What Teeth Whitening Treatments Are Available?

restorative dental care towson mdProfessional teeth whitening is an affordable and efficient option if you are self-conscious about the color of your smile. You can quickly restore your smile with our in-office teeth whitening in our Baltimore dentist office or use our custom-fitted trays for an at-home teeth whitening option. Dr. Kevin Welinsky can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with these simple, effective cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Why Are My Teeth Looking Yellow?

Even if you’ve faithfully cared for your teeth by brushing and flossing as recommended by your dentist, discoloration of your teeth will still occur naturally over time. This process can also be hastened along by other factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or daily drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine. Even using certain prescription medications can cause discoloration.

Following your dentist’s recommendation of brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily can slow this process down and help your smile stay brighter and healthier longer. However, it cannot reverse this process.

Dr. Welinsky will perform a thorough analysis of your smile prior to whitening to ensure the discoloration is in fact due to surface stains and not an underlying problem. You can be assured that the recommended treatment is the most likely to get you the results you’re after.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Our fastest method of teeth whitening is the in-office procedure. This takes a little over an hour and can produce results up to ten shades lighter. Results will depend on the severity and source of stains on the patient’s teeth, with certain stains being more difficult to erase completely.

The process of in-office teeth whitening usually goes as follows. First, we set up a protective barrier for your gums. Next, we brush a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel onto your teeth and activate the ingredients with a special light. This process may need to be repeated several times until your desired shade is achieved.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit

Our most convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel is at-home teeth whitening. This method utilizes custom-fitted trays that our team creates in the office and maximum strength bleaching gel. The take home kit will provide results far superior to over the counter options such as whitening strips and toothpastes that you may see for sale at your local drugstore.

At home, you will fill the trays with gel and fit them over your teeth for the prescribed amount of time daily, often overnight while you sleep. The bleaching gel will remove stains and, because it contains fluoride, it will also reduce sensitivity and strengthen your enamel. After about a week of regular use, your teeth will look dramatically whiter.

All our teeth whitening products are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and Dr. Welinsky carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Baltimore, MD

To discuss which teeth whitening treatment would work best for your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Welinsky by calling (410) 692-8453 or request an appointment online.