Superior Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Teeth Whitening Services in Bowie, MD

Put your best face forward with professional teeth whitening in Bowie, MD. Call Superior Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at (301) 701-3641 for brighter, whiter teeth!

Reveal the beautiful teeth hidden beneath all those years of staining with a teeth whitening treatment. Tooth whiteners have increased in popularity during the past couple of decades, with consumers able to purchase whitening strips and whitening toothpaste over the counter. But, for the best whitening results, dentists use clinical whitening products.

All patients would like a bright white smile that they can flash without any self-consciousness. The active ingredients in whitening agents help remove stains caused by dietary habits and other aspects of a patient’s lifestyle. The cosmetic dentists at Superior Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offer proven professional whitening solutions that deliver whiter teeth in Bowie, MD.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

The teeth whitening process is used to remove surface stains from a patient’s teeth. Dentists use whitening gels that contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to bleach stained teeth caused by food and beverages. A cosmetic dentist will apply the whitening agent directly to a patient’s teeth using a plastic tray in most cases.

The whitening gel then sits on the teeth for an extended period, breaking up the tooth stains and uncovering the white enamel underneath. If a patient experiences severe staining, they may require multiple visits to the office. Once the cosmetic dentist removes the whitening tray, the patient should not eat or drink for at least 30 minutes.

Some patients can use take-home whitening kits and apply the whitening agent themselves in mild cases. However, patients with sensitive teeth should undergo in-office whitening to receive a numbing agent. Increased tooth sensitivity is the main negative side effect of whitening procedure.

Who Can Teeth Whitening Help?

Professional whitening can help most patients experiencing stains on the surface of their teeth. Unfortunately, the whitening effects will not remove internal tooth discoloration. However, it can help patients with tooth stains caused by:

  • Coffee, tea, soda pop, and red wine
  • Cigars, cigarettes, and other smoking products
  • Soy sauce and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Tomato-based sauces
  • Curry

Our dental team is dedicated to ensuring that every patient in Bowie has a comfortable experience on their journey to achieving a beautiful smile.

Do you feel ready for a whiter smile? Contact our dental office at (301) 701-3641 to get started today!