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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Washington DC

Teeth WhiteningWhen you take good care of your teeth and gums, you should be able to show them off with a great big grin. Unfortunately, many people with completely healthy teeth and gums will hide their smiles because of discoloration or stains on their teeth. In many cases, that problem can be easily overcome through teeth whitening. At L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington DC, they have a nice array of teeth whitening options available.

Beyond Cosmetic Dentistry

While you might hear that teeth whitening treatments are just a cosmetic matter, they go beyond that. After all, if you are so self-conscious about your smile as to hide it, it means that whitening will boost confidence and self-esteem in addition to improving how you look when you smile.

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Tooth whitening is also a nice finishing touch to smile makeovers, restorative dentist work, and as part of your cosmetic dentist treatment. After all, you might have some straightening done with Invisalign®, and then regular preventative care such as fillings or a crown, and the whitening can be the final step in your new and totally healthy smile.

How Is It Done?

Teeth WhiteningAt L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts, they offer our patients several types of teeth whitening. The in-office option uses the remarkable Zoom!® Ultimate Power treatment. This is a 45-minute treatment (done in three 15-minute sessions) that uses custom made dental trays, a special gel, and the patented Zoom! light to brighten your teeth by six to ten shades with one sitting.   There are no side effects other than sensitive teeth for a few days.  A final coat of bleaching agent gel helps with any sensitivity that may be triggered by the lightening of the enamel on the teeth, and this will last for months afterward.  We also recommend a whitening toothpaste for use after going thru office whitening.  You can also supplement your white teeth with over the counter whitening strips.  We guarantee whiter teeth!

Patients also receive a take-home kit that helps to lengthen the effects and maintain the results for a much longer period of time.

We also provide patients with take-home teeth whitening options. The tray whitening systems used by the team is the NiteWhite® system. It depends on custom made trays that fit snugly over your teeth (without bothering your gums or soft tissue), and which you fill with the prescription strength gel. Used overnight or from two to four hours daily (such as while you watch TV in the evening), they work quickly to brighten the smile. You can use these trays and the gel for years on end, keeping your grin as bright as possible.  You can also fill the tray with potassium nitrate gel to help alleviate the sensitivity.  Tooth enamel bleaches extremely well!

Getting Started with Teeth Whitening

Of course, the doctors recommend that all patients get their teeth and gums as healthy as possible before using whitening. Regular cleanings, checkups, and any restorative or general dentist work should be done first. Then, you can start to whiten and brighten your smile with our in-office or take home systems. Be sure to follow aftercare instructions for long term whitening results. 

If you are interested in the amazingly simple and effective forms of teeth whitening in Washington DC we have available, or any other cosmetic treatments, feel free to call L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts at 202-488-8300 or use the online contact form and one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be in touch with you shortly.

Serving Downtown Washington DC, Capitol Hill, Southwest DC, Waterfront, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Northeast DC, Pentagon City, Crystal City, Southeast DC, Arlington, Alexandria, Mclean, Montgomery County Maryland, and beyond but patients travel from all over the Northeast for our services.  Located directly off the metro we are extremely convenient.