Professional teeth whitening is a safe, simple, and effective solution that can brighten dull, discolored, or stained teeth. This can be a source of embarrassment for many patients. It can keep them from smiling, talking, and laughing. With professional teeth whitening, patients can whiten their teeth in as little as one hour. This in office procedure is pain free and offers incredible results.
At DC Precision Dentistry, Dr. Justin Deckard offers Zoom!® Chairside Whitening System to deliver beautiful, long lasting results. Zoom effectively uses professional whitening agents and advanced technology to brighten discolored teeth by multiple shades. It only takes about an hour at our Washington, DC dentist office.
Over the Counter Products vs Professional Teeth Whitening
Over the counter teeth whitening kits, strips, and products may lead to inconsistent and undesirable results. It can also take months to even notice the results, if any at all. Professional teeth whitening allows your dentist to create a personalized solution based on your needs. Not all smiles are created equal. Therefore, each patient’s treatment plan is created with their specific cosmetic and oral health goals in mind. It is much safer since a dentist is performing the treatment.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening:
- Visible results
- Consistent results
- Limit damage or irritation to soft tissue
- Longer lasting results
- Reducing sensitivity
- Safe and effective treatment option
Types of Professional Teeth Whitening in Washington DC
DC Precision Dentistry offers both in office and take home teeth whitening options for you convenience. Dr. Deckard works with each patient to determine which solution best suits their needs.
Dr. Deckard will examine the teeth and gums to determine if professional teeth whitening is the ideal solution for your needs. In some cases, not even professional teeth whitening can eliminate certain stains. If that is the case, Dr. Deckard may recommend tooth bonding, porcelain veneers, or a dental crown. These cosmetic treatments will enhance the appearance of your stained or discolored teeth.
Dr. Deckard will also be sure to address any underlying dental concerns before performing any cosmetic procedures. We believe that healthy teeth support a beautiful smile.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Dr. Deckard will thoroughly clean the teeth to remove any plaque build-up and debris. We give patients protective eye wear to shield their eyes and splash guards to protect their clothing.
We will place cheek retractors in your mouth to expose the teeth. Then we will cover the gums with a protecting gel to reduce sensitivity and irritation. The whitening gel is carefully applied to the teeth and activated using a halide light. Your dentist will repeat this entire process every 15 minutes for about an hour.
After the final treatment, the gel is removed, and the teeth are cleaned. You will notice results right away. Before you leave, we will give you tips on how to make your results last for as long as possible.
Maintaining Teeth Whitening
Practicing the same habits that caused stained or discolored teeth can lead to temporary results. Avoiding dark beverages such as red wine, tea and coffee will ensure the most lasting result.
Touch-ups can also help prolong your white smile. Also, be sure to practice a healthy oral hygiene routine and visit the dentist for preventive care visits. To learn more about teeth whitening, visit DC Precision Dentistry.
Professional Teeth Whitening FAQs
Is the teeth whitening a painful process?
No, teeth whitening at the dentist is not a painful process. We will not need to numb your mouth for this procedure. You may feel some teeth sensitivity after the procedure. This is completely normal and should go away in a few hours.
Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?
Teeth whitening at the dentist is safe for your teeth. We only use safe materials and low dosages that do not cause long term damage. Getting teeth whitening from the dentist is the safest way to get brighter teeth. We will closely monitor your progress and make sure you are comfortable.
Can my dentist whiten my dental restorations?
No. Dental restorations such as dentures, crowns, and veneers can not be whitened with teeth whitening services. Dental prosthetics are made of materials that are highly stain-resistant. Your dentist can recommend options to help keep your restorations bright, as well as options to replace old restorations.
Schedule A Consultation
Teeth whitening can transform a smile! To determine if professional teeth whitening is right for you, visit our Washington, DC dentist office. To schedule an appointment, call (202) 851-7554 or request an appointment.