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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 consultation for your smile. She may suggest tooth whitening to transform your smile. This cosmetic service is an affordable and efficient way to revitalize your smile and help you feel more confident personally and professionally.

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Choosing Professional Teeth Whitening Over Store-Bought Teeth Whitening

Using a store-bought teeth whitening product may be the easy option, but the results will not be as vivid as professional whitening. There are many advantages to choosing professional teeth whitening over store-bought whitening products including:

  • Stronger Whitening Agents: The professional whitening treatments that we use have stronger bleaching agents than those available in over-the-counter products, resulting in more significant whitening in a shorter amount of time.
  • Custom Treatment: We can customize the treatment to your specific needs. Dr. Romay can adjust the concentration of the whitening agent and the duration of the treatment to ensure that you receive optimal results while minimizing sensitivity and irritation.
  • Safer Treatment: You will remain under the supervision of Dr. Romay during your entire treatment. This will ensure that you are safe and that it minimizes the risk of gum irritation and tooth sensitivity. She can also advise against whitening in the presence of dental issues like cavities or gum disease, 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.
  • Faster Results: Using professional whitening trays will result in noticeable results after just one session. Over-the-counter options may require weeks or months of consistent use to see similar effects.
  • Long-Lasting Results: The effects of professional whitening treatments tend to last longer than those achieved with store-bought kits, especially when accompanied by proper dental hygiene and regular touch-ups as advised by your dentist.
  • Comprehensive Oral Health Evaluation: 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

To start your treatment, we will take impressions of your teeth. We will use these molds to create custom bleaching trays that will fit over your teeth perfectly. Unlike a store-bought whitening treatment, this is a custom-fit appliance. We will ensure that our bleaching trays are designed specifically for your smile to avoid blotchy or inconsistent whitening outcomes.

We will send you home with your custom trays and the bleaching gel. Dr. Romay will provide you with specific directions on how and when to use it. If done consistently, you should see gradual results in about 1 to 2 weeks.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Dr. Romay is happy to answer any questions you might have about our teeth whitening services. If you curious about professional teeth whitening, start by reading the answer to our frequently asked questions.

Why are my teeth yellow?

As we age, it is very common to experience tooth discoloration. This happens because common 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. It is nothing to be ashamed of and can be easily resolved with teeth whitening solutions.

How can I maintain my smile following a teeth whitening appointment?

The best way to maintain your smile following a teeth whitening appointment is to avoid substances known for calling tooth discoloration. Foods like dyed candies, tomato-based sauces, and red berries are known for staining the surfaces of your teeth.

Additionally, beverages like sodas, tea, and coffee should be consumed through a straw to help avoid the liquids from staining your smile. Cigarette smoke is also known to cause tooth discoloration as well as other major health risks, so we recommend avoiding that as well.

Can I get a teeth whitening treatment if I have cavities?

No, you should not. You should treat your cavities before getting whitening treatments. When you don’t treat your cavities, they can cause tooth decay and make the hard tissues of your teeth more prone to fracture and more porous. This could be an opening for the whitening agents to set in and irritate the pulp and cause hypersensitivity.

How long does teeth whitening last?

Teeth whitening lasts for approximately 2 to 3 years. However, its longevity depends on the patient’s care and habits. Teeth can stain again if the patient keeps ingesting substances, such as wine, sodas, tomatoes, or tobacco. This process can happen in just 6 months if the consumption is very frequent.

Is teeth whitening permanent?

No. Usually, teeth whitening treatments last for up to 2 to 3 years on average. If the patient continues to frequently consume foods and drinks that stain teeth, they can stain again over time. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine can help teeth maintain their color for a long period.

Does insurance cover teeth whiten procedures?

No. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment. Most patients use it for aesthetic purposes. Therefore, it is completely optional and it doesn’t improve the patient’s oral health. Most insurances don’t cover procedures that don’t fix or prevent any dental health issues.

Should I drink coffee through a straw after teeth whitening?

After teeth whitening, we recommend that patients drink coffee and other deeply colored beverages through a straw. This minimizes the contact that the staining liquid has with the surface of your teeth, reducing the potential for staining. For the first 24 hours after teeth whitening, your enamel is more porous and susceptible to staining.

Is it better to brush your teeth before or after whitening?

We recommend that patients brush their teeth before any whitening procedure. This removes any plaque that may be present, before whitening occurs. Plaque can stain teeth, so it is important to remove it before whitening.

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.