Century Dental

Is teeth whitening safe?

two women with bright smiles taking a selfieProfessional teeth whitening in Germantown, MD, is safe because your dentist approves you for treatment. To approve you, we check your oral health and look for any issues that make teeth whitening problematic. This is especially true if you’re a new patient and we’re unfamiliar with the state of your oral health.

Store-Bought Whitening vs. Professional Whitening

However, when you whiten your teeth on your own, using store-bought products, we can’t vouch for safety. It could be that certain ingredients are too harsh or not suitable for your teeth and gums.

Besides safety, you can’t count on a predictable result with store-bought products. Instead, you may be disappointed with uneven results or prolonged tooth sensitivity.

We use Zoom! Teeth Whitening in our dental office, which can lighten your smile by several shades, and it only requires one office visit. Alternatively, we can provide prescription-strength whitening strips for at-home use. With the latter option, you follow the instructions provided by our dental office. As a result, your teeth lighten across two weeks.

Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist in Germantown, MD

For safe teeth whitening with predictable and lasting results every time, trust your smile to the team at Century Dental. Give us a call today to arrange your teeth whitening consultation or if you have any questions about our options.

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