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Teeth Whitening Washington, DC

Tooth Whitening An Overview

Professional teeth whitening is a safe, simple, and effective solution used to brighten dull, discolored, or stained teeth. Discolored teeth can be a source of embarrassment for many patients that keeps them from smiling, talking, and laughing. With professional teeth whitening, patients can whiten their smiles in as little as one hour. An 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-grade whitening agents and advanced technology to brighten discolored teeth multiple shades in about an hour-long visit to our Washington, DC dentist office.

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, so each patient’s treatment plan is created with their specific cosmetic and oral health goals in mind. And since it is being applied by a trained professional, it is much safer.

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

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.

Teeth Whitening in Washington DC

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.

Tooth Whitening What to Expect

Dr. Deckard will examine the teeth and gums to determine if professional teeth whitening is the ideal solution for your needs. In some cases, certain stains cannot be eliminated using professional teeth whitening; if that is the case, Dr. Deckard may recommend tooth bonding, porcelain veneers, or a dental crown to enhance the appearance of 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. Patients are given protective eyewear to shield their eyes and splash guards to protect their clothing.

Cheek retractors are placed to expose the affected teeth. The gums are covered with a protecting gel to reduce sensitivity and irritation. A whitening gel is carefully applied to the teeth and activated using a halide light; this is repeated every 15 minutes for about an hour.

After the final treatment, the gel is removed, and the teeth are cleaned.  Patients will notice results immediately after their in-office teeth whitening treatment. 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.

Tooth Whitening FAQs

Is teeth whitening a painful process?

No, teeth whitening at the dentist is not a painful process. Your mouth will not need to be numbed for this procedure. You may feel some teeth sensitivity after the procedure, but this is 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 your teeth whitened at the dentist is the safest way to get brighter teeth. We will closely monitor your progress and make sure you are comfortable.

Can dental restorations be whitened?

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.