- Are You a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
- Options: Home vs. In-Office Treatment
- Zoom! Teeth Whitening
- How Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Work?
- Why Choose Us
Dr. Ingber is a leading Washington, D.C., teeth whitening provider who has helped numerous patients enjoy dazzling white smiles. He doesn’t believe that tooth whitening is a cookie-cutter procedure; instead, he performs a thorough teeth evaluation prior to recommending the most suitable whitening option to a patient, based on his or her needs.
You may be a candidate for teeth whitening if you would like brighter, more beautiful teeth. Our teeth whitening patients may have stains or discoloration from any of the following factors
- Smoking: nicotine residue on the teeth may cause them to look yellowish
- Age: teeth may darken due to natural wear and tear
- Eating habits: coffee, black tea, red wine, carrots and oranges may cause discoloration
- Drugs: certain medications, such as tetracycline, may cause dark stains on the surface of the teeth
- Injury/trauma: cracked or broken teeth collect debris in the tiny openings, causing teeth to appear darker
Some people prefer over-the-counter teeth whitening systems that they can use in the comfort of their own homes. However, dentist-supervised, in-office whitening treatments are the safest, fastest and most effective methods for brightening the teeth. In-office treatments are also a good option for anyone who is concerned with tooth or gum sensitivity, because Dr. Ingber can control the treatment or use a desensitizer.
The Zoom! teeth whitening system is an in-office treatment that delivers remarkable results in less than an hour. The Zoom! system involves a powerful whitening solution that is applied to the teeth and activated with a special chair-side lamp.
First, Dr. Ingber places shields over the gums to protect them from the whitening product. He coats the teeth with the whitening solution and uses a special chair-side lamp to accelerate the whitening process. This light helps the whitening solution penetrate the tooth enamel. After about 15 minutes, the lamp is removed. More whitening solution is applied, and the process repeats itself once or twice. Most patients receive three treatments, which takes about 45 minutes.
The Zoom! in-office treatment can lighten the teeth up to as many as nine shades; this has a significant improvement on the overall appearance of the smile. Often, a person’s self-confidence increases as well.
Dr. Ingber is one of Washington, D.C.’s most trusted cosmetic dentists. His office is equipped with the latest, safest and most effective whitening technology, and his staff is thoroughly trained to deliver excellent customer service. If, in addition to the color of your teeth, you’d like to address another cosmetic imperfection — for example, a small chip or crack — Dr. Ingber would be happy to recommend complementary treatments.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
For more information about teeth whitening or the other services available with Dr. Ingber, please call (202) 331-7474 or send us an email.