Teeth WhiteningAn Overview
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:
- Non-invasive procedure
- 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.