Life is full of big moments such as walking down the aisle at your storybook wedding or interviewing for your dream job. You want to look and feel your best for these times. But maybe you’re self-conscious about smiling because your pearly whites aren’t so pearly or white anymore. If you need a boost to your confidence, professional teeth whitening treatments may be just what you need to smile your best smile when you need it! If you are in the Towson, MD area and are considering professional teeth whitening, the skilled and professional team at Dental Excellence can help.
How Do Teeth Get Discolored?
Even if you’ve dutifully cared for your teeth by brushing and flossing as recommended by your dentist, discoloration of your teeth will still occur naturally over time. This process can also be hastened along by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even factors such as childhood illnesses or using certain prescription medications can cause discoloration.
Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this process down, helping your smile stay brighter and healthier longer but it cannot reverse this process altogether.
Towson, MD dentists Dr. Patrick Ousborne and Dr. Rikki Esterson of Dental Excellence offers patients the option of in office or take home teeth whitening treatment. Both options can erase years’ worth of stains and restore a more youthful appearance for your teeth. A fresh, white smile can boost your sense of confidence and help you feel ready to meet whatever challenge you’re facing.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest method of teeth whitening is the in-office treatment from Zoom!®. This procedure takes a little over an hour and can produce results up to ten shades lighter. Results will depend on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth, with certain stains being more difficult to erase completely. Dr. Ousborne or Dr. Esterson will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation.
The Zoom! process of in-office teeth whitening usually goes as follows: First, we set up a protective barrier for your gums. Next, we brush a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel onto your teeth and activate the ingredients with a special light. This process may need to be repeated several times until your desired shade is achieved.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Our most convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel is at-home teeth whitening. This method utilizes custom-fitted trays that your Dental Excellence dentist creates in the office and maximum strength bleaching gel. The take home kit will provide results far superior to over the counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that you may see for sale at your local drugstore.
At home, you will fill the trays with gel and fit them over your teeth for the prescribed amount of time daily, often overnight while you sleep. The bleaching gel will remove stains and, because it contains fluoride, it will also reduce sensitivity and strengthen your enamel. After about a week of regular use, your teeth will look dramatically whiter.
All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and your Dental Excellence dentist will carefully supervise teeth whitening treatments.
Teeth Whitening in Towson, MD
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ousborne and Dr. Esterson at Dental Excellence in Towson, MD by calling (410) 514-6553 or request an appointment online.