Having stained, yellowed, or discolored teeth can negatively impact your social life and self-confidence. Fortunately, at Family Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, we offer in-office or take-home tooth whitening treatments to remove deep stains from your teeth and rejuvenate your smile quickly and painlessly.
Professional teeth whitening is a guaranteed way to brighten your smile up to several shades whiter. Explore our guide below to learn how this cosmetic treatment can benefit you.
There aren’t many feelings better than showing off a great smile. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to have confidence in your smile with yellowed, stained, or discolored teeth. However, once you have your teeth whitened by our expert team in Havre de Grace, you’ll be beaming with beauty and pride.
There are several advantages to undergoing professional teeth whitening, including:
There are a variety of factors that can cause teeth to become stained, discolored, or yellowed over time. Common reasons include aging, genetics, and:
There are many over-the-counter whitening products available, but professional teeth whitening treatments will always provide the highest quality and longest-lasting results. Dr. Grubb can remove years of deep stains and discoloration so you can enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful smile.
Dr. Grubb will administer a strong whitening agent in 15-minute intervals until all of the stains are retrieved and removed from the enamel. Our in-office whitening system can provide patients with a smile up to 10 shades whiter in just one appointment.
We also offer take-home whitening kits for patients wanting to brighten their smiles from the comfort of their homes. At your appointment, Dr. Grubb will take high-quality impressions of your teeth to create customized whitening trays fitted to your bite. We’ll also provide you with a strong whitening gel, giving you a smile that’s 4-8 shades whiter. The trays can be used on their own or in addition to a professional treatment.
Whether you come into the office for a whitening treatment or utilize our take-home trays, Dr. Grubb and his expert team can help you achieve a stunning, brilliant smile. You deserve to feel confident in your smile and enjoy showing it off. To schedule an appointment or ask any questions, call our Havre de Grace office at (410) 939-5800 or complete a contact form online and we’ll get back to you soon.
Yes. Dr. Grubb would never recommend or perform a treatment that could damage your teeth. Years of studies have shown that the agents used for whitening don’t harm the tooth or the inner pulp.
Teeth whitening is also safe for patients who have restorations like crowns or porcelain veneers. However, the materials used for dental restorations don’t react to the whitening agents in the way natural teeth do—so your dental work may not quite match your freshly-whitened teeth.
Whitening treatments remove stains on the surfaces of the teeth, but it’s not possible to seal the teeth against future stains. Over time, foods and beverages you consume, certain medications, and other factors (like smoking) will begin to dull the whiteness of your teeth. Most of Dr. Grubb’s patients like to come in for a teeth whitening treatment every year.
No. Whitening your teeth shouldn’t cause you any discomfort at all. Some patients do experience temporary sensitivity after having their teeth whitened, but this won’t last long and can be reduced by using toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth before and after treatment.
To prepare for the treatment, Dr. Grubb recommends that patients refrain from consuming acidic foods or beverages for at least 48 hours before their appointment. Also, this treatment works best when teeth are completely free of plaque, so it’s a good idea to schedule your whitening after your bi-annual professional cleaning and checkup.