Teeth Whitening Specialist

Barbara Baxter, D.M.D.

Dentists located in Washington, DC

Looking for a straightforward and cheap way to improve your smile? Teeth whitening may be your answer. At Barbara Baxter, DMD, dental specialists use Zoom professional teeth whitening to create outstanding smiles. Located in Washington, DC, the expert dental team at Barbara Baxter, DMD whiten your teeth in only a few hours. If you want to learn more, call or book an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Barbara Baxter, D.M.D.

How do people get yellow teeth?

A variety of factors lead to your teeth turning yellow. Certain medications, the stuff you drink and eat, and your age can all play a role. The enamel on your teeth can get surface stains from drinks like red wine, tea, and coffee, and this can make your teeth appear yellow. Tobacco and smoking are also significant causes.

Eventually, these surface stains can become even harder to remove because they go beneath the enamel to the dentin of your tooth.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes. When you follow product specifications and instructions, whitening your teeth is a harmless process. The team at Barbara Baxter, DMD offers Zoom whitening treatments for safe, effective results. You may prefer to get your teeth whitened in only one appointment if you have a busy schedule, or steadily over time with a take-home teeth whitening kit.

The Zoom whitening solution is not dangerous to put in your mouth and on your teeth in either instance. You may experience minor, temporary gum and tooth sensitivity as a result of the bleaching agents.

What is the Zoom in-office procedure like?

Zoom in-office teeth-whitening is simple and could whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in only one visit.* At your appointment, an experienced Barbara Baxter, DMD team member will fit upper and lower dental trays into your mouth. The trays hold the hydrogen peroxide whitening solution.

Next, your practitioner covers your gums and lips to protect them from the solution. After filling the trays with the bleaching solution, they position a specialized bright light over your teeth. You sit back and relax as the bleach and light work together to whiten your teeth for three 15-minute treatments in a single visit.

You're comfortable and relaxed between treatments. At the end of your session, your dental expert applies a gel to your teeth to minimize any post-treatment sensitivity you experience. That’s it. In about two hours, you have whiter teeth and a dazzling smile.

The Barbara Baxter, DMD team can also provide take-home teeth-whitening kits for a less immediate approach to whitening teeth over a couple of weeks.

To learn more about Zoom in-office and take-home options for teeth whitening, call or schedule a consultation at Barbara Baxter, DMD today. You don't have to live with teeth stains and discoloration.