Teeth Whitening Silver Spring, MD

If you have stained or discolored teeth, Dr. David Rever can develop a plan to give you a brighter, whiter smile! He is a top cosmetic dentist in the Silver Spring area. Dr. Rever offers in-office teeth whitening and customized take-home whitening kits in Silver Spring, MD.

Do you have yellow or brown discoloration? What causes teeth stains to form in the first place? A variety of factors can lead to the onset of embarrassing tooth stains.

Fortunately, there are ways of removing stains and preventive options for reducing their severity. You can maintain a brighter and more attractive smile with the proper steps. Our dental office will help you find the most relevant whitening solution for your yellow teeth.

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Extrinsic Tooth Stains

These stains form on the surface of your teeth. A variety of factors can cause extrinsic stains, such as:

  • Foods and Beverages: Drinks with dark pigments, foods with staining agents, and sugary foods and drinks can stain teeth over time. Berries, soda, coffee, tea, and red wine are common causes of tooth discoloration.
  • Smoking: If you vape, smoke cigarettes, or use other tobacco products, you are more likely to experience yellow teeth. The nicotine contained in tobacco sticks to the tooth enamel. You may notice your teeth yellowing as you continue to consume tobacco.
  • Age: As you age, Certain medications and medical conditions you experience over time can cause tooth discoloration. Antihistamines, antipsychotics, and other medications can stain teeth. Additionally, years of tobacco use and consuming staining foods and drinks can build on teeth over time.

Typically, our professional teeth whitening treatment can easily remove surface stains from the teeth. In addition, these are the most common and the easiest types of discoloration to help prevent. Dental cleanings and a good oral hygiene routine can sometimes remove these stains. However, we can provide whitening to lift years of stains and uncover white teeth.

Intrinsic Tooth Stains

While extrinsic staining forms on the surface of your teeth, intrinsic stains form below the tooth enamel in the dentin. Dentin is the darker underlayer beneath the outer tooth enamel. An injury to the tooth, dental fluorosis, or using certain medications such as tetracycline can cause intrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains are more difficult for teeth whitening to remove.

Sometimes, our dentist may suggest masking these stains with either bonding or porcelain veneers. Dental bonding uses tooth-colored materials that can change the shape and color of teeth. Veneers are thin, shell-like treatments that bond to the front of the tooth enamel. Fortunately, most intrinsic stains do not pose any harm to your teeth.

Teeth whitening is an easy and cost-effective way to improve your smile. Our high-quality professional whitening systems can give you long-lasting results in a short amount of time. We can complete an in-office teeth whitening procedure in about 30 minutes to an hour! Before you decide which method to use, Dr. Rever will examine your overall dental condition.

Teeth Whitening in Silver Spring, MD: What to Expect

Receiving professional whitening treatment can increase your confidence in your tooth aesthetics. We provide in-office and take-home whitening treatments for your convenience.

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening

Dr. Rever uses advanced technology on your teeth to achieve a brighter, whiter smile. The whitening treatment takes as little as one hour to complete.

First, Dr. Rever will clean your teeth and remove bacterial buildup. Then, he will cover your gums with a protective barrier. The barrier will prevent the active ingredients from causing harm to your gums.

Next, he will apply a high-quality hydrogen peroxide gel. He will leave the gel on for about an hour. Then, he will wash away the gel and uncover beautiful white teeth. You will immediately notice that your teeth are brighter by many shades before you leave our office.

Take-Home Whitening Kit

This teeth whitening method is ideal for people who want to achieve excellent results in the comfort of their homes. Once you consult with Dr. Rever, he will take a mold of your teeth. Then, he will create a customized whitening tray that fits only your teeth. When the tray is complete, you will return to our office.

Then, at home, you will fill the trays with a whitening gel and leave them on for about an hour each night. At-home whitening kits are a convenient and gradual way to whiten teeth for natural-looking results.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Discover more about professional teeth whitening with answers to these common questions:

How long does teeth whitening last?

Teeth whitening is not a permanent fix to yellow teeth. Professional teeth whitening treatments can last up to three years! Especially if you properly maintain your teeth. Your results will highly depend on how well you care for your smile. You can expect results to last as little as six months if you smoke and eat foods that stain teeth.

Can teeth whitening fix gray teeth?

Typically, whitening only works on surface stains. Gray teeth have deep issues that go beyond the staining of surface enamel. For that reason, gray teeth are a better fit for alternative whitening procedures like porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Learn more about dental crowns.

Will teeth whitening cause my teeth to be more sensitive?

There may be an initial increase in tooth sensitivity after professional teeth whitening. But temporary sensitivity should go away in a few days. Overusing teeth whitening products can cause issues like damaged teeth and permanent sensitivity. If you use over-the-counter whitening products, follow all directions and allow some time before using them again.

Is teeth whitening for everyone?

Yes, many patients qualify for our affordable teeth whitening services! There are only a few cases where teeth whitening might not suit you. With a thorough dental exam and consultation, Dr. Rever will better understand which whitening treatment will work best for your needs.

Brighten Your Teeth

Please schedule an appointment to visit us for teeth whitening in our Silver Spring, MD, dental office and brighten your smile today! Give us a call at 240-450-2720 or request a dental appointment online.