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Teeth Whitening FAQs

Teeth Whitening FAQs in Washington DC

teeth whitening FAQs

As your dentist in Washington DC, L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts with Dr. Norkiewicz is happy to offer a wide array of dental treatments, including cosmetic dentistry options like tooth whitening. A wonderful way to immediately enhance the appearance of the smile, we offer you these teeth whitening FAQs to help you discover if it is a treatment you should schedule today.

I have heard that tooth whitening can be painful. Is that true?

This is an important issue for these teeth whitening FAQs, because it is something that many people misunderstand. Whitening treatments are not painful, and we use solutions that allow painless in-office or take home treatments. Where the myths began is with the issue of sensitivity. Some people develop a bit of dental sensitivity after a whitening treatment, but we even overcome this with a special gel that ensures your teeth do not become sensitive after whitening.

What treatments do you offer for teeth whitening in Washington DC?

Our in-office solution is the potent Zoom!® Ultimate Power treatment. It is done in three 15-minute sessions during a 45-minute appointment. Most patients enjoy brightening by up to six to ten shades during that one visit. We finish with a special gel that ensures the best results and optimal comfort.

Our at home solution is NiteWhite®, which begins with our making a custom set of dental trays just for you, and then sending you home with your trays and the gel. You can wear them for a few hours during the day or even as you sleep, and in just two weeks, you see remarkable whitening.

Won’t I get the same results from the store bought option?

This is another important matter in teeth whitening FAQs. The answer, in a word, is “no”. Over the counter treatments do not have the same level of potency and effectiveness. While we do encourage you to use whitening pastes and rinses, when you want to enhance the brightness of your smile, it is through professional whitening that you will get results.

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I am getting veneers, should I whiten before you make my veneers?

Yes, before you get a crown or veneers, we strongly encourage you to whiten as we cannot whiten the veneers or crowns after they have been made and bonded.

Contact Our Washington DC Dentist for Teeth Whitening

If these teeth whitening FAQs did not answer all of your questions, feel free to give us a call at our Washington DC office at 202-488-8300. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about teeth whitening, learn if you are a candidate for teeth whitening, or explore the benefits of teeth whitening.