Achieve a Brighter, Whiter Smile at ASE Dental
Are you tired of having a dull, discolored smile? If you’re looking to bring brightness back to your smile, our Silver Spring team at ASE Dental offers professional teeth whitening services. Our teeth whitening treatments deliver dramatic results and give you an instant makeover, leaving you feeling more confident than ever.
Learn all about teeth whitening from Dr. Bassford with our guide below.
What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment used for lifting years of stubborn stains and discoloration. The whitening products contain bleaching agents that break down stains into smaller pieces, lifting them from your teeth and bringing the shine back to your smile.
Common Reasons Teeth Stain
Several reasons contribute to the staining of teeth, including:
- Certain drinks such as coffee, red wine, tea, and soda
- Eating dark fruits like pomegranates or blueberries
- Certain medications
- Use of tobacco products
- Poor oral hygiene
- Excessive alcohol consumption
Teeth Whitening Benefits
Whitening your teeth can provide you with a variety of favored benefits, such as:
- Quick and easy visits
- Guaranteed results
- A boose in self-confidence
- Personalized results
- A safe and comfortable treatment
If you’re wondering if teeth whitening is the best cosmetic treatment for your goals, schedule an appointment with our Silver Spring dentist by calling us at (301) 593-5500
The Teeth Whitening Process
At our Silver Spring dental office, the teeth whitening treatment process is non-invasive and won’t cause any pain. The entire treatment can be completed in one appointment.
Dr. Bassford will begin by cleaning your teeth and preparing them for the whitening treatment. She’ll put protective gear in place so your gums, lips, and tongue won’t be affected by the whitening gel. The whitening gel will be applied to your teeth and then activated by a special light.
The entire whitening process only takes about 30 to 60 minutes. If you wish for a brighter shade after your first treatment, you can schedule another whitening appointment with us and we can remove even more staining.
Tips for Keeping a White Smile
After your whitening treatment, you’ll likely want to keep your smile bright and stainless for as long as possible. We recommend following these tips to help keep your smile nice and bright:
- Avoid stain-inducing foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, wine, and dark fruits
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking
- Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily
- Visit our Silver Spring, MD office once every six months for regular cleanings and checkups
Frequently Asked Questions
No, whitening isn’t bad for your teeth. While our whitening gel contains chemicals that can lead to sensitivity in your gums, tongue, and lips, this shouldn’t happen when it’s applied correctly. That’s why Dr. Bassford takes the utmost precautions when whitening your teeth.
While many people believe that yellow teeth are unhealthy, that’s not always the case. Yellow teeth can be perfectly healthy and simply have stains that built up over time from food and beverages. Whitening can lift these stains and reveal your natural tooth color.
Professional teeth whitening treatments usually last around two to three years. The precautions you take with your teeth and your oral hygiene will affect the appearance of your smile, though. If you’re not careful about the foods you eat or don’t take proper care of your teeth, your whitening treatment may wear off quicker.
To help keep your smile bright after your treatment, try your best to avoid the following:
- Red wine
- Dark-colored foods
Yes! With professional teeth whitening services, your yellow teeth can become whiter. While some stains are resistant to whitening, most stains can be removed with a professional whitening visit.
Some stains are difficult to treat with whitening procedures, though. In these cases, Dr. Bassford can recommend another treatment, such as porcelain veneers. Even if whitening doesn’t work on your teeth, there’s no need to give up hope — you, too, can have a beautiful, white smile.
The cost of teeth whitening treatments varies from patient to patient. Since teeth whitening is an elective cosmetic treatment, insurance may not cover its costs. We recommend reaching out to your insurance provider for a detailed explanation of your plan.
For your convenience, we also offer dental financing options. If you have any questions about the cost of professional teeth whitening services, call our Silver Spring office at (301) 593-5500 where one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.
Your Path to a Beautiful Smile Starts Here
Don’t let a dull and yellow smile lower your confidence any longer. With professional teeth whitening, Dr. Bassford can help you achieve the beautiful smile of your dreams. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call our Silver Spring, MD office at (301) 593-5500. You can also request more information by filling out our online contact form.
We proudly serve the surrounding Silver Spring, MD communities including Kensington, Wheaton-Glenmont, and more.