Do you have yellowed or stained teeth? Are you looking for a cosmetic dental treatment to erase years of stains from tooth enamel? Dr. Paul Karpovich provides professional teeth whitening in Timonium, MD. He works with patients as individuals to customize their smiles.
Age, smoking, and certain drinks can discolor the teeth or cause deep stains. As we age and our tooth enamel wears down from repeated use, the dark underlayer beneath the enamel can show through. This underlayer is called dentin and can cause the teeth to look discolored or darkened. Patients who smoke or use tobacco products are more prone to yellowed and discolored tooth enamel. Nicotine stains the teeth and makes them appear yellow. Wine, coffee, tea, or other pigmented beverages, contain chromogens that stain your teeth over time.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Our teeth whitening treatment is designed and customized for each patient. Compared to professional treatments, over-the-counter gels, toothpaste, and whitening strips typically aren’t effective enough to whiten teeth. Safe and effective professional whitening treatment can also lighten the tooth enamel by up to eight shades.
Teeth whitening treatment can also improve oral health. Patients who receive our whitening treatment are often more motivated to maintain their smiles at home and schedule regular visits to the dentist. Brushing and flossing regularly and visiting our office also allow tooth whitening results to last longer.
Teeth Whitening Treatment in Timonium, MD
We offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening products. For our in-office teeth whitening treatment, we use professional whitening treatments that whtiten teeth up to several shades. With this treatment, we can customize results and desensitize the teeth and gums for comfortable care. We can also provide patients with at-home treatment. Dr. Karpovich will give you customized whitening trays and gel with detailed instructions on how to administer treatment at home. For patients concerned about tooth sensitivity, our whitening products contain amorphous calcium phosphate to reduce tooth and gum sensitivity.
Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Tooth Stains
Extrinsic stains are stains that are found on the outside of the teeth. Tooth whitening can help treat this type of stain. Intrinsic staining comes from within and can be covered with tooth bonding or porcelain veneers. Sometimes, patients who have intrinsic, non-cosmetic staining may require further care. We can help you determine if your staining is intrinsic or extrinsic.
Dr. Karpovich also recommends that patients address dental problems like gum infection or tooth decay before cosmetic treatment. Cosmetic dental treatments are the final step for patients who need to treat their general or restorative dental problems first.
Brighten Your Smile Today
Receive professional teeth whitening treatment in our office or in the comfort of your own home. Call (410) 221-3085 to schedule an appointment. You can also request a consultation with Dr. Karpovich on our website. We help patients in Hunt Valley, Timonium, Towson, and the surrounding areas. Please let us know if you have any further questions about cosmetic care or your specific dental concerns. We aim to help all of our patients feel comfortable in our care.