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Teeth Whitening Annapolis, MD

Teeth WhiteningAn Overview

Annapolis MD teeth whitening

Ready to boost your smile confidence for that upcoming reunion, wedding or special occasion?

Understanding Dental Whitening

Teeth Whitening, or bleaching, is a safe, economical and popular way to brighten your smile. In less than two weeks, your customized take home teeth whitening kit can take years off of your smile, boosting your confidence and providing a more youthful appearance.

When it comes to a quick, economical and painless smile makeover, teeth whitening can be the perfect solution. Dr. Finlay & Associates offers professional teeth whitening for patients in the Baltimore and Annapolis area that can take years off of your smile and boost your confidence. All new patients receive a free take home whitening kit. Fill out the form on this page or call to request an appointment today.

Dr. Finlay was featured on What’s Up Media in an informative article about teeth whitening. Read the article here.

At Home Teeth Whitening

Store bought whitening systems don’t compare to the predictability and results of professional teeth whitening. Even though there are many cheap options for over-the-counter teeth whitening, professional teeth whitening will deliver predictable and noticeable results faster and with little effort. The best option for teeth whitening generally involves a higher investment but generates more comfortable, consistent and long lasting results. Cheap teeth whitening solutions require more work and generate much poorer results.

We offer a professional at-home teeth whitening treatment with custom fit bleaching trays. This provides even results with less irritation and tooth sensitivity. Custom trays are worn comfortably at night while you sleep or during another period of the day. In just a few applications, you’ll notice a dramatic improvement in the color and brightness of your smile.

Permanent Results

When properly maintained, teeth whitening results are permanent. It is normal for teeth to become darker over time. Certain food and drink, such as coffee, tea, and sodas, can cause yellow or brown stains on teeth. Childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use or improper oral hygiene are also reasons your teeth may become discolored. As long as you’re an active patient in our office, you’ll receive complimentary whitening solution to maintain your white smile.

If you need a new whitening tray, there will be an additional fee.

This program is retro active if you have maintained consecutive dental prophylaxis twice a year since your initial investment in professional whitening or a touch up kit.

Teeth Whitening What to Expect

After meeting with you to evaluate your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals, Dr. Finlay or Dr. Lim will take impressions of your teeth. These are used in the fabrication of your take home custom bleaching trays. These custom trays will ensure a consistent application of the bleaching agent and will minimize irritation of the gums, a common side effect with over the counter options.

Your take home teeth whitening kit will contain a set of bleaching trays and professional quality bleaching gel. We will provide instructions on how to apply the trays and how long to wear them daily. For most patients, results gradually emerge over a period of 10-14 days.

Professional teeth whitening can effectively treat tooth discoloration caused by age, certain lifestyle habits and some medical concerns. For tooth stains that may not respond to a teeth whitening treatment, we offer alternative cosmetic dentistry treatments that can offer more permanent results: porcelain veneers and dental crowns.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Will teeth whitening leave me with tooth sensitivity?

Teeth whitening may give some patients temporary sensitivity to hot and cold foods. This is due to the whitening material working to remove stains and expose white tooth enamel. It is only temporary and will go away within a couple of days.

Will teeth whitening fix my discolored restorations?

No. Traditional teeth whitening at the dentist can not brighten or whiten old crowns, dental veneers, or dentures. This is due to the material used to create these restorations. Teeth whitening only brightens real tooth enamel. We can repair old restorations or replace them with new modern options.

What is the best way to keep my teeth white?

After your teeth whitening treatment, avoid drinking coffee, soda, wine, and smoking tobacco for a couple of days. This will ensure that your treatment lasts for a good while. Also moderate your intake of these foods and beverages to elongate treatment results.

Is teeth whitening treatment permanent?

No. All teeth whitening treatments, weather done at the dentist or not, are not permanent. You will need routine treatment if you want to keep your teeth perfectly white for a long time. Diligent brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and visiting the dentist will ensure that your treatment will last longer and need less followup treatments.