Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments in our Cockeysville, MD dental office. With teeth whitening, you can transform the appearance of your smile quickly and inexpensively. Hunt Valley area cosmetic dentists Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat offer a range of teeth whitening options to meet your needs, schedule and budget.
In-office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening is suited for patients who want immediate and dramatic results. Made popular by brands like Zoom, in office teeth whitening can be completed in as little as an hour. In office teeth whitening can be a stand-alone treatment or used to boost at home teeth whitening.
We use Venus MAX in-office teeth whitening at our Hunt Valley area dental office. Venus White Max has a unique formula to decrease sensitivity associated with teeth bleaching, making it more comfortable compared to other in-office teeth whitening treatments.
At-home Teeth Whitening
Patients love the convenience that comes with professional at-home teeth whitening kits. Dr. Izadi or Dr. Rafat will custom make a whitening tray that you will wear to ensure that the whitening gel is applied to the teeth evenly without causing damage to the gums or tooth enamel.
Depending on your goals, your dentist will recommend you wear the whitening trays for a period of time that varies between daily use for several weeks to less frequent use over a longer period of time.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How much does teeth whitening cost?
The cost of teeth whitening depends on the type of treatment you select. In general, at-home teeth whitening costs less than in-office treatment.
How long does teeth whitening last?
With proper care of teeth, your teeth whitening results can be very long lasting. Avoiding dark foods and beverage (such as coffee, tea and soda) after treatment will prevent teeth from staining or darkening. Teeth may require periodic touch-ups to maintain their initial bright white appearance.
Are there any teeth whitening side effects?
There are minimal teeth whitening side effects. Most frequently, patients report mild to moderate tooth sensitivity that is transient and usually resolves in one to three days after treatment.