Teeth Whitening Specialist

Dlight Dental

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Washington, DC & Rockville, MD

If your smile has lost its luster due to stains or discoloration, consider teeth whitening. This cosmetic dentistry treatment is quick, safe, and inexpensive. At Dlight Dental, the team offers at-home teeth whitening with custom bleach splints. To request an appointment at the practice in Washington, DC, or Rockville, Maryland, call the office to speak with a caring staff member or click the online tool.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes teeth to change color?

The leading cause of tooth discoloration is getting older. Over the years, your enamel wears away, making the yellow dentin beneath increasingly visible. 

Other factors that contribute to tooth stains include:

  • Oral trauma
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Drinking beverages with tannins (cola, red wine, coffee, and tea)
  • Eating foods that stain like berries or tomato-based sauces
  • Taking medication with tetracycline

You might also develop yellow or discolored teeth due to smoking or chewing tobacco. 

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening uses FDA-approved bleaching solutions to brighten your teeth and smile. There are a variety of whitening systems available, but the team at Dlight Dental offers at-home teeth whitening with custom dental splints. The process is quick and easy and can make your smile significantly lighter in just a few days.

What does teeth whitening involve?

If you’re interested in teeth whitening, let your provider at Dlight Dental know. Before you can start the whitening process, the team creates a pair of custom whitening splints. To do this, they take digital impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory. The laboratory uses your impressions to create a set of splints that fit perfectly.

A week later, you return to the office and try the splints on. Your provider makes adjustments as necessary and provides you with a bottle of bleaching solution. 

 

You line the splints with the bleaching solution and wear them for 3-4 hours, whenever is most convenient. After several weeks, you’ll notice a significant change in the appearance of your smile.

Why should I invest in professional teeth whitening?

There are a variety of whitening products that you can purchase at the grocery store or pharmacy, but these products can harm your gums or teeth. 

By partnering with the team at Dlight Dental, you can achieve better, longer-lasting results without putting your health at risk.

Will the results of teeth whitening last forever?

The results of teeth whitening aren’t permanent, but with good oral hygiene, they often last six months and sometimes longer. To keep your teeth in optimal shape, brush and floss daily and visit Dlight Dental two times a year to undergo an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.

To learn more about teeth whitening, request an appointment at Dlight Dental by calling the nearest office to speak with a caring administrative staff member or clicking the online booking tool.