Do you want to look and feel your best so you can take on any obstacle? But maybe you’re self-conscious because your smile is as white as it used to be anymore. You might be wondering if there’s a way to restore your smile and your confidence.
If you can relate to any of this, professional teeth whitening treatments may be just what you need to have the smile you want! If you live in the Baltimore, MD area and are considering professional teeth whitening, Dr. Byron C. Desbordes and his team can help.
How Do Teeth Get Discolored?
You might be regularly brushing and flossing your teeth as recommended by your dentist, dyour teeth will still naturally yellow over time. This yellowing can also be hastened along by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even taking certain prescription medications can discolor your teeth.
Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this discoloring process down, keeping your smile brighter and healthier for longer. However, it cannot reverse this process on its’ own.
Baltimore, MD dentist Dr. Desbordes offers his patients the option of either in-office or take-home teeth whitening. Both treatments can lighten or even erase years’ worth of stains, taking years off the appearance of your teeth. Flashing a fresh, white smile can increase your sense of confidence and help you feel ready to meet whatever challenge you’re facing.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest and strongest method of teeth whitening is the in-office whitening treatment. This procedure lasts a little over an hour and can lighten your tooth enamel by up to ten shades lighter in one sitting. Your results will vary depending on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth as some stains will be harder to erase completely. Dr. Desbordes will advise you of your expected results prior to your treatment.
The in-office teeth whitening procedure usually begins with a protective barrier being set up for your gums. Next, a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel will be brushed onto your teeth and the ingredients are activated with a special heatless lamp. This procedure may need to be repeated several times to achieve the results you want.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
The at-home whitening kit is less powerful but definitely more convenient, allowing you to whiten your teeth at home while you sleep. Dr. Desbordes creates custom-fitted trays in the office that you will wear filled with maximum strength bleaching gel. Although they are less powerful, the at-home home kit will provide results far superior to the over-the-counter options like whitening strips and toothpastes that are for sale at your local drugstore.
The bleaching gel removes tough stains while also reducing sensitivity and strengthening your tooth enamel with added fluoride. After about a week of nightly use, your teeth should appear dramatically whiter. Our at-home kits are formulated to be safe and your progress is monitored by Dr. Desbordes.
Teeth Whitening in Baltimore, MD
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Desbordes in Baltimore, MD by calling (410) 216-4023 or request an appointment online.