Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in Bethesda, MD

Teeth whitening is a quick, safe, and effective way to transform your smile and boost your confidence, but not all whitening methods are created equal. At Art and Dentistry in Bethesda, Maryland, Ellen Brodsky, DDS, Andrew Schliep, DDS, and the professional team at Art and Dentistry in Bethesda, Maryland, invest in the latest technology, including Zoom!® teeth whitening, to remove stains and brighten your smile. Call to schedule an appointment today to learn more.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How is Zoom! different from other teeth whitening treatments?

While most teeth-whitening products contain bleaching agents, like carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, some are more effective than others. Zoom! is a customizable teeth whitening treatment with different strengths of whitening gel and variable procedure times based on your desired level of whitening.

Unlike other teeth whitening products, Zoom! can remove up to eight shades’ worth of stains in a single visit, allowing for dramatic results without sensitivity.

How long does Zoom! teeth whitening take?

Zoom! whitening takes about 45 minutes. The Art and Dentistry team performs the procedure in 15-minute intervals. After placing a protective barrier to keep the whitening gel from irritating your gums and lips, they carefully apply the solution to your teeth and activate it with a special LED light. The team repeats the process until you reach your desired shade.

Am I a candidate for Zoom! teeth whitening?

Most people qualify for Zoom! whitening treatments. However, the team may recommend alternative therapies if you have tooth decay, periodontal disease, or discoloration that doesn’t respond to traditional whitening treatments. Some discoloration penetrates beneath the enamel, which can be difficult to treat.

The Art and Dentistry team may recommend porcelain veneers if you have deep discoloration. These durable shells, made of stain-resistant porcelain, bond to the surface of your teeth. Along with helping your teeth appear brighter and whiter, veneers can change the shape, size, and length of your teeth.

Is Zoom! teeth whitening painful?

Zoom! is not a painful procedure, and your dentist at Art and Dentistry ensures you’re a good candidate before performing the treatment. Individuals with sensitive teeth may experience minor discomfort during and after the procedure, but these effects are temporary and typically subside within minutes to hours.

How long do the effects of Zoom! teeth whitening last?

Zoom! can keep your teeth white for 12-24 months, depending on the maintenance and care you provide after treatment. Along with brushing and flossing regularly, you should avoid:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Red wine
  • Acidic foods and beverages
  • Sugary sodas and juices
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco

Zoom! teeth whitening can dramatically enhance your smile in as little as one hour. Call Art and Dentistry today!