Teeth Whitening in Silver Spring

Teeth Whitening

Artistic Family Dentistry of Silver Spring provides teeth whitening in Silver Spring, MD. Call 240-641-5828 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Since most people experience tooth discoloration at some stage in their lives, it makes sense that teeth whitening is one of the most frequently requested cosmetic dental treatments. Stains on your teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile, whether they’re the product of a daily cup of coffee or just growing older. Teeth whitening can make a dramatic difference in your appearance, giving you a brighter smile that makes you look more youthful and vibrant.

We offer two forms of teeth whitening at Artistic Family Dentistry:

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Choose in-office bleaching for the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time. You’ll achieve a visibly whiter smile after just one visit to our office. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to protect your gums from irritation, then a carbide peroxide bleaching agent is applied to your teeth. A specialized laser light activates the bleaching agent to enhance its results.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

If you have only minor stains on your teeth and prefer to whiten them at home, a take-home bleaching kit is the best option for you. Using an impression of your teeth, we create a custom whitening tray that holds a carbide peroxide bleaching agent. We’ll give you guidance on how to use your at-home whitening kit, including how long you should use it each day and for how many weeks. These kits can also be used to maintain the results of in-office whitening treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

What is the best whitener for your teeth?

The best teeth whitener for you depends on your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. If you have deep stains on your teeth, in-office whitening is the way to go. For less severe stains or to maintain the results of in-office teeth whitening, take-home teeth whitening kits are a great solution.

Is teeth whitening harmful?

You don’t have to worry about harming your gums or teeth with professional teeth whitening from a dentist because it’s safe and reliable. Even with a take-home whitening kit, your treatment is carefully monitored by your dentist and you will be instructed on how to use it safely.

How can I get white teeth in one day?

The only way to get noticeably whiter teeth in a single day is with in-office teeth whitening treatments from a dentist.

Can yellow teeth be whitened?

Yes, teeth that are yellow can be whitened, but not always with a bleaching agent. Although professional teeth whitening treatments are usually all that is needed to achieve a brighter smile, there are some cases where stains are either due to enamel erosion or they originate from the inside of a tooth. In these situations, we can whiten the affected tooth or teeth with cosmetic bonding or veneers.

Can I get my teeth whitened if I have sensitive teeth?

If you have sensitive teeth and want to whiten them, it’s a good idea to see a dentist rather than using an over-the-counter whitening product. To ensure your comfort, we can make changes to the treatment that allow you to achieve the results you’re after without causing sensitivity.

Call 240-641-5828 to learn more and schedule your appointment.