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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening to Beautify Your Smile in Bowie

adult daughter and senior mother smilingTeeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that can bring your smile to life by noticeably brightening the color of your teeth. If your teeth have become stained or discolored, teeth whitening may be the solution for you!

Dr. Richard Denise has provided effective, precise dental care to Bowie, Davidsonville, and Crofton’s residents since 1985. When you visit Richard P. Denise, DDS, we strive to bring you the gentle, personalized experience you deserve.

Our top priority is your satisfaction with your smile. Give our office a call today to discover if teeth whitening is right for you!


What Are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is one of several cosmetic dental treatments that can restore your teeth to their white state. Your teeth may become discolored due to genetics, the beverages you drink, medications, or aging. Whitening can remove discolorations on your teeth and reestablish a uniform shade of white. By choosing this cosmetic process, you invest in yourself and achieve a smile that you can wear proudly.

Whether you would prefer to whiten your teeth at home or have Dr. Denise perform the process in his office, we offer convenient options to fit your lifestyle.

If your teeth have extensive staining, we may suggest veneers, or crowns to restore your smile. Dr. Denise will openly and honestly discuss which option would be most beneficial for you and the best way to meet your expectations.

Our Efficient In-Office Treatment

We use the Zoom® Chairside Whitening System to quickly and safely perform our in-office teeth whitening service. Zoom utilizes modern dental technology and practices alongside proven chemical formulas to provide optimal results.

senior patient looking at his smile with mirror in dental officeDuring the treatment, the formula is applied to your teeth and activated using a special light. The light speeds up the chemical reaction that breaks down and removes stains to change the color of your teeth.

Many over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments are not as effective as Zoom’s proven process. Compared to these treatments, Zoom offers the following advantages:

  • All teeth are treated at once to create uniform results.
  • We can do multiple applications for results that are more dramatic and faster.
  • Your teeth will maintain their color longer.
  • Our professional experience allows us to minimize sensitivity.

Following your in-office appointment, we provide you with a syringe of whitening gel and custom trays you can use to touch up your teeth at home. By carefully cleaning your teeth and applying the whitening gel as directed, you will enjoy your rejuvenated smile for quite some time.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is safe, especially when you have help from an experienced dentist. It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity or gum irritation in the hours following your treatment. These symptoms should fade quickly, leaving you free to enjoy your enhanced smile. Compared to some generic teeth whitening treatments, Zoom produces less tooth sensitivity.

Our Convenient Take-Home Treatment

young couple looking at smartphone together at homeIf teeth whitening at home is preferable for you, we offer Zoom’s DayWhite solution. Dr. Denise will take an impression of your teeth to create a set of custom trays. When the trays are ready for pick-up, you will receive them and six tubes of the DayWhite teeth whitening solution. Each tube has enough for approximately three to four sessions on one arch, depending on how well your teeth absorb the gel. On average, you will need to apply the solution to your teeth for up to thirty minutes a day for two weeks. Using DayWhite every day will help you achieve the bright smile that you’re aiming for.

DayWhite is just as safe as the in-office teeth whitening process, and it can be equally effective at brightening your teeth. If taking a little time every day to focus on your teeth is more convenient for you, we will work with you to help you achieve the best results possible.

5 Ways to Keep Your Teeth White

After using one of our teeth whitening methods, there are several easy ways you can avoid future discoloration and staining.

  1. See Dr. Denise regularly. As someone who knows you and your habits, he will be able to offer specific tips and suggestions to help keep your teeth in great shape.
  2. Avoid food and drinks that cause stains. Coffee, tea, and red wine are some of the most well-known culprits. Tomato sauce, curry, and dark berries are also notorious for causing staining.
  3. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. By removing bacteria and food particles, you extend the lifetime of your treatment.
  4. Rinse your mouth with water after eating to dislodge food particles before they can settle on your teeth.
  5. Eat healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, and apples on a daily basis.

Rejuvenating Your Smile With Teeth Whitening

Richard P. Denise, DDS, offers teeth whitening treatments that will meet your cosmetic needs gently, conveniently, and efficiently. Whether you prefer a quick process at our dental office or to whiten at home on your schedule, our caring team can help meet your goals. Call Dr. Denise’s office in Bowie today so we can get started on revitalizing your smile!