Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is NOT permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
I wanted to whiten my teeth but I was apprehensive about going to a professional because I was unsure what to expect. After playing around with the idea for a while, my friends finally convinced me to visit a professional to get the job done. I am typically very picky about any type of modification, so I was wary. I have had people ask about my experience, so I thought I would lay out this blog in an FAQ-style.
What prompted me to whiten my teeth?
I had for a long time thought about whitening my teeth. After learning how easy teeth whitening was to do, I decided to give it a go. My friend had also had her teeth whitened recently and it looked amazing. I wanted to feel more confident with my smile. I think that the state of your teeth can have a big impact on your overall appearance.
Was it easy to whiten your teeth?
I was amazed at how easy it was to whiten my teeth! My dentist was a big help in explaining exactly how to use my whitening trays and how much whitening gel to apply. I chose the Opalesence Home Whitening kit and had no trouble sleeping with the bleaching tray in and it was so easy to apply.
Are you pleased with the results?
I was really happy with the results! I thought that it made my smile much more stunning and I have gotten some lovely compliments. I really noticed it looking at photos now and in the past. I like it because it is still very natural looking. I couldn’t stop smiling for the first few weeks!
If you live in the Greenbelt or Bowie, MD or Washington, DC area (as well as the surrounding counties: Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s) call Dr. Haynes at 301-302-8395 to schedule your free consultation today.