Teeth Whitening

Michael J. Urban, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Michael J. Urban, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Gaithersburg, MD

Everyone wants a whiter, healthier looking smile. It can boost your self-confidence and light up a room. At his practice in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Michael J. Urban, DDS, offers highly effective teeth whitening procedures to brighten your smile by several shades. The results are long-lasting and game-changing. If you’d like to schedule a teeth whitening, call the office or use the online booking tool today and get ready to show off your new, improved smile.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening refers to the bleaching of stains or discoloration on your teeth to give your teeth a whiter, healthier looking appearance. The enamel, the outer layer of your teeth, becomes stained or discolored due to wear and tear or from certain foods and beverages you consume, including:

  • Coffee
  • Dark tea
  • Mustard
  • Tomato sauce
  • Berries

With teeth whitening, Dr. Urban can reinvigorate your smile easily and safely. It’s a great way to enhance your appearance and give your self-confidence a jolt.

How does teeth whitening work?

During the teeth whitening procedure, you wear a mouth tray lined with a powerful bleaching agent — the active ingredient is typically hydrogen peroxide. When you wear the tray, the bleaching agent goes to work on your teeth, breaking up the concentration of stains and discolorations.

With a take-home whitening kit, you wear bleaching agent-lined trays at home according to a schedule Dr. Urban lays out for you. A teeth whitening procedure is painless and can be completed daily in 30-minute increments. You can achieve results in just a few short weeks and brighten your smile by several shades.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

The longevity of your teeth whitening results depends on largely on you and how well you care for your teeth. Generally, your results should last anywhere from 1-3 years. If you practice good oral hygiene and limit your intake of teeth-staining foods and beverages, your whitening results will last longer. 

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, when performed by a professional like Dr. Urban, teeth whitening is perfectly safe and painless. In some cases, the bleaching agent may cause some minor tooth sensitivity, but that’s normal and the sensation subsides relatively quickly on its own.

If it’s time to give your smile a touch up with a teeth whitening, call Dr. Urban’s office or use the online scheduling tool today and set up a time to come in.