Over time, our teeth can begin to show the effects of aging and lifestyle habits. Teeth can darken in color and lose their youthful luster. However, professional teeth whitening treatment provides a quick, painless, and economical smile makeover. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer to the public in Owings Mills, MD.
Dr. Ed Lazer is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Owings Mills, MD, offering superior teeth whitening solutions. Teeth whitening in his Baltimore, MD, office benefits patients with dull, stained, or yellow teeth.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
You may have yellowed or stained teeth for one or more reasons. A tooth can become discolored from a variety of conditions:
- Smoking and Tobacco Products. Tar and nicotine found in tobacco products create stubborn stains on teeth. Years of smoking or tobacco use stain the teeth. Tar naturally darkens enamel, and nicotine causes teeth to become yellow.
- Foods and Drinks. Certain fruits, coffee, tea, and soda contain color pigments called chromogens. These pigments attach to and stain the teeth over time.
- Medication. We will ask you about your medical history and medications, One reason is because of their interaction with your oral health. Certain antihistamines, antipsychotics, and high blood pressure medications may darken teeth.
- Age. Over time, the outer layer of tooth enamel thins and wears away. The yellow dentin layer underneath the enamel can show after years of wear and tear.
- Trauma. After an injury, teeth can lay down more dentin and discolor the teeth. Chips and cracks in teeth can also cause discoloration.
Dr. Lazer welcomes new patients who are seeking a beautiful smile. No matter the cause of your tooth discoloration, Dr. Lazer will help you find the best whitening treatment for your teeth.
Whiter Teeth In About One Hour
Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry is proud to offer the Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening system in our Baltimore, MD, dentist office. With Zoom whitening, you can whiten your teeth up to eight shades lighter in about one hour. A one-hour Zoom treatment is capable of taking years off of your smile!
In virtually all cases, the results of teeth whitening are dramatic. Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments to transform your smile and help you regain your confidence.
It may be tempting to try one of the many over-the-counter whitening options. However, professional teeth whitening is best for better and consistent results.
Not to mention, it’s much safer to have your teeth whitened by a dental professional. Also, the results are long-lasting and prove to be safe and effective.
In addition to cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, we can recommend dental bonding or veneers. These cosmetic treatments benefit patients who have deep tooth stains or sensitive teeth.
Patients who will not benefit from teeth whitening can cover tooth stains with bonding or porcelain veneers.
Let our dentist in Baltimore, MD, help you maintain, restore, and enhance your natural smile as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Teeth Whitening That Lasts: What to Expect
We have developed a teeth whitening system that delivers longer-lasting, whiter results than standard teeth whitening treatment. The whitening process should take about an hour, but you should plan to be here for 90 minutes.
After a teeth cleaning, we will cover your mouth and gums with a protective film. Then, we will apply the special hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to your teeth.
We will use a special light that interacts with the gel to activate the whitening process. The Zoom light activates the ingredients in the gel to lighten stains and discoloration.
After the teeth whitening treatment, we will remove the coverings and apply a fluoride gel to minimize tooth sensitivity. After receiving a list of certain things to avoid for a few days, you leave with a whiter, brighter smile!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Learn more about professional teeth whitening with answers to these common patient questions:
Am I a candidate for Zoom teeth whitening?
Practically anyone will benefit from professional teeth whitening. Zoom teeth whitening is suitable for teenagers and adults 13 years and older. The cosmetic dentist will complete an examination before treatment to ensure that Zoom whitening is right for you.
How long does Zoom teeth whitening last?
The long-term results of professional teeth whitening depend on the individual. Certain habits, such as the use of tobacco products and drinking a lot of coffee, tea, or soft drinks, can work against the results.
Regular professional care and use of the touch-up whitening gel will help maintain the results indefinitely.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
Some patients report mild tooth sensitivity following Zoom teeth whitening treatment. Our cosmetic dentistry team takes steps to minimize sensitivity during and after treatment through the use of special pastes. Generally, tooth sensitivity subsides in 1 to 3 days following professional teeth whitening.
How much does Zoom teeth whitening cost?
Zoom teeth whitening costs vary somewhat based on the individual patient. We offer competitive prices for Zoom teeth whitening compared to other Baltimore dentist offices. Before your treatment begins, we will discuss Zoom whitening costs.
How long does it take to whiten teeth with Zoom?
The teeth whitening procedure with Zoom takes 45 minutes on average.
What maintenance do I need after Zoom teeth whitening?
After Zoom whitening, patients should not brush their teeth right away. They may rinse with water but should avoid eating or drinking brightly colored food and drinks that may stain their teeth.
Should I brush my teeth after Zoom whitening?
We recommend you continue brushing your teeth following a professional Zoom teeth-whitening procedure. However, avoid brushing your teeth too soon after the procedure.
Before brushing, you should wait a few hours after leaving the dental office. Brush your teeth with a soft bristle brush, and be gentle on your teeth and gums. Also, avoid using colored toothpaste for a couple of days so your teeth do not absorb dyes from the product.
What should I avoid after getting my teeth whitened?
After teeth whitening, we recommend avoiding any dark drinks or foods. Tea, coffee, red wine, cola, tomato juice, and ketchup are all examples of dark-colored things that can stain. Also, avoid acidic foods such as lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits. Soft drinks, fruit juices, and alcohol may also cause staining after whitening.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Teeth Whitening Consultation
Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist that offers Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening in the Owings Mills and Baltimore, MD area? Find out how to get a whiter, brighter smile with Zoom!™ teeth whitening. We gladly welcome new patients from the Greater Baltimore area!
Call our office at (410) 697-6290 to schedule your appointment. You can also request an appointment online.