People use teeth whitening products every day to enhance their self-confidence and brighten the appearance of their smile. There are a wide variety of products available to whiten teeth, including toothpaste, gels, and special whitening strips. But no matter what condition your teeth are in, there is a no safer, more convenient way to achieve a whiter looking smile than with professional teeth whitening treatment plan from an accredited dentist.
Annapolis cosmetic dentist Dr. Vernon Sheen provides patients with their choice of in-office laser teeth whitening or at-home teeth whitening kits customized for the best possible results. He will take the time to evaluate your dental health so he can recommend the most suitable choice. There are certain types of tooth stains that may not respond as expected to a teeth whitening treatment. Existing fillings and crowns may impact your choice in whitening. In this case, Dr. Sheen offers alternative cosmetic treatment options that can whiten your smile with lasting results. These include:
Ready for a brighter, whiter smile? Contact us to learn more about which teeth whitening treatment is right for you. Call (443) 482- 5202 or request a consultation online.
Teeth Whitening What to Expect
Depending on your specific dental health needs and goals, Dr. Sheen will recommend the most appropriate treatment option for whitening your teeth after an examination.
Laser Teeth Whitening in Annapolis, MD
Dr. Sheen is one of the few dentists in the Annapolis area to offer advanced laser teeth whitening. This professional whitening treatment is completed in a single one-hour visit – a laser activated gel is applied to the surface of the teeth to instantly brighten your smile. While most people see immediate results after their Laser visit. Individual results will vary based on the initial level of tooth discoloration.
Benefits of laser whitening for patients:
Safe, performed under the supervision of an experienced cosmetic dentist
Produces little to no side effects including sensitivity, a common side effect with other forms of teeth whitening
Completed in a single visit for an instant smile makeover
Permanent, lasting results for a beautiful new smile
As with the maintenance of your natural teeth, avoiding darker beverages such as coffee and tea, tobacco products and red wine can prolong the results of your treatment.
Am I a candidate for laser whitening?
Dr. Sheen will meet with you to evaluate the condition of your dental health to ensure that laser teeth whitening is the right solution for your needs. Although laser teeth whitening is effective for most patients, there are certain types of tooth stains that are resistant to teeth whitening:
Stains from certain types of medications
Discoloration from certain medical conditions
At-home Teeth Whitening Solutions
The at-home teeth whitening system is convenient, affordable, and popular among patients who cannot find time in their busy lives to schedule an in-office appointment. For this treatment program, Dr. Sheen takes an impression of your smile and creates a set of custom-fit trays that hold the whitening gel firmly against the surface of your teeth. The length of time these retainers are worn each day is dictated by the strength of the whitening gel. For maximum results, these retainers should be worn daily for a minimum of 2 weeks. These trays can then be retained for future at-home whitening sessions.
No. This is a non-invasive cosmetic dental service that does not cause pain during treatment. Your mouth will not need to be numbed. Our dental care team will make sure you are comfortable during treatment so that you have the best experience possible.
Tooth sensitivity is a temporary symptom of teeth whitening. Although, not every patient that gets teeth whitening will experience temporary tooth sensitivity. This symptom will go away within a couple of hours. If you still experience sensitivity after a couple of days, visit us for a dental exam.
No. Dentures can not be whitened with teeth whitening treatments. Modern dentures do not easily stain or discolor over time since they are made of highly stain-resistant material. If you have old and discolored dentures, it’s time to get a new pair to prevent oral health issues.
Why choose Annapolis Center For Dental Health & Wellness?
Vernon Sheen, DMD has been serving patients in the Annapolis area for over 20 years. Dr. Sheen is dedicated to providing the highest standard of dental care, using advanced technology, quality materials and staying up to date on the latest techniques. Our team strives to ensure that each patient receives personalized care that focuses on their oral health needs while helping them achieve cosmetic goals for their smile.
From comprehensive preventive care to advanced restorative treatments that address tooth damage or loss, our Annapolis dentist office is your dental home for the long term maintenance of a healthy, comfortable smile. We want you to enjoy your best quality of life with optimal oral health.