Teeth whitening is a fast, effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile. We offer both take-home and in-office teeth whitening to brighten teeth affected by aging, certain medications, certain foods and drinks, cigarettes, and more.
Whether you decide to whiten your teeth in our office or in the comfort of your own home, you can expect to achieve a brighter smile that complements your entire appearance and helps you to feel more confident in your day-to-day life. To learn more about teeth whitening, contact our Germantown office today.
In-office Teeth Whitening
When you choose to whiten your teeth in our comfortable office, treatment takes approximately an hour, and can provide instantaneous results. We use the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed® whitening system. In clinical trials, Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed® has proven to whiten patients’ teeth up to eight shades in a single treatment.
WhiteSpeed® begins with applying a special hydrogen peroxide-based gel to your teeth. We then activate this gel using the Philips LED light, which can be adjusted to three different intensity levels, depending on the level of whitening you require. We can also adjust the concentration of bleach in your whitening gel to accommodate patients with sensitive teeth.
After about 45 minutes of whitening, you will rinse your mouth and you can leave our office with a bright, rejuvenated smile. Your teeth may experience some light sensitivity, although WhiteSpeed® is designed to greatly reduce this side effect. When you undergo in-office whitening, we will also provide you with take-home whitening tools for periodic touch-ups.
Take-home Teeth Whitening
Take-home teeth whitening can be a great alternative to in-office teeth whitening. We provide Philips Zoom! DayWhite® and NiteWhite®, which can be worn day or night. Your take-home kit includes whitening gel, as well as customized trays designed to fit comfortably over your teeth and keep the gel in place.
Maintaining Your White Smile
To keep up with your newly whitened smile, you should brush and floss regularly. You can also avoid staining by rinsing your mouth after meals and taking care to brush soon after eating foods like berries and mustard, or drinking coffee or red wine. If you use tobacco, you will find that among other benefits, stopping the habit can help you maintain much brighter, healthier looking teeth.
A bright, white smile can help you make better first impressions, look rejuvenated, and feel more confident. To learn more about teeth whitening, and to find out which treatment is the best fit for your needs and lifestyle, please contact our office today.