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Teeth Whitening

Ted Thomas, DMD -  - General Dentistry

White Oak Dental

Ted Thomas, DMD

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Silver Spring, MD

A brighter smile can be yours with a visit to White Oak Dental: Ted Thomas, DMD, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Thomas is an experienced general dentist with extensive training in cosmetic rehabilitation, offering in-office, state-of-the-art teeth whitening. Learn how the latest technology can leave your smile whiter, increasing your self-esteem and confidence. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to get started on your teeth whitening treatment.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes tooth discoloration?

No matter how diligent your oral hygiene routine is, discoloration and staining can still occur over time. Dentin and enamel are the two factors typically responsible.

Dentin is the yellowish interior of your teeth that protects the root, or pulp, of your tooth. Enamel is the hard, clear exterior of your tooth that protects the dentin. As you age, your enamel gradually thins, allowing more yellowish dentin to be visible.

Your teeth can also become discolored because of the staining of the enamel. Staining can easily occur due to:

  • Tobacco use
  • Tea and coffee
  • Red wine and soda
  • Certain foods like spaghetti sauce

Certain medications, like antibiotics, can also cause staining and discoloration. In fact, exposure to certain medications as a child or while in the womb can lead to permanent tooth discoloration in adulthood.

How does Philips Zoom!® whiten teeth?

Dr. Thomas offers Zoom! in-office teeth whitening treatment because it provides high-quality, proven results.

Zoom! comes in two simple treatments: Philips Zoom QuickPro and Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed. QuickPro takes 30 minutes and kick-starts the whitening process with a touch-up, while WhiteSpeed provides dramatic results in 45 minutes.

Zoom! WhiteSpeed in-office treatments include:

Prepping your mouth and gums with advanced hydrogen peroxide whitening gel
Accelerating the whitening process with the WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp
Application of a post-treatment sealant to reduce sensitivity and protect enamel

Dr. Thomas also provides customized whitening trays for in-home Zoom! treatments to touch-up your smile whenever needed.

What are the benefits of using Zoom! for teeth whitening?

Several teeth whitening systems are available, but none deliver the professional results of Zoom!. More than four million people have enjoyed the benefits of the Philips Zoom!, which include:

  • Teeth whitened up to eight shades in 45 minutes
  • Little to no tooth sensitivity after treatment
  • Stronger ingredients for safer whitening
  • Touch-up or dramatically improve your entire smile
  • Available in take-home or in-office professional treatments

All professional teeth whitening treatments begin with a consultation, so schedule an appointment with White Oak Dental: Ted Thomas, DMD, by calling or using the online tool today.