Do you have one or more discolored teeth? Are you looking for an effective teeth whitening treatment? Dr. Denise Halliburton offers teeth whitening to patients in Ellicott City, MD. Tooth stains can be intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic stains are stains caused by injury or infection.
They can occur beneath the enamel. Extrinsic stains are cosmetic stains on the tooth surface, often caused by foods and beverages, tobacco, or poor oral hygiene. Our take-home whitening treatment is a cosmetic dentistry service that can address yellowed, stained, and discolored teeth.
Teeth Whitening Treatments
Our take-home whitening treatments are made up of a kit that includes custom whitening trays, whitening gel, and a curing light. We customize whitening treatment by taking dental impressions of their teeth. These impressions are used to create a take-home whitening tray. After creating the tray, it holds the whitening gel against the teeth. In our office, we inform patients of the time of day and length of treatment required each day.
We offer dental veneers, tooth bonding, and dental crowns if you have severe tooth staining that does not react well to whitening. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic covering the teeth’ front. Tooth bonding uses a biocompatible material that is molded and sculpted onto teeth. Dental crowns cover teeth and are also a good option for worn teeth.
Professional Vs. Store-Bought Whitening
Store-bought whitening treatments don’t have the same quality as professional whitening. Whitening products at drugstores are designed to be one size fits all. This risks the bleaching gel in contact with the soft tissues in your mouth. Bleaching gel and soft tissue don’t mix. It causes pain and other issues. Since the store-bought products aren’t fitted specifically for your mouth, you also risk patchy and uneven treatment.
Professional whitening gels are also of better quality than the store-bought variety. You’ll get a more even result and brighten your smile more than store-bought solutions. And when it comes to bleaching, it’s much safer to put your trust in an experienced dental professional.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Learn more about teeth whitening treatment below:
What are the benefits of tooth whitening?
Teeth whitening treatments not only improve patients’ confidence but also motivate them to maintain their oral health. Take-home whitening treatments also provide a safe and customizable way for patients to brighten their smiles with multiple shades.
Does teeth whitening treatment cause tooth sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening treatment. Our professional whitening gel is formulated with tooth sensitivity in mind. Patients can also control the amount of whitening gel they use when they apply it to their whitening trays.
When will I see results from teeth whitening treatment?
Take-home whitening results will differ from person to person. Your results will depend on your tooth structure and how frequently you whiten your teeth. Because take-home teeth whitening is gradual, patients often see results after a week or two. The best way to maintain these results is to avoid tobacco products, coffee, tea, and other products that stain teeth.
Schedule a Dental Consultation Today
Are you looking for a comfortable and convenient way to brighten your smile? Ask us about our take-home teeth whitening treatment. Contact Halliburton Family Dentistry at 443.232.0656 or request a dental appointment with us online.