Teeth Whitening in Annapolis & Calvert
Brighten Your Teeth for a Rejuvenated Smile
Teeth whitening is a fast and simple way to dramatically brighten your smile and boost your confidence. Dr. Schultheis provides advanced in-office teeth whitening, as well as professional-level take-home kits.
Dr. Schultheis has chosen the most effective teeth whitening systems that are also comfortable and provide long-lasting results. She also provides a whitening formula with all natural ingredients.
How do teeth get stained?
Since tooth enamel is porous, staining or coloring substances in food and tobacco can penetrate into the enamel, far below the surface. Certain medications, as well as aging, can also affect the enamel’s clarity and color. These things can darken, stain or yellow the teeth over time and make it difficult for you to want to smile. Professional teeth whitening can penetrate deep enough to address difficult stains.
Why You Should Get Your Teeth Whitened by a Professional
There are many teeth whitening products and services offered outside of the dental office. This includes over-the-counter whitening systems and fast-whitening given at mall kiosk stations. However, the whitening formulas used outside the dental professional’s office don’t have the strength to remove anything deeper than surface stains.
Only a dentist can legally offer whitening formulas that are strong enough to remove the stains buried deep in the microcracks of the tooth enamel, far below the surface. Our whitening systems penetrate deep into your teeth and are able to eliminate the toughest stains.
Our Teeth Whitening Systems
We use two of the most powerful in-office teeth whitening systems available to give our patients dramatic whitening results. These systems have also been found to cause minimal to no sensitivity.
LumiSmile® In-Office One-Hour Teeth Whitening
LumiSmile White is one of the most powerful whitening systems available. LumiSmile uses a high-potency whitening gel and a blue curing light to significantly brighten your teeth in under an hour. The light accelerates the bleaching action of the gel, and a special desensitizer formula used in the procedure makes the treatment comfortable.
KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching System
Dr. Schultheis provides the KöR Whitening deep bleaching system, which is widely recognized as today’s most effective whitening process. Using a combination of in-office and home treatments, KöR bleaching strikingly whitens your smile, and is the only treatment that can dramatically whiten dark, tetracycline-stained teeth in a short period of time.
KöR’s custom bleaching trays are designed to fit snugly around your teeth. This prevents any saliva or other fluids from mixing with the gel and diluting its effectiveness. The bleaching formula includes a special desensitizer which makes the treatment comfortable.
KöR’s results are long-lasting, and you won’t have to give up coffee or other drinks known to cause staining. A simple, periodic at-home maintenance program is all that is needed to keep your teeth bright for years to come, perhaps even for the rest of your life. The system is safe and effective for anyone 14 years old and up.
Take-Home Whitening Systems
Dr. Schultheis offers other high-quality professional-grade whitening gels and custom bleaching trays for convenient home use, including LumiSmile® and Opalescence® take-home whitening kits. She is able to custom-order any brand you have used before and would like to use again.
Take-home whitening can be done by itself, or used to enhance the results achieved with your in-office whitening. Dr. Schultheis will give you full instructions on how to apply the gel, how often to do home-whitening sessions and how long to wear the trays.
Teeth Whitening with Natural Ingredients
For patients who wish to use only natural ingredients and no chemicals for their whitening, Dr. Schultheis offers a natural tooth whitening procedure using activated charcoal and whitening herbs.
To make an appointment, call 410‑257‑7200 (Calvert), 410‑257‑7200 (Annapolis) or click here to request an appointment online.