Teeth Whitening

Dentist Towson, MD

Tooth whitening is a safe and effective method for restoring a brighter, more youthful appearance to your natural teeth. It is less costly than other esthetic procedures such as bonding, porcelain veneers and crowns.

Having a beautiful smile is often even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with a simple “whitening” procedure. At Ousborne and Keller, it’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Dental tooth whitening can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. These discolorations may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, Ousborne and Keller can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, “brilliant” smile. In some cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only recommended treatment. However, because of the low fee associated with whitening, it is often a very good starting point before pursuing more expensive alternatives. Insurance companies do not cover whitening procedures.

Ousborne and Keller offers two types of whitening treatments:

1) At-home treatment utilizing custom trays

2) Zoom!® in-office whitening treatment with a take home touch-up kit which will give you a bright beautiful smile in just two hours

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All treatments offer the same level of whitening potential. For patients that want immediate results, the in-office Zoom!® treatment is preferred. For patients that want to personally control the level of whitening, the at-home treatment is recommended.

If you elect our Zoom!® in-office whitening treatment, it will require a two hour in office appointment. During this appointment, a dental assistant will apply a concentrated carbamide peroxide gel onto your teeth in 15 minute increments. This safe, effective and clinically proven technique will give you a dazzling, white smile in about two hours. Click here to learn more about the Zoom!® Whitening procedure.

Our at home whitening kits include custom-fit whitening trays with whitening gel. Impressions for these trays can be made at any appointment and are usually ready for pick up the next business day. Ousborne and Keller will provide you with the special whitening agent that you put into the clear, nearly invisible splints, along with detailed instructions for optimum usage. With only 30 minutes of wear per day, the special whitening agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel without altering tooth structure or existing dental work. The duration of treatment is based on the initial color of the patient’s teeth and the desired whitening level. Generally, patients reach the optimal brightness within three to six weeks. When your teeth reach the desired optimum brightness, treatment is electively discontinued. Trays may need to be worn occasionally to maintain your new smile.


Over-the-counter whitening agents are available at various retailers; however, these products tend to take much longer due to weaker whitening agents. It may prove more effective to use products recommended specifically for you by Ousborne and Keller , as they may be better geared for your particular dental needs. Also, gray teeth are less responsive to any whitening procedures as opposed to those yellow or brown in nature, and tooth colored fillings, particularly on upper anterior teeth; do not bleach with any whitening method currently available.

Key Benefits of Whitening

  • More youthful appearance
  • Patient-controlled results
  • Safe and effective
  • Easy maintenance
  • Less costly than other esthetic procedures
  • Corrects brown, yellow and mild to moderate mottled tooth staining
  • Applicable to people 16 years of age and older
  • A near permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and confidence