While we highly prioritize healthy teeth and functionality, we are also excited to help you achieve your goals for a brilliant smile! Our teeth whitening treatment provides cosmetic dental care for patients with darkened, stained, or yellowed teeth. We offer professional teeth whitening to help patients erase years of stains in Woodstock, MD.
Why Are My Teeth Discolored?
There are multiple common causes of tooth discoloration, including:
- Foods and Drinks: Certain types of foods and drinks contain chromogens, pigments that can dye the tooth enamel. Over time, consuming wine, coffee, tea, tomatoes, and berries can begin to darken teeth.
- Tobacco Use: Vaping, smoking, and tobacco products can yellow and darken teeth. Nicotine which is found in tobacco products, can cause discoloration and other problems like bad breath.
- Injury: Chips or cracks in the enamel can expose dentin, the dark layer beneath the tooth enamel. Oftentimes, injured teeth will appear discolored.
- Medications: Antihistamines, antipsychotics, and other medications can have discolored teeth as a side effect.
Contact our office if you have one or more stained or discolored teeth and want to brighten your smile. We’re here to help you.
Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment in Woodstock, MD
Our professional, in-office whitening treatment is one of the leading methods for quick and vibrant results. Our whitening process uses a professional grade of hydrogen peroxide, a bright LED light, and other therapeutic ingredients to help lift stains—up to eight shades lighter than your current shade.
When you schedule your two-hour appointment, we will give you a high-fluoride toothpaste to use for two weeks leading up to your appointment. You may also continue using this toothpaste following your treatment to prevent and lessen tooth sensitivity.
If you are interested in a safe and highly effective take-home tooth whitening option, we also offer easy-to-use whitening trays in varying intensities that you can use at your own pace. Ask us about our take-home whitening product at your next appointment!
Answering Questions About Teeth Whitening
Here we will answer commonly asked questions about whitening treatment:
What do I do if I have deep tooth stains?
Sometimes, patients with teeth that do not respond to whitening treatment have intrinsic stains, meaning stains accumulate within the enamel. It can often be more difficult to remove intrinsic stains, which is why we recommend dental veneers or bonding treatment for these patients.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening results can last long with the right care. After treatment, we ask patients to avoid foods and beverages that stain teeth. Patients should also avoid using tobacco products. Whitening treatment will also require touch-ups for bright teeth.
Are there any side effects to teeth whitening treatment?
The most common side effect of writing treatment is tooth sensitivity. However, tooth sensitivity does not last and resolves several days after treatment.