By Colesville Dentistry
October 06, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Find out why getting whitening treatment from your Silver Spring dentist will give you better results.

Not everyone wants to get professional in-office whitening. Some patients enjoy being able to whiten their smiles at home. If you aren’t looking to get whiter results for an approaching event but still want to revive that dull smile then talk to your Silver Spring dentists Dr. Teeth WhiteningGregory Hysong and Dr. Lynda LePore about supervised at-home tooth whiteners.

What does supervised whitening entail?

While this doesn’t mean that your dentist in Silver Spring, MD makes house calls, we do create an at-home treatment plan that ensures that you get the results you want from your whitening system.

Before you even get your whitening treatment we will perform a physical exam to determine whether bleaching is right for you and your oral health. We will also determine the type of whitening treatment that is right for you, as well as the severity of your stains. By determining the types of stains you have, we can tailor your whitening treatment to give you the best results. While you are whitening from home, you will also come into our office so we can make sure that you are following all instructions and that you are getting the results you want.

How do tooth whitening trays work?

Your whitening trays will be custom-made based on impressions your Silver Spring, MD dentist has taken of your smile. This ensures that the gel comes in contact with as much of your smile as possible to give you even results. These customized trays also reduce the contact that the bleaching gel has with sensitive soft tissue.

Each night you will apply the bleaching agent to the trays and then place the trays on your upper and lower teeth. Depending on the strength of the whitening gel some patients may only need to wear their trays for an hour while others may need to wear them for several hours each night.

What makes supervised at-home whitening different from using commercial products?

First, since commercial products are unsupervised the bleaching agent has a significantly lower concentration of peroxide than supervised at-home whitening. Secondly, over-the-counter whitening products also have a “one size fits all” approach to whitening trays. This means that the trays won’t fit as well, which can irritate gums and other soft tissue.

Want to get a brighter smile from the comfort of your own home? Then it’s time to turn to Colesville Dentistry for all your cosmetic dental needs.

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