Teeth Whitening – Catonsville, MD

Achieve a Stain-Free Smile

Plenty of Americans wish they could have a whiter smile in order to make a more dazzling first impression at important events. Dr. Bemani can help you achieve this goal with teeth whitening – a staple of cosmetic dentistry that can be a great solution for dull or discolored teeth. Not only does our practice provide both in-office and take-home whitening options, but we also offer free take-home whitening kits for those who book in-office whitening treatments! Reach out to us today if you’re interested in brightening your grin.

Why Choose Advance Dental Clinic for Teeth Whitening?

  • Reliable In-Office Whitening
  • Customized Take-Home Kits
  • Highly Qualified Dentist

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Teeth whitening is a purely elective procedure, so your candidacy for it largely hinges on what goals you have for your smile. Our team will ask more about said goals during your initial consultation in order to help you determine whether teeth whitening is truly the best choice in your case. Additionally, we’ll examine your mouth and review your oral health to see if there are any issues that might need to be addressed before teeth whitening can be safely performed.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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Some people opt for take-home whitening while others prefer an in-office treatment. Regardless of which method you choose, our team will explain the steps involved and answer any questions you might have. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect from the different types of whitening:

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

You’ll be given a kit that comes with a bleaching gel containing powerful ingredients not found in store-bought whitening products. The kit will also contain a number of trays that have been custom-made for your mouth. On a daily basis, you will fill the trays with the gel before wearing them over your teeth. You’ll need to repeat this process until you get the results you want. The exact timeline can vary from patient to patient, but many people notice a big difference after just a couple of weeks.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you want to brighten your smile for an event in the near future, an in-office whitening treatment can be the quick solution you’re looking for. In just one appointment that takes around an hour, we can remove the stains from your teeth with an extra-strong bleaching agent.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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It’s important to be proactive about protecting your newly brightened grin if you want to help it maintain its new appearance. Be sure to:

  • Brush thoroughly at least two times a day.
  • Avoid stain-causing beverages such as coffee and soda. If you do drink them, do so in moderation.
  • Give up bad oral habits such as smoking.
  • Have touchups performed on your teeth as needed.
  • Make time in your schedule to visit us once every six months.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

With teeth whitening being such a popular cosmetic dental treatment, it should come as no surprise that we’ve heard plenty of questions about it from our patients. Learning more about teeth whitening could help you decide whether it’s the best choice for you. As such, we invite you to take the time to read the FAQs below to learn the answers to a number of common teeth-whitening inquiries. Do you have additional questions? Our team will be happy to answer them if you call us or pay our office a visit!

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

One of the downsides of store-bought whitening products is that overusing them can potentially damage the enamel protecting your teeth. However, with professional whitening, you don’t have to worry about that; the entire process will be in the hands of a trained professional who will always put the safety of your smile first.

As long as your teeth are healthy, the whitening procedure shouldn’t cause any issues for your enamel. That said, there could be complications if you undergo whitening while you have gum disease or an untreated cavity, which is why it’s important for us to check your smile for existing oral health issues first.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

Teeth whitening is specifically meant to brighten natural teeth; it does not have the same effect on dental crowns. Additionally, it could potentially cause problems for your restoration by weakening the bonding agent that’s responsible for keeping it anchored in place.

If you have noticed that your crown has become stained or discolored lately, you may want to consider having it replaced with a new, more aesthetically pleasing one.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

We care about the comfort of our patients. As such, when it comes to teeth whitening, we will go out of our way to reduce your chances of experiencing sensitivity. We will do so by carefully personalizing your treatment. Are your teeth more sensitive than normal? If so, we ask that you let us know prior to your whitening treatment so that the proper precautions can be taken.

You can keep tooth sensitivity under control by staying away from hot foods and drinks for a while. On top of that, you can try switching to toothpaste that is designed for sensitive teeth.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

There are several variables that can affect the final price of teeth whitening, such as:

  • The type of teeth whitening that you choose.
  • The number of whitening sessions required.
  • Whether additional dental work is needed to treat cavities and other oral health issues beforehand.

At your initial consultation, we can give you an estimate of how much the teeth whitening treatment will cost and explain the relevant factors. Additionally, we can discuss your options for making the cost of teeth whitening more manageable, such as third-party financing.