Do you catch yourself sometimes trying to hide your smile? If you have stained, yellowed, or discolored teeth, it can negatively impact your social life and confidence. Fortunately, at Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry, Dr. Grubb and our expert team offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatment to remove deep stains from your teeth and rejuvenate your smile.
Our professional teeth whitening services are guaranteed to painlessly brighten your smile in just one appointment. Explore our guide to learn how you can benefit. We proudly serve patients in the Havre de Grace Heights, Bayview Estates, and Osborne areas.
Even if you brush and floss regularly, over time you may notice your smile has lost its pearly-white shine. Luckily, professional teeth whitening is designed to instantly brighten your smile in just one appointment with a concentrated gel. Unlike over-the-counter whitening kits, our products are designed with your oral health needs in mind to safely and effectively dissolve stubborn stains and leave you with a stunning renewed smile.
If you’ve noticed staining or discoloration in your smile, professional teeth whitening may be right for you. Our Havre de Grace office is dedicated to working with you to create a treatment plan designed to remedy any cosmetic dental issues you’re facing.
There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you show off a great smile, but it can be difficult to have confidence in your teeth when they’re yellow, stained, or discolored. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening not only brightens your smile, but offers other benefits including:
There are a variety of factors that can cause your teeth to become stained, discolored, or yellowed over time. While common reasons include aging and genetics, there are other factors that can further contribute including:
Dr. Grubb can remove years of deep stains and discoloration with in-office teeth whitening, here at our Havre de Grace practice. When you arrive, he’ll evaluate your oral health to ensure the whitening process is right for your teeth. Once confirmed, our staff will protect your gums and soft tissue. Then, Dr. Grubb can apply a strong whitening gel in 15-minute intervals until all stains are removed from the enamel and your teeth’s surfaces.
Our in-office whitening system can provide patients with a smile up to 10 shades whiter in just one appointment. Afterwards, Dr. Grubb will remove the whitening agent and you can start enjoying the beauty of your renewed smile.
Dr. Grubb and our practice also offer take-home whitening kits for patients who want to brighten their smile at the comfort of their own home. During your initial appointment, Dr. Grubb will take high-quality impressions of your teeth to create whitening trays that are custom fitted for your bite. We’ll also provide you with a strong whitening gel, which will help give you a smile that’s several shades whiter.
Your whitening trays can be used on their own or in addition to professional treatment. Since they’re custom made to fit your unique dental profile, our at-home teeth whitening trays are more effective than those found in store-bought kits.
The best candidates for teeth whitening treatment are patients who have healthy gums and teeth without many fillings or previous restorations. During your initial appointment, Dr. Grubb will evaluate your teeth and determine if you’re a candidate for the procedure.
If your smile displays yellowing and stains due to issues besides decay, you’re more likely to respond to treatment.cleaning and checkup.
Our teeth whitening services are both effective and safe. Studies have shown that the whitening gel used for the procedure doesn’t harm the tooth or the inner pulp. Teeth whitening is also safe for patients who have restorations like dental crowns or porcelain veneers. However, the materials used for restorations don’t react to the whitening agents in the way natural teeth do — so your dental work may not match your teeth.
While it’s not possible to seal the teeth against future stains, there are lifestyle changes you can adopt to make your whitening treatment last longer including:
Discoloration and yellowing of the teeth is a natural process that occurs over time based on numerous factors, including how you care for your smile. Most of Dr. Grubb’s patients like to come in for a teeth whitening treatment every year.
Dr. Grubb recommends that patients who are undergoing teeth whitening treatment avoid acidic foods or beverages for at least 48 hours before their appointment. Also, teeth whitening is more effective when there is no plaque buildup, so it’s a good idea to schedule your procedure after your biannual checkup and cleaning. This will ensure that you get the best results out of professional teeth whitening and that your smile is as white as can be.
Most insurance agencies won’t cover the cost of professional teeth whitening due to the procedure not being considered medically necessary. Still, our practice recommends that you contact your provider to get an accurate understanding of your policy. Dr. Grubb will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about our teeth whitening services and provide you with different financing options.
At Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry, Dr. Grubb understands how yellowed or discolored teeth can make it difficult to show off your smile. That’s why we offer professional teeth whitening services to help you safely and quickly achieve a stunning, beautiful set of pearly whites. Your journey to a whiter smile is easier than you think!
If you live near our Havre de Grace practice or in the Havre de Grace Heights, Bayview Estates, and Osborne areas, contact us today by calling (410) 939-5800 or complete an online contact form and we’ll get back to you soon. We look forward to brightening your day with our teeth whitening services!