Teeth Whitening Baltimore, MD

Teeth Whitening An Overview

Your cosmetic dentist in Baltimore MD provides professional teeth whitening services. Teeth whitening is the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatment. Whitening teeth can take years off of your appearance and give you a highly desirable “Hollywood” smile. Windsor Mill, MD cosmetic dentist Dr. Byron Desbordes offers custom take-home teeth whitening treatments for a brighter more confident smile.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

Professional-grade teeth whitening systems offer better results and fewer side effects than over-the-counter options. Professional teeth whitening causes less sensitivity and helps to protect teeth from enamel erosion.

The custom-designed trays evenly distribute the whitening gel and protect gums and soft oral tissues from irritation. Take-home whitening kits are economical and allow the patient to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home at their convenience.

Why are my teeth yellow or discolored?

Yellow or discolored teeth are a fairly normal part of the aging process. Discolored teeth can be a result of diet, smoking, medications, or trauma to the teeth. Many teeth stains can be whitened with professional-grade whitening gels. For stains that are resistant to teeth whitening treatment options, such as discoloration due to an injury or medication, Dr. Desbordes may recommend Lumineers or porcelain veneers.

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Teeth Whitening What to Expect

Take-home teeth whitening kits include custom-fit dental whitening trays for optimal results. Dr. Desbordes will take molds of your mouth and fabricate trays that will evenly and safely distribute the whitening gel to your teeth. The trays will be worn for a predetermined amount of time every day. Your teeth will gradually whiten providing natural-looking and subtle results.

Dr. Desbordes offers patients touch-up trays for extended results. Take-home teeth whitening kits use professional-grade whitening gel to protect patients’ oral health while whitening the teeth. To help maintain results it is best to avoid foods and beverages high in acid or dark in color.

Coffee, tea, and red wine are all known to stain teeth. Oral hygiene like brushing and flossing regularly can also help to keep your teeth fresh and bright. Biannual dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings also help to prevent yellowing or staining of the teeth.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Is teeth whitening safe?

If done by a trained professional, yes teeth whitening is considered very safe. However, you may experience some discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure. Tooth sensitivity and gum irritation should pass a few days after your whitening treatment.

Should I whiten my teeth or get porcelain veneers?

This is entirely up to you and based on what you are trying to achieve. If you are simply looking for a quick way to whiten teeth, then professional teeth whitening will suffice. However, if you are looking to correct other cosmetic blemishes, then porcelain veneers can accomplish that while also brightening your smile. Also, there are some teeth stains that will not disappear with a professional whitening treatment. We also recommend teeth veneers for patients experiencing this.

Should I avoid certain foods or drink after my whitening treatment?

For at least 48 hours after your teeth whitening treatment, you must avoid dark drinks that could compromise your treatment. This includes all dark sodas, tea, coffee, red wines, and any drinks that contain tannins. You should also try to avoid foods that can lead to stains such as dark sauces, acidic foods, and highly pigmented produce. Refraining from any form of tobacco is also very important.