We have seen an increased interest in teeth whitening and to accommodate this interest, there are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile. Having so many choices available can be overwhelming and can make it difficult to choose the method that is best for you. At EJL Dental, we want to ensure that your path to whiter teeth is safe and completely personalized to you and your needs. With that being said, the best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
This procedure is performed in a dental office and is only offered to our adult patients. During an appointment, a dental professional will apply a prescription-strength whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes.
At Home Teeth Whitening
We understand that in-office teeth whitening might not be for everyone and we are pleased to offer the best whitening products to make your desire to have a whiter, brighter smile a reality. Items such as whitening trays, teeth-whitening strips and whitening toothpastes are available.
There are a lot of reasons our teeth can appear more yellow over time. These reasons range from stains from food and drinks to aging. Simply put, everyday life can dull our smiles. Our teeth are porous, and that means even if we clean off the surface stains with brushing and flossing, the discoloration can go deeper into each tooth than any toothbrush or whitening toothpaste can ever dream of reaching.
Is it right for you?
Even though professional teeth whitening can seem like a miracle solution for stubborn stains and yellowing teeth, we have to consider whether or not it is the best option for your smile. A few things to consider are factors such as gum health and previous dental work. Your dentist can tell you if professional teeth whitening is appropriate for you and what other options are available.
It is time to freshen up your smile!
Whether diet or age is the reason your teeth aren’t as white as you like, you can get your gleaming white smile back through professional whitening at our practice! Over-the-counter whitening treatments are always an option, but the safest, healthiest, and most effective whitening method is to leave it to the professionals. Give us a call at (301) 881-6170 to request an appointment today! Get your spring smile makeover now!