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Teeth Whitening Glyndon, MD

Feeling confident about your smile makes a big difference in bettering your quality of life. At Baltimore Dental Co., we are proud to offer extensive cosmetic dentistry services to help our patients achieve their dream smiles. We provide professional teeth whitening in Glyndon, MD for patients who are self- conscious about the yellowing or discoloration of their smiles.

As your trusted cosmetic dentist in Glyndon, MD, Dr. Leah Romay is happy to provide a cosmetic treatment plan for your smile. She may suggest tooth whitening to transform your smile. This cosmetic service is an efficient way to revitalize your smile and help you feel more confident personally and professionally.

Teeth Whitening in Baltimore MD

CHOOSING PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING OVER STORE-BOUGHT TEETH WHITENING

Using a store-bought teeth whitening product may seem like an easy option, but the results may be lacking and difficult to achieve. Store-bought whitening may be approaching expiration due to bulk ordering, or it may have been overheated during shipment. This will negatively affect the potency of the whitening agent. Additionally, store-bought whitening has a “one-size-fits-all” approach compared to professional whitening that is custom fitted to you. The combination of low potency and ill-fitting appliances can cause the duration of the store-bought whitening process to be very lengthy.

There are many advantages to choosing professional teeth whitening over store-bought whitening products including:

  • Better Whitening Agents: The professional whitening treatment used at Baltimore Dental Co. is KoR Whitening. This material is ordered specifically for you and shipped on ice to ensure it is of the highest quality.
  • Custom Treatment: We recognize that some patients will require more treatment than others. Because of this, we offer custom treatment tiers to meet your specific needs based on your starting point and long-term goals.
  • Supervised Treatment: You will remain under the supervision of Dr. Romay and the Baltimore Dental Co. team during your entire treatment. This will minimize the risk of gum irritation and tooth sensitivity. Our team can also treat dental issues like cavities or gum disease prior to the whitening procedure, which over-the-counter products cannot address.
  • Even and Consistent Results: Our professional teeth whitening treatment will involve custom- made trays that fit snugly over your teeth. This will ensure the whitening agent is evenly distributed and reduce the risk of uneven whitening. In-office sessions can focus on trouble spots to provide the most uniform look achievable with simple whitening protocols.
  • Faster Results: Professional whitening will provide noticeable results fast without discomfort when used appropriately. Over-the-counter options may require weeks or months of consistent use to see similar effects.
  • Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment: Before professional whitening, Dr. Romay will assess your overall oral health. This will ensure that teeth whitening will not lead to any oral health complications or affect the outcome of other procedures.

TEETH WHITENING IN GLYNDON, MD

When you are ready to begin your whitening journey, we will take initial photographs, complete a scan to make a 3D model of your teeth, and order your custom whitening trays and materials. At your next visit, we will check that the whitening trays have the perfect fit and review how to use and care for your new appliances. Depending on the extent of stain, some patients may have a simplified in-office whitening conditioning treatment at this time. You will then whiten at home for a set period of time depending on your treatment needs. We will schedule your in-office whitening session the day following your final at-home whitening application. At the conclusion of your in-office whitening appointment, you will see your beautiful, final results.

TEETH WHITENING FAQs

The Baltimore Dental Co. team is happy to answer any questions you might have about our teeth whitening services. If you are curious about professional teeth whitening, start by reading the answers to our frequently asked questions.

WHY ARE MY TEETH YELLOW?

As we age, it is very common to experience tooth discoloration. One reason this happens is because many foods and beverages that we consume on a daily basis contain staining agents that attach to our dental structures. Over time, these staining agents can dull the appearance of your smile. Even patients who have the most thorough oral hygiene routines can experience tooth discoloration.

Additionally, everyday use will slowly wear away the enamel layer of teeth. This causes the layer of dentin below to become visible. Dentin is naturally a deep yellow color that darkens and thickens as it replaces itself overtime.

Another cause of darkening teeth is tooth trauma. Whatever the reasoning behind the discoloration, we can easily resolve your concerns with teeth whitening solutions.

HOW CAN I MAINTAIN MY SMILE FOLLOWING A TEETH WHITENING APPOINTMENT?

It is best to have a monthly whitening schedule to maintain your new shade. The team at Baltimore Dental Co. will help guide you as to the best whitening maintenance frequency for your smile. Please continue to eat a colorful, healthy, rotating diet for your overall health outside of the active whitening periods! Keep in mind that deeply colored foods like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, soda, and ketchup can discolor your teeth overtime. It is best to brush immediately following the consumption of a dark food or drink to minimize the amount of time the teeth are exposed to the staining item.

CAN I GET A TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT IF I HAVE CAVITIES?

It is not ideal to whiten your teeth if there are cavities present. When you don’t treat your cavities first, the whitening agent may cause hypersensitivity.

HOW LONG DOES TEETH WHITENING LAST?

Teeth whitening lasts for as long as you make it! Teeth will continue to stain overtime, but with the proper maintenance program, you can impede this shade change.

IS TEETH WHITENING PERMANENT?

Teeth whitening can be permanent if the patient is committed to the proper maintenance program. Some medications and staining food may affect a patient’s overall shade. Additional at home treatment is generally all that is needed to maintain the shade achieved from the in-office session. In some situations, a patient may elect to do another in-office treatment in order to return to their preferred shade.

DOES INSURANCE COVER TEETH WHITEN PROCEDURES?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment and because patients use it for aesthetic purposes, insurance carriers do not find the procedure necessary to your health and will not contribute towards the cost.

SHOULD I DRINK COFFEE THROUGH A STRAW WHILE TEETH WHITENING?

During teeth whitening, we recommend following the “white tee-shirt rule.” This means, if a food or drink spilt on a white shirt and would be difficult to get out in the laundry, it should be avoided until 48 hours after the last whitening application.

Many patients feel that it would be impossible to skip their coffee, and though we prefer that you do not ingest the staining beverage during whitening, drinking coffee, or any other dark beverage, with a straw may minimize the potential staining on the front teeth.

IS IT BETTER TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH BEFORE OR AFTER WHITENING?

It is important to remove any plaque buildup prior to whitening as it can prevent the whitening agent from entirely covering the teeth. After whitening at home, it is also important to brush and remove any excess whitening agent that may still be present. It is not necessary to brush after an in-office whitening session as our team will ensure all whitening agent has been removed from your teeth.


Schedule An Appointment For Teeth Whitening in Glyndon, MD

Don’t be self-conscious about your smile. Our team of cosmetic dental professionals is here to help you achieve any cosmetic goals that you have. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Leah Romay today. We look forward to seeing you soon.