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16928 York Rd.
Monkton, MD 21111
Your smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful - it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression.
Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. Many things we do on a regular basis can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine or smoking. Also, during routine chewing, dentin remains intact while millions of micro-cracks occur in the enamel. It is these cracks, as well as the spaces between the crystalline enamel rods, that gradually fill up with stains and debris. As a result, the teeth eventually develop a dull, lackluster appearance.
Teeth whitening removes the stains and debris, leaving the enamel cracks open and exposed. Some of the cracks are quickly re-mineralized by saliva, while others are filled up again with organic debris.
Whitening can get your smile looking its best. Non-professional procedures and clinically unproven teeth whitening tips can often lead to unsatisfactory results, you should look for a whitening procedure that is:
Significant color change in a short period of time is the major benefit of in-office whitening. This protocol involves the carefully controlled use of a relatively high-concentration peroxide gel, applied to the teeth by the dentist or trained technician after the gums have been protected with a paint-on rubber dam. Generally, the peroxide remains on the teeth for 15 minute intervals that add up to an hour (at most).
ZOOM Chairside: Takes about 45 minutes resulting in about 8 shades whiter teeth. It provides immediate results that are long lasting; less fadeback; is safe and comfortable and is performed by a Dental Professional.
At Home Trays: Takes 7-14 days resulting in about 6 shades whiter teeth. â€“Self applied in trays with no immediate results.
Whitening Strips or Paint-on Gel: Takes 7-30 days resulting in 3-4 shades whiter teeth. -Provides inconsistent and no immediate results.
Whitening Toothpaste: Takes 1 month or more resulting in 1-2 shades lighter teeth. Results fade if you stop using the toothpaste and only works on superficial stains.