Teeth Whitening in Annapolis, MD
Teeth may get shaded, stained or appear dull due to any of the reasons such as aging, food and drinks medications. With the teeth whitening procedure, the brightness of the teeth can be restored, this cosmetic procedure is most widely preferred that help you achieve that bright smile you have always wanted. Our dentist feels proud to offer various cosmetic procedures to the community of Annapolis.
Our dentist will examine your teeth to make sure there are no cavities, loose fillings or gum problems. After thorough examination our dentist will tell you whether tooth whitening is a safe option for you. Treatment is started with grainy material which is used to remove any plaque on the surface. Retractor is used to keep your cheeks, lips, and tongue from the whitening solutions. Whitening solutions are applied on the surface of the teeth; the solution contains hydrogen peroxide a bleaching agent. Hydrogen peroxide penetrates through the enamel. It is left for 30 to one hour. The teeth would be then rinsed. A fluoride application may be used to help ease any tooth sensitivity.
Importance of in-office procedure is the teeth whitening procedure happen under the supervision of the dentist.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Our dentist provides a home whitening kit such as custom made tray and whitening gel for at-home whitening. Our team of experts will instruct the procedure which includes placing the solutions in the tray and for how long to place over the teeth. Touch up at regular interval as the dentist suggested will help to maintain the brightness of teeth for long time. In addition, the results of our at-home whitening kits are monitored by our dentist, allowing you to customize and control your desired degree of whiteness. Over the counter, products are available at drug stores and pharmacies. There are more chances that using those products uniform teeth whitening may not be obtained. Also, individual results can vary.
Teeth whitening effect may last for a long time, depending on diet and other habits (smoking). Our dentist suggests you, how to maintain your teeth after teeth whitening treatment such as minimizing the consumption of food and drinks such as berries, tomato sauce, coffee, tea, red wine, and soda can reduce staining and discoloration.
For some people, they become sensitive to cold during or after the treatment or discomfort in the gums. Usually, the symptoms are temporary that disappear within a few days of the treatment finishing.
Schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Annapolis Dental Associates - Annapolis, Maryland.