Lakeforest Dental Associates
Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening

teeth whitening | bright smile | gaithersburg mdHas your smile lost a bit of its sparkle and luster? Do you wish your teeth were whiter and brighter? You might be surprised at what a difference teeth whitening in Gaithersburg can make for your smile!

Our Professional Teeth Whitening

At Lakeforest Dental Associates, we offer convenient options for whitening your teeth and achieving results fast. Our in-office treatment with ZOOM! whitening can deliver a smile that is 6 to 10 shades lighter in only one hour, while our take-home trays allow you to brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home in a matter of days.

With ZOOM! whitening, we place a protective barrier over your gums and soft tissues and then apply a high strength whitening gel on your teeth. ZOOM! is formulated to be activated with a special light that helps achieve fast results. We'll finish with a fluoride treatment to diminish any sensitivity you might experience. 

If you choose take-home whitening, we'll create plastic trays that are customized for your teeth. You'll get a crash course on safely applying the whitening gel and you'll be able to whiten at home at your leisure. Take-home trays also offer the added benefit of being able to brighten your smile at home whenever you like.

Teeth Whitening in Gaithersburg

Contact Lakeforest Dental Associates to learn more about your options for brightening your smile.

professional teeth whitening | general dentistry | gaithersburg mdIf you are like many of our Gaithersburg patients who are considering professional teeth whitening, you may be wondering how our in-office whitening services differ from over-the-counter treatments. 

How Professional Whitening Performs

While the goal of all whitening treatments is to help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile, not all teeth whitening products are created equal. Over-the-counter products such as Whitestrips or whitening toothpastes are not specifically designed for the shape or size of your mouth, and generic strips or non-custom trays can slip, slide and shift on your teeth — leaving you with inconsistent results and areas that do not receive uniform amounts of whitening. 

Whiter & Brighter Smile in Gaithersburg

As a top cosmetic dentist in Gaithersburg, MD, we use Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening products to help our patients achieve their dream smiles. Impressions of your mouth will be taken so that we can create customized whitening trays just for your teeth. The Zoom! Whitening trays, as well as the specially-formulated gels that go inside them, are designed specifically for your mouth and your individual whitening needs. No two Zoom! treatments are identical because each patient’s smile is unique.

Additionally, you will have the option of completing the Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening program more gradually at home or in our office for immediate results. 

Contact us at Lakeforest Dental Associates today to get started! 

teeth whitening | sensitive teeth | gaithersburg mdA small percentage of patients who opt to whiten their teeth experience sensitivity. Often, patients with gum recession have the most sensitivity due to exposed roots. It is important to remember that sensitivity is temporary and does not cause future problems with teeth, though it can be uncomfortable at the time. 

Professional Teeth Whitening

We offer custom take-home teeth whitening kits in our Gaithersburg, MD dental office for patients to use over the course of two to three weeks to achieve a dramatically whiter smile. When we deliver your whitening trays, we will demonstrate how to use them properly. Following instructions precisely will reduce the likelihood of sensitivity developing.

  • Use only a small dot of whitening gel per tooth
  • Do not overfill trays
  • Avoid leaving trays in for extended periods
  • Wipe any excess gel from the gums

You can also try sensitivity toothpaste to reduce symptoms. For patients with severe sensitivity, Dr. Neil Daftary or Dr. Robert Zaner can reduce the strength of the whitening gel, apply fluoride varnish to the teeth, or recommend a desensitizing agent so that you can have a white smile without pain.

Teeth Whitening in Gaithersburg

To learn more about teeth whitening in our Gaithersburg, MD dental office, contact us to book an appointment or talk to us at your next dental cleaning appointment. The best time to whiten your teeth is following a professional dental cleaning.

teeth whitening | gaithersburg mdAt Lake Forest Dental Associates, we’ve used a number of different professional teeth whitening systems over the years, but ZOOM! is hands-down the best system we’ve tried. This is why it is the system we recommend for our patients in Gaithersburg. It is affordable, convenient, and it works!

In our Gaithersburg, MD dental office, our dentists seek out the best technologies for you, and when we find the best, we don’t go back.

ZOOM! simply provides dramatic results and our patients could not be happier.

With ZOOM! you can whiten your teeth in our office or at home.

If you opt for at-home teeth whitening, we create custom trays that fit the contours of your mouth. Trays and our prescription-strength gel equal teeth whitening at your convenience and on your time. What could be easier?

In-office ZOOM! relies on your prescription and a light therapy to lift away stubborn stains. Results are faster than at-home whitening—shades up to 8 times whiter—but both options end with a dramatically brighter smile.

This system is heads above over-the-counter strips and pastes, and it is safe because it is prescribed and overseen by dental professionals.

In Gaithersburg? Schedule Today for a Brighter Smile!

If you’d like whiter teeth, contact our Gaithersburg, MD dental office to schedule an appointment today.

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