Professional Teeth Whitening from Dentistry of Bethesda

It’s nearly impossible to avoid discolored teeth–even carrots have a staining effect on tooth enamel! If you’ve noticed that your teeth just aren’t as white as they used to be, you may be interested in teeth whitening from Dentistry of Bethesda. While it can be tempting to turn to over-the-counter teeth whitening products because of their convenience, you will very likely be disappointed in their results. Whitening toothpastes only remove surface stains, and whitening strips and trays contain a lower grade of peroxide formula than professional treatments, which usually results in teeth that are four shades whiter at best. For optimal teeth whitening results, forego the over-the-counter products and contact your Bethesda cosmetic dentist.

Professional At-Home Teeth Whitening

Professional-grade teeth whitening can only be found in a dentist’s office. One of the main benefits of over-the-counter whitening is that you can do it at home. We offer you this option with our take-home teeth bleaching kits, which require only one visit to Dr. Hornstein’s office so that he can create your custom-fitted mouth trays. Unlike with the whitening trays you buy at your local pharmacy, custom trays fit your mouth perfectly and hold the professional-grade bleaching formula against your teeth without slipping or irritating your gums. You will wear your custom bleaching trays for a specified period each day, as directed by Dr. Hornstein, and in about two weeks, your teeth will be ten shades lighter or more. With professional at-home teeth whitening, you get the convenience of whitening at home combined with the power of a professional-grade bleaching agent and custom-fit trays.

Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening

Of course, you might also want a different kind of convenience—the kind that involves coming in for a one-hour teeth whitening visit that produces dramatic results fast. With our Zoom! in-office teeth whitening system, Dentistry of Bethesda offers you the option of a single teeth bleaching session that achieves the same results as at-home professional whitening in a fraction of the time. With Zoom! teeth whitening, your Bethesda cosmetic dentist applies a dental-grade whitening formula to your teeth, and a special light intensifies the action of the bleaching agent while you relax in our dental chair.

Before You Whiten Your Teeth

It is important to note that dental work, including composite resin fillings, bonding, veneers, and porcelain crowns, will not respond to teeth whitening procedures. If you are considering any of these restorations for your front teeth, you may want to undergo whitening first so that they can be matched to your new white smile. Whether you choose to whiten in our Bethesda dental office or from the comfort of your own home, both will provide you with good results and a more stunning smile.

Experience the Difference

Dentistry of Bethesda provides compassionate, personalized dental care for all members of your family, including those with special needs. Contact Bethesda dentist Dr. Spencer Hornstein today at (301) 530-2700 to schedule your consultation. We happily treat patients from Silver Spring, North Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and the surrounding areas.