Everyone has big moments in their life; moments when they want to look and feel their best. Maybe you’re about to marry the person of your dreams in front of all your family and friends? Maybe you’re about to interview for the job of your dreams? Or maybe you need to impress your clients at the presentation to finally be up for that big promotion at work? Whatever milestone you’re approaching, you want to be your best self. But if your pearly whites aren’t so white anymore maybe you’re self-conscious about smiling? Maybe you need a boost to your confidence?
If you can relate, professional teeth whitening treatments could be just what you need to smile your best smile! If you are in the Annapolis, MD area and are considering professional teeth whitening, Dr. Vernon Sheen and his team can help.
How Do Teeth Get Discolored?
Even if you’ve always cared for your teeth as directed by your dentist, brushing and flossing daily, your teeth will still become discolored naturally over time. This process can also be caused by habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even certain prescription medications can cause discoloration as a side effect.
Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this process, keeping your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this process altogether.
Annapolis, MD dentist Dr. Sheen offers patients the option of in office or take home teeth whitening treatments. Both options can erase years’ worth of stains and restore a more youthful appearance for your teeth, helping you feel ready to meet whatever challenge you’re facing.
In-Office Laser Teeth Whitening
The fastest, most effective method of teeth whitening is our in-office laser whitening treatment. Our laser whitening procedure takes a little over an hour and can lighten by up to ten shades. Results will vary, depending on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth. Certain stains will be more difficult to erase completely. Dr. Sheen will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation.
The in-office laser teeth whitening process usually goes as follows. First, we set up a protective barrier for your gums. Next, we brush a layer of gel onto your teeth. This gel is activated by the laser, thereby whitening your teeth. This process may need to be repeated several times during the session to achieve your desired shade.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit
Our most convenient method for whitening your tooth enamel is at-home teeth whitening kit. This method utilizes bleaching trays that Dr. Sheen creates in the office, custom-fitting them to the patient’s mouth, and maximum strength bleaching gel. The take-home kit provides results far superior to over the counter options you have probably seen for sale at your local drugstores such as whitening strips and toothpaste.
At home, you will fill the trays with gel and fit them over your teeth for the prescribed amount of time daily — the time varies based on the strength of the gel. The fluoride in the bleaching gel will remove stains while also strengthening your enamel and reducing sensitivity. After about two weeks of use as prescribed, your teeth will look dramatically whiter.
All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and Dr. Sheen carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments.
Teeth Whitening in Annapolis, MD
To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheen by calling (443) 482- 5202 or request an appointment online.