Do you have stained, discolored, or yellowed teeth? Try professional tooth whitening treatment. Washington, DC dentist Dr. Nishan Halim offers professionally developed and crafted whitening treatment that effectively brightens tooth enamel by multiple shades. Compared to over-the-counter brands, professional teeth whitening targets stains with comfortable and quick treatment.
Dr. Halim is dedicated to providing his patients with high-quality cosmetic dental treatment, which is why he uses GLO teeth whitening systems. Learn more about how teeth whitening works as well as the GLO system below:
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Stains on teeth can be classified as extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth while intrinsic stains are found within cracks in your enamel. Whitening toothpaste and mouth rinses may be able to remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth. But only professional teeth whitening agents can remove both intrinsic and extrinsic staining.
Dr. Halim will take your budget, oral health, and goals into account in order to make a recommendation tailored to your needs. He can help you understand how the whitening process works, and monitor your progress during treatment.
GLO Teeth Whitening
Dr. Halim recommends GLO Tooth Whitening Systems for his patients. He currently offers in-office treatment accompanied by additional at-home treatment or exclusively at-home treatment.
GLO in-office treatment consists of a mouthguard that is filled with whitening gel and cured with heat and light. The hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is activated with light and heat technology that is within the mouthguard. We also use a gum guard and desensitizing treatment for your comfort. Treatment consists of four 8-minute applications and total treatment of 45 minutes. GLO whitening gel also contains 10% hydrogen peroxide, an active ingredient that can brighten teeth by 12 shades.
Take-home treatment can be used alone or to maintain in-office results between visits. We can provide you with the mouthguard, whitening gel, and included pack that activates the light and heat.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How long does whitening treatment last?
The results of treatment vary from patient to patient. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the results of your treatment. You can also utilize the take-home treatments for comfortable care. Scheduling routine dental appointments with Dr. Halim is one of the best ways of making sure whitening treatment lasts. To maintain your smile, you can also avoid smoking and tobacco products as well as pigmented drinks like coffee, tea, and sodas.
How does professional teeth whitening treatment compare to over-the-counter options?
Over-the-counter teeth whitening options can include whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and gels. However, if you want quick and effective results, visit Dr. Halim for professional care in his Washington, DC dental office.
Will teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. GLO teeth whitening treatment is specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity and reduce irritation to the gums. Dr. Halim will also supervise your treatment to ensure that there are minimal side effects with virtually no sensitivity.