Teeth Whitening

Silver Spring, Maryland

The Bright Smile You’ve Always Wanted

Looking for a way to brighten your smile? Professional teeth whitening offers a quick, safe, and effective solution to lift years of stains and discoloration, revealing a radiant smile. At Sunshine Smiles Dental Care, we provide custom in-office and at-home whitening solutions tailored to your unique needs. We are also pleased to offer a Teeth Whitening Membership to help you maintain your brightest smile.


How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening is one of the quickest ways to brighten your smile. It involves the use of a hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide whitening gel to lift stains and discoloration. When applied to the tooth surfaces, the bleaching agents release oxygen molecules that penetrate the enamel and dentin, breaking down stain-causing molecules and making them smaller and less visible. The result? A whiter, brighter smile.

Over-The-Counter Whitening Products

There are numerous over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening products, including peroxide-based whitening strips, whitening gels, or do-it-yourself whitening kits. You can also find whitening toothpastes containing mild abrasives that remove surface stains.

While some of these products may brighten your teeth to some extent, the results are often disappointing. Moreover, some OTC whitening products sometimes contain harsh chemicals or abrasives that may cause damage to the gums and lead to tooth sensitivity. For the best and safest results, it is best to entrust your smile to the expertise of a dental professional.

Professional Teeth Whitening Solutions

Here is a look at the teeth whitening options offered by Sunshine Smiles Dental Care:

In-Office Whitening: In-office whitening is the fastest and most effective way to achieve a noticeably whiter and brighter smile. It involves shielding the gums and applying a professional hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide gel to your tooth surfaces. We may use a special light to activate the bleaching agent and accelerate your teeth whitening process. In-office whitening will leave you with a smile several shades whiter and brighter in a single office visit!

At-Home Teeth Whitening: We are pleased to offer professional-grade whitening kits for use from the comfort of your home. These include 3D-printed whitening trays and whitening gel. Our custom-made trays are designed to fit your teeth perfectly, ensuring the whitening gel is evenly distributed, which helps maximize its effectiveness. While the process can take up to two weeks, at-home whitening delivers dramatic teeth-whitening results.

Who Is a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Ideal candidates for teeth whitening are individuals with healthy teeth and gums. The transformative procedure is best suited for removing yellowish stains caused by dark foods and drinks, like coffee, tea, red wine, or berries, or using tobacco products. If you have grayish or brownish stains due to trauma or the use of certain medications, teeth whitening may not be the best solution. It may also not work for dental restorations like tooth-colored fillings or crowns.

If you are not a candidate for teeth whitening, Dr. Horng or Dr. Aleman can recommend alternative cosmetic procedures to achieve a brighter smile. These may include cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns.

Teeth Whitening Near Me

If you would like to learn more about whitening and brightening your smile, contact Sunshine Smiles Dental Care in Silver Spring, MD, to schedule an appointment. Our experienced dentists and dedicated team will recommend the teeth whitening method best suited for your unique needs. A brighter, more cheerful smile may be just one office visit away!

If you have any questions about professional teeth whitening or any of our other services, give our office a call at (301) 565-8889. You can also use our online contact form - one of our friendly staff will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to delivering the one-of-a-kind dental experience you deserve.