Teeth Whitening



Total Dental Care provides teeth whitening services in Germantown, MD. Call 240-813-9111 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Even with good oral hygiene habits, most people experience yellowing or stains at some point in their lives. This is why teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry treatments. Stained teeth make you feel self-conscious about your smile, whether they’re the result of a daily coffee habit, a medication you’re taking, or simply getting older. Teeth whitening will give you a brighter smile and boost your confidence in the process.


In-Office Teeth Whitening


For the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time, choose in-office bleaching. After only one visit to our office, you’ll see a significant difference in your smile, with teeth up to 8 shades whiter. The process begins by using a protective gel or rubber shield to protect your gums and soft tissue from irritation, then a carbide peroxide bleaching gel is applied directly to the surfaces of your teeth. We use state-of-the-art laser light technology to activate the bleaching agent for maximum efficacy.


At-Home Teeth Whitening


A take-home bleaching kit is your best option if you only have minor discoloration on your teeth or prefer to whiten your smile from the comfort of home. You’ll visit our office for impressions so we can make you a set of custom whitening trays to use with professional-grade carbide peroxide bleaching gel. We’ll show you how to use your at-home whitening kit and tell you how long to use it to get the results you want. You can also use take-home whitening treatments to maintain the results of in-office bleaching.


Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening


What is the best whitener for your teeth?


The severity of your stains, personal preferences, and lifestyle will determine which teeth whitener is best for you. In-office whitening is a good option for those who have deep stains or want to see improvements quickly. Take-home teeth whitening kits are an excellent choice for minor stains or touch-ups between in-office whitening treatments.


Is teeth whitening harmful?


Professional teeth whitening from a dentist is safe and effective, so you don’t have to worry about damaging your gums or teeth. Even if you use a take-home whitening kit, your dentist will closely monitor your progress and instruct you on how to properly use the bleaching agent to avoid sensitivity and irritation.


How can I get white teeth in one day?


In-office teeth whitening treatments are the only way to get a whiter smile in a single day.


Can yellow teeth be whitened?


A bleaching treatment can nearly always whiten yellow teeth, but discoloration can also be caused by enamel erosion or originate from the inside of a tooth (known as intrinsic stains). In these cases, cosmetic bonding or veneers may be needed to improve the appearance of your teeth, or you may be a candidate for intrinsic whitening, which is performed by an endodontist.


Can I get my teeth whitened if I have sensitive teeth?


If you have sensitive teeth and want to whiten them, your best option is to see your dentist. We can make adjustments to your whitening treatment to make it more comfortable for you.

Call 240-813-9111 to schedule your appointment.