Are you tired of yellowed or discolored teeth? Do you want to whiten your teeth for a brighter smile?
Dr. Sulekha Agrawal offers teeth whitening in Columbia, MD. Brightening your smile can motivate you to maintain your oral health and improve the aesthetics of your teeth and gums. Dr. Agrawal is a dental specialist that aims to provide the most comfortable care possible.
She utilizes modern dental methods to design treatments with minimal sensitivity and maximum comfort for patients. At Columbia Family Dental Care, Dr. Agrawal and her team can brighten tooth enamel with professional teeth whitening treatment, porcelain veneers, or dental bonding treatment.
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is better than over-the-counter teeth whitening gels, strips, or toothpaste. It offers more effective results in a shorter amount of time. Receiving teeth whitening treatment from a professional helps decrease tooth sensitivity and lessens the risk of damage to the gums and enamel.
Teeth whitening treatments bought in a store may have inconsistent or unnoticeable results. With professional tooth whitening, we use professional-grade bleaching agents designed to remove tough stains. We are also able to provide touch-ups so your results can last as long as possible.
Teeth Whitening Treatments
Dr. Agrawal will assess your smile and discuss your cosmetic goals with you before treatment to determine which cosmetic dentistry solution is right for you. Tooth whitening helps eliminate extrinsic stains, which affect the outer layer, or enamel of the tooth.
Porcelain veneers or dental bonding can target intrinsic stains which are stains that exist deep inside the tooth. These occur when dentin shows through. Dentin is a darker layer underneath the enamel that may show through due to age, dental trauma, and from certain medications.
Before every treatment, Dr. Agrawal ensures that her patient’s teeth and gums are free from infection and are healthy enough to undergo treatment.
Cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening are often one of the final steps in a smile makeover. We can offer cosmetic dentistry after removing infection and replacing missing teeth.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
When will I see results from teeth whitening?
After having your teeth professionally whitened it takes about 24 hours for the results to make themselves noticeable. The whitening agents work gradually so you will not notice a difference immediately.
How long do your teeth stay white after whitening?
After whitening teeth stay white from a range of six months to two years. The lifespan of the whiteness varies based on a patient’s oral care, diet, and if they receive whitening touch ups.
How long after teeth whitening can I eat normally?
After teeth whitening patients are advised to avoid eating foods that have potent colors or dyes for 2-3 days to avoid staining their freshly whitened teeth. This means avoiding foods and drinks. Coffee and wine are known to stain teeth, so patients should avoid them if they wish to keep their teeth white.
Request a Dental Exam Today
Whiten your smile in our Columbia, Maryland dental office. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Agrawal on our website. Call Columbia Family Dental Care today at 410.221.3097.