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Teeth Whitening in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers teeth whitening as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

For stained and discolored teeth, cosmetic dentistry provided by Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates, offers a number of flexible answers that may be right for you, including take-home kits and trays made at our office or in-office bleaching.

What Is In-office Whitening?

If you have sensitive teeth or are in need of a swift brightening, this treatment is the best option. It is quick and easy and lasts longer than at-home whitening. Our qualified cosmetic dentistry professionals can create bleaching trays, specifically molded to your dental set, to whiten your teeth repeatedly year after year.

We also use Zoom!® Whitening, which has been proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades. This method is available only in-office to ensure maximum patient safety and also comes in different treatment types and strengths to match each patient’s lifestyle and sensitivity.

It is important to note that to date, there are no studies indicating that teeth whitening can be dangerous for the teeth or a patient’s health when performed by a dental professional.

It also is recommended to treat cavities and gum problems before whitening, as cavities left untreated before whitening can cause pain or inflammation.

What Are Take-Home Whitening Kits?

These kits have a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and provide results after one to two weeks of use. The dentist will create a tray from an impression of your mouth. Then you will place whitener into the bleaching tray and place it over your teeth. The tray is normally worn for one hour or more a day, for one to two weeks.

It is important to remember that take-home treatments will be done without the supervision of a dental professional.

Why Do Teeth Get Stained?

The most common cause of teeth stains are the following:

  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • Drinking Coffee, Tea, and Sodas
  • Excessive Fluoride
  • Old Fillings

Who Is a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Anyone who has teeth stains who is looking for a fast, simple way to get a whiter smile is a candidate. However, dentists do not advise whitening teeth in children under 16 years old. The pulp chamber continues to grow until this age, so whitening can cause damage to the pulp. Also, because pregnancy is such a fragile stage for the baby, dentists warn against bleaching teeth while pregnant.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for teeth whitening varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of teeth whitening. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your teeth whitening coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket teeth whitening costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our teeth whitening patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.

 

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014