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Teeth Whitening

Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC

Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Washington, DC

Whiter teeth give you a better-looking smile, and with professional teeth whitening treatments by Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC, your dream smile is only a phone call away. At the state-of-the-art clinic in Washington DC, Dr. Culotta-Norton, provides safe and effective teeth whitening that can make your smile truly stunning. Schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

Your teeth can lose their luster for a number of reasons, including:

  • Staining from coffee, wine, soda, or tobacco
  • Early exposure to certain antibiotics
  • Antihistamines and high blood pressure medication
  • Physical trauma
  • Overexposure to fluoride

Your teeth also naturally lose their whiteness as you age. Your dentin, the soft inner layer, yellows over time, while the enamel, the hard outer layer, gets thinner as you age, exposing the darker dentin within.

What teeth whitening solutions do you offer?

Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC offers two different types of professional teeth whitening:

At-home whitening trays

Your dentist takes an impression of your smile used to make custom-fitted, soft plastic whitening trays. You fill the trays with a professional-strength whitening solution and wear them for a prescribed amount of time every day or overnight for a couple of weeks. 

The trays fit snugly around your smile so you don’t have to worry about the bleaching solution leaking out or coming into contact with your gums. At-home trays can brighten your smile by up to eight shades in just a matter of weeks.

Phillips Zoom!® in-office whitening

In-office whitening with Phillips Zoom! is the quickest way to put the shine back in your smile. Your dentist isolates your teeth with a rubber dental dam, which protects your gums, lips, and cheeks during the procedure. 

Next, they apply a professional-strength bleaching solution to your teeth and shine a special light to help the whitening gel penetrate your enamel and break up deep stains. 

In-office whitening can give you a smile that’s up to 10 shades whiter in just a single, hour-and-a-half-long office visit.

What are the benefits of professional whitening treatments?

Professional whitening treatments are quick and effective, unlike over-the-counter whitening kits, which can take four to six weeks to work and entail a messy and time-consuming application of strips or paint-on gels.

A professional whitening treatment also gives you a whiter smile than what you can get with other options, and the professional supervision ensures that you’re protected from harming your gums or teeth.

Make your dream smile a reality by calling the office or scheduling a visit online for a teeth whitening treatment with Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC.