By Colesville Dentistry
April 18, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Find out how you can get professional teeth whitening from the comfort of your own home.

Wondering what it takes to get a brighter smile? Our Silver Spring, MD, dentists, Dr. Gregory Hysong and Dr. Lynda LePore, offer Teeth-Whiteningprofessional whitening kits to help you get the more radiant smile that you want. Have questions about professional whitening? Well, we’ve got answers!

 

What stains are treated by teeth whitening?

There are two types of stains: internal and external. External stains are the most common and they are the result of consuming certain foods and drinks. External stains can also develop as we get older, causing our teeth to turn yellow and dull. These stains respond the best to teeth whitening treatment. On the other hand, internal stains can be the result of direct trauma or prolonged antibiotic use. These stains are less responsive to teeth whitening treatment.

 

How long will my teeth whitening results last?

Results aren’t permanent, but how long your results last will depend on you and how well you care for your smile. Avoid foods and drinks that can cause dental stains, and make sure that you are regularly brushing and flossing. You may also talk with our Silver Spring cosmetic dentists about other at-home whitening products that can help maintain your results.

 

How long will it take to see results with at-home whitening?

How long it takes to see results will vary from person to person. Some people may see results after a week of continued use while those with more severe stains may not see results for up to two weeks.

 

What’s the difference between commercial whitening and professional whitening?

The first difference is that professional whitening can be tailored to your specific needs, which means that we can offer different strengths of whitening gel to give you the results that you’re looking for. Commercial whitening kits offer whitening gels that contain only a very small percentage of the active ingredient meant to break up stains.

Furthermore, over-the-counter whitening trays aren’t made to fit your teeth specifically. This means that they can move or shift around in your mouth, making your whitening results uneven. If you choose to get professional at-home whitening, we will provide you with custom-fitted whitening trays that will give you the radiant smile that you are looking for!

 

Give us a call!

Interested in getting a whiter smile at home? If so, then turn to the whitening experts at Colesville Dentistry in Silver Spring, MD. Call us today at (301) 384-6000 to let us know that you are interested in at home whitening!

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