If your teeth appear dull or discolored, you can rejuvenate them with professional teeth whitening! At Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD, Drs. Herbert and Harold Mendelson can make your teeth gleam like never before!
Types of Professional Teeth Whitening
There are two types of professional teeth whitening treatments: in-office and take-home. Your Owings Mills, MD, dentists can help you decide which type of professional teeth whitening is right for you.
In-office teeth whitening treatment is applied by dental professionals in the dentist’s office, and delivers the fastest results of any whitening treatment. In fact, it is possible to achieve a smile that is several shades whiter with just one in-office treatment. During these treatments, the mouth is gently held open using a retractor device, while additional measures are then taken to protect the gums and other sensitive areas. After these safety precautions have been applied, a whitening gel is evenly applied to the surface of the teeth. Within about one hour, the teeth will be several shades whiter.
Take-home teeth whitening kits are a convenient alternative to in-office treatments, and they still deliver professional level whitening results! For this variety, custom plastic mouth trays are created just for you based on a mold of your teeth. These trays are used to hold whitening gel and are worn over the top and bottom rows of teeth for about one hour at a time, a few times each week. Within a few weeks, your smile will be whiter and brighter.
Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening
In-office and take-home teeth whitening both have several advantages over other options, such as over-the-counter whitening strips and toothpastes. In-office and take-home whitening treatments utilize high quality, professional strength bleaching agent to whiten the teeth and remove stains. Over-the-counter products typically do not contain a professional strength bleaching agent and cannot achieve the same level of whitening results as professional treatments. Additionally, the results of professional whitening tend to last much longer.
You can quickly and easily rejuvenate your smile with teeth whitening treatments from your dentist. For help choosing between in-office and take-home whitening treatments, schedule an appointment with Drs. Herbert or Harold Mendelson, your Owings Mills, MD, dentists, by calling Mendelson Family Dentistry at (410) 356-4100.