If you want to do your best in life, it’s important to feel your best. You want to smile like you mean it. But maybe you’re worried about showing your smile because your pearly whites aren’t as pearly or white as they used to be. Maybe you need a boost to your confidence?
If you can identify with any of the above, professional teeth whitening treatments may be just what you need to smile like you mean it! If you are in the Annapolis, MD area and are contemplating professional teeth whitening, Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry can help. We offer Zoom in-office whitening, KöR Teeth Whitening, GLO Science and custom bleaching trays to use for at-home whitening.
How Do Teeth Get Discolored?
Even if you’ve followed your dentist’s recommendations by brushing and flossing every day, discoloration of your tooth enamel will still occur naturally over time. This process can also be worsened by habits that contribute to increased stains such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even certain prescription medications have discoloration of teeth as a side effect.
Following your dentist’s suggestions of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this discoloration down, helping your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this process by itself.
The Annapolis, MD dental practice of Lee, Bonfiglio & Vesely offers their patients the option of in office or take home teeth whitening treatments. Both procedures can lift years’ worth of stains, refreshing your smile and restoring a more youthful appearance for your teeth. A fresh, white smile can boost your confidence so you can feel ready to meet whatever challenge you may face.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our fastest method of teeth whitening is the in-office treatments which we offer from both Zoom and GLO Science. These procedures take a little over an hour in our office but can produce results up to eight shades lighter. Results will depend on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth, with stains from certain sources being more difficult to erase completely. Your LBV dentist will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation with one of our dentists.
The process of in-office teeth whitening usually goes as follows. A protective barrier is set up for your gums. Next, we brush a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel onto your teeth and activate the ingredients with a special light. This treatment may need to be repeated several times until your desired shade is achieved.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Our most convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel is at-home teeth whitening from KöR Teeth Whitening and GLO Science. This method utilizes custom-fitted trays that your LBV dentist creates in the office and maximum strength bleaching gel. The take home kit results are far superior to those achieved by using over the counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that are offered at your local drugstore.
At home, you will fill the trays with gel and fit them over your teeth to wear for the prescribed amount of time daily, usually overnight while you sleep. The bleaching gel will remove stains and, because it contains fluoride, it will also reduce sensitivity while strengthening your enamel. After about a week of regular use, your teeth will look dramatically whiter. All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and LBV dentist carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments.
Cosmetic Dentist in Annapolis, MD
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates Dentistry in Annapolis, MD by calling (410) 989-8298 or request an appointment online.