Teeth Whitening

Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care -  - General Dentistry

Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bethesda, MD

A dazzling smile full of bright, white teeth can go a long way toward making a great impression. At Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care, the team of experienced dental providers believes that the ultimate finishing touch to your healthy teeth is best achieved through professional whitening. To brighten and whiten your teeth by several shades, quickly and easily, call the Bethesda, Maryland, office or request an appointment using the online booking feature.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth discolored?

As the years go by, several forces conspire to rob your teeth of their whiteness, including the years of staining that can begin to pile up. Whether it’s your morning coffee or your evening glass of wine, there are plenty of foods and drinks that can severely stain your teeth. Not to mention habits like smoking, which can leave your teeth brown and discolored.

Add to this the fact that your protective enamel begins to gradually erode over time. When this happens, the brown dentin housed inside your teeth begins to show through, which is what creates the yellowing effect.

To fight back, professional teeth whitening is a powerful weapon that can restore your teeth to their former vibrancy.

How does teeth whitening work?

At Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care, the team offers Zoom!® whitening, a product of Amsterdam-based Philips Corp., which can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades. There are two different options when it comes to Zoom whitening:

Zoom QuickPro

This whitening procedure is incredibly quick and easy and perfect for those who want to quickly whiten their teeth several shades. When you see your dentist, they apply a professional-grade bleaching agent to each of your teeth, which dries very quickly. After 30 minutes, you simply brush away the whitening varnish, which you can do on your own.

This simple procedure is a perfect way to end your regular cleaning or check-up and takes only 10 minutes.

Zoom WhiteSpeed

If you want more dramatic results, you can opt for an in-office procedure with a special lamp that accelerates the whitening. First, your dentist applies the whitening gel and then uses a special LED light to activate the gel. They repeat the process three times, for a total of 45 minutes, after which you can leave with teeth that are up to eight shades whiter and brighter.

Why should I choose professional whitening?

There’s no shortage of over-the-counter products that can whiten your teeth, but these take a considerable amount of time and they’re not without a hassle. In the best-case scenario, you could spend weeks to whiten your teeth just a shade or two. There’s also some evidence that using these products improperly can damage your enamel.

With professional whitening at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care, you spend less than an hour whitening your teeth and the results are dramatic. And perhaps more importantly, by having a dental expert whiten your teeth, you can ensure the health of your teeth and gums.

For a smile that dazzles, call Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool to look into professional teeth whitening.