional whitening gel from your dentist.

Step 3: Maintain Your Beautiful New Smile

Be sure to keep your teeth white and bright with regular cleaning appointments and checkups with your dentist every six months. An excellent home care routine consisting of brushing at least twice daily and flossing once will also help you maintain your new smile.

Whiter & Brighter Smiles in Gaithersburg

Would you like to learn more about your options? Contact your team at Lakeforest Dental Associates today to learn more about teeth whitening in Gaithersburg.

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