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Dentistry For The Entire Family

Your Smile is
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#1 Patient Requested
Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening with Philips Zoom!

It’s hard to imagine anything more appealing than a sparkling, white smile. Yet our teeth rarely stay as white as we’d like them to without a little help. Fortunately, that help is available with Dr. Gary Barker. Teeth whitening done in a professional dental setting is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. Professional whitening makes use of high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter. Teeth whitening is also perhaps the most economical cosmetic dental procedure that exists. Depending on the whitening method you choose, results can be dramatic: in-office whitening, for example, can lighten teeth three to eight shades in a single hour!

Years of enjoying coffee, tea, red wine, berries, soft drinks, and tobacco can stain and discolor teeth until they begin to look dull, dark, and yellow. The use of certain medications, age, a fluoride-rich environment and also poor dental hygiene can all lead to severe tooth discoloration. Having a comprehensive oral exam before you begin any whitening process is also an important first step to make sure your tooth discoloration is not the result of a dental condition in need of treatment. A few lifestyle changes are usually sufficient to prevent further discoloration of your teeth but this will not restore your teeth to their original color. Teeth whitening can be performed to reduce staining and discoloration or to simply provide you with a whiter, brighter smile.

For the fastest route to whiter teeth, we offer laser teeth whitening with Philips Zoom. As seen on several TV makeover shows, Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed can whiten teeth as much as eight shades in less than an hour. Zoom whitening is a safe and effective solution that can be customized for each patient based on their goals, concerns, and needs without the typical tooth sensitivity caused by many other whitening treatments. Philips Zoom is the #1 professional whitening method recommended by dentists as well as the #1 patient requested whitening system.

We also offer at-home Zoom whitening treatment as an alternative to In-office whitening and/or as maintenance for In-office whitening. With take-home Zoom whitening, you have the convenience to whiten in the comfort of your own home. The take home whitening treatment offers a noticeably whiter smile in just seven days using custom fitted whitening trays. This is another effective way to whiten your teeth, though you will play a greater role in ensuring the best possible results and several weeks may be needed to achieve your desired level of whiteness.

It is important to note that despite showing lasting results, teeth whitening is not a single session procedure and would require follow-up sessions to maintain the bright white color. Some patients may not need another treatment for years, but this varies based on each patient’s habits and lifestyle.

If you have any questions about which whitening method would be best for you, don’t hesitate to call our Pasadena, MD office at 410-647-6453. Our friendly staff is available to answer any questions you have about our professional teeth whitening solutions!


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8131 Ritchie Hwy.  Suite J
Pasadena, MD 21122
                 (410) 647-6453

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