Many factors of our everyday life such as eating, drinking, health problems, and lack of dental hygiene can cause our teeth not to be as white as they naturally once were. But, the fantastic thing about modern dentistry is that now obtaining that naturally white smile is possible with teeth whitening. At Ashley Dental Center, we offer take-home teeth whitening in Silver Spring to help you whiten that perfect smile!
Accessibility to teeth whitening has grown. Teeth whitening is now available in many forms, such as strips, toothpaste, and fluoride. There are even solutions available at your local drug store.
Although over-the-counter whitening seems cheaper to use, they don’t have the same quick and long-lasting results as professional whitening.
Most patients love the teeth whitening process that we offer at Ashley Dental Center.
We can provide whitening solutions during your visit to our office, including take-home options. The whitening process can take place in the privacy of your own home, whenever you have time. With take-home trays, we have made it easier for patients to obtain that white smile they desire without taking up too much of their time with extra visits.
There are several reasons why you may stain your teeth. There are two main types of tooth stains: extrinsic and intrinsic stains. An extrinsic stain is caused by something outside your body, such as food and drink. An intrinsic color is caused by something inside your body, such as a stain caused by a medication.
Food and beverages such as coffee, tea, wine, and dark soda can extrinsically stain the outside of your tooth. Smoking or chewing tobacco can also stain your teeth from the outside. Several medications can cause tooth discoloration intrinsically in adults. A few examples are medications for high blood pressure, antipsychotic medications, and antihistamines such as Benadryl.
You can prevent tooth discoloration by practicing good oral hygiene. Establishing a good oral hygiene routine can help reduce the time food and debris stay on your teeth.
When you are drinking something that is especially damaging to your teeth, such as coffee or soda, you should also sip water between sips. The water rinses off your teeth between sips making it less likely for the drink to stain your teeth. Another tip is to sip staining drinks from a straw. This keeps more of the staining drink from contacting your teeth.
Professional teeth whitening from Ashley Dental Center is more effective and produces better results than over-the-counter whitening solutions. At Ashley Dental Center, Dr. Paul Ashley or Dr. Michael Ashley can make you a custom tray. To make the tray, we will first impression your teeth. Then, he will send the mold to a lab to design the tray. We want to ensure that the whitening solution in the tray contacts every crevice around your tooth to provide maximum whitening coverage.
Another reason that professional whitening is more effective than over-the-counter whitening is that at Ashley Dental Center, we use a professional strength whitening solution. This whitening solution is stronger while still safe for your teeth and gums. We will whiten your teeth faster with better results. The mixture of the custom-made tray and the professional whitening solution create an unforgettable white smile.
Teeth whitening is for everyone who wants to improve the appearance of their smile. Ashley Dental Center and our staff offer the best teeth whitening services in Silver Spring, MD.
We strive to help you achieve your dream smile. If you would like to learn more about our custom take-home bleaching trays and the process, please give us a call or come into our office!