Do you want to treat stained and discolored teeth for a brighter smile? Try professional teeth whitening treatment at Prestipino Dental Group. Dr. Vincent Prestipino offers cosmetic and restorative care as well as in-office and take-home teeth whitening to his Bethesda, Maryland patients. He serves patients in Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Montgomery County, Maryland. You may call 301-276-0219 or request a consultation online with Dr. Prestipino for treatment to brighten your teeth.
Tooth discoloration can be caused by consuming beverages that commonly stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, and sodas. Other known factors for discoloration may include childhood medications or illnesses, smoking and tobacco use, aging, or improper oral hygiene. Learn more about how we help patients receive brighter smiles with cosmetic dentistry solutions below:
Professional Teeth Whitening
We offer in-office and take-home professional whitening treatment at Prestipino Dental Group. To begin in-office whitening treatment, Dr. Prestipino ensures that the gums are protected with a barrier. Then, he will apply a bleaching gel to the teeth. This process is completed multiple times in just one office visit. If you would rather whiten your teeth at home, Dr. Prestipino can provide you with a kit that contains a custom-made mouthpiece and whitening gel.
Before & Afters: Real Patients, Real Results
Cosmetic and Restorative Care
If your tooth enamel is resistant to teeth whitening treatment, we may recommend porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Dental veneers that are made of porcelain ceramic are great for patients that have deep stains on several of their teeth and want a whiter smile. While dental veneers cover the front and sides of teeth, dental crowns cover teeth entirely. Dental crowns also have added durability if you have a weak tooth.
Teeth Whitening FAQS
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about teeth whitening treatments below:
How does professional teeth whitening compare to over-the-counter options?
Although whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and gels can be found in many stores, professional teeth whitening is the more effective choice. Dr. Prestipino only uses high-quality bleaching gel that is formulated with tooth sensitivity in mind. These gels have higher concentrations of active whitening ingredients for longer-lasting results.
Does teeth whitening gel cause tooth sensitivity?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Dr. Prestipino always supervises teeth whitening treatments with care to ensure patient comfort. He also uses gum barriers to make sure that the whitening gel does not irritate the gums.
How long does whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. It doesn’t hurt to schedule touch-up treatments every four to six months. Visiting our dental office regularly for cleanings and avoiding smoking and staining beverages will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
The cost of your whitening treatment will depend on which type of whitening treatment you choose. At-home whitening is often less expensive than in-office treatment. We will provide you with refills and specific instructions on how to retouch your smile at home.