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Teeth Whitening

Are you looking for a cosmetic dentistry solution that's non-invasive and can improve the look of your smile right away?

Professional teeth whitening treatments are ideal for effectively brightening your smile and showing off post-orthodontic teeth.

The dental team at Scott Orthodontics helps patients of Mitchellville and Silver Spring, MD, professionally whiten their smiles. 

Stained teeth due to braces

Have Orthodontics Stained Your Teeth?

As an Invisalign® Elite Provider and experienced orthodontist, Dr. Stuart A. Scott understands the positive impact orthodontic treatment can have on your self-esteem and oral health. However, some patients notice that their teeth appear discolored after orthodontics. This discoloration may occur for several reasons, including greater difficulty cleaning your teeth when wearing braces. A professional teeth whitening session can help you put the finishing touch on your beautiful new smile after orthodontic treatment. 

What Are The Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

Non-Invasive Procedure

Other cosmetic dentistry procedures can be invasive and involve surgical techniques and anesthesia to numb pain. Teeth whitening is a safe and non-invasive way to improve your smile cosmetically.

Boosted Confidence

Discoloration may cause you to hide your smile from the world. Teeth whitening can give you a bright smile you'll want to show off. The freedom to smile without worry may provide a serious boost to your self-confidence. 

Fast Results

Our dentistry office can perform teeth whitening treatment in single visits that are less than an hour long. You can get fast, noticeable cosmetic results without spending too much time in the dentist's chair. 

Clear Stains in One Visit

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Professional teeth whitening can give you a brighter smile that you can feel confident showing off to the world in as little as one dental appointment. Dr. Scott makes obtaining a whiter smile easy through at-home and in-office whitening options.

During a consultation, our dentist can help you determine which teeth whitening option is ideal for your teeth, your budget, and your schedule. Contact us online or call us to request a consultation at our Mitchellville or Silver Spring office:

(301) 812-4741


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Dr. Scott is a proud member of the American Dental Association.

Patients Thank Our Team Reviews From Mitchellville and Silver Spring, MD


Ayahna Aragon


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Dr. Scott and Liz are wonderful! I started Invisalign with them, and they’ve done a great job of explaining the process and managing expectations. 

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Shayla Witcher


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Great environment. Excellent customer service. My appointments are always straight to the point. Dr. Scott is very knowledgeable.

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Professional vs. Over-The-Counter  Teeth Whitening Products

From whitening toothpaste to whitening gel strips, the commercial market has a variety of teeth whitening treatments readily available for purchase. However, our dentist and experienced dental team recommends professional teeth whitening services instead of over-the-counter whitening products, like whitening strips and toothpaste, for several key reasons:

Safe Treatment

Our dentist and other members of our dental team who are trained in teeth whitening services can accurately apply the correct amount of whitening gel to reach your desired results without harming your enamel, gums, and other areas that may come into contact with the gel.

Faster Results

Since over-the-counter products contain lower amounts of hydrogen peroxide and active whitening ingredients, the results appear much slower. With professional teeth whitening, higher concentrations and tools like LED lamps help you see noticeable results after just one treatment session. 

Customized to You

Dr. Scott and our teeth whitening staff can accurately formulate the correct concentration whitening gel to achieve the whitening outcomes you desire. We can also craft custom teeth whitening trays and provide custom formulas for patients who choose at-home treatment.

Are You a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Bright white smile

Teeth whitening can help you improve the look of your smile in a fast and accessible way. It's likely the ideal cosmetic dental treatment for you if you have good oral health and have realistic expectations about your results. Come visit one of our Maryland dental offices to meet with Dr. Scott and see if you qualify for teeth whitening treatment during a consultation with our team:

(301) 812-4741

Wonderful Reviews From Patients Of Our Mitchellville and Silver Spring Dental Offices


Asiana Phan


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As I am coming up on the end of my treatment (about 18 months), I’m getting my attachments taken off next week! I am extremely pleased with my care experience. I got Invisalign to correct my cross-bite and other issues. From the first visit, he outlines everything and showed me a 3D imaging to project the timeline and show how the teeth are supposed to align by those benchmarks. He and his treatment coordinator made it easy to understand. 

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Evanda Miles


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Dr. Scott and his team are wonderful! I was referred to him by my sister who’s two children went to him for their braces. Being that this is my second time in braces I was a little discouraged, but Dr. Scott and his team were so professional and welcoming, they made this transition as an adult a lot easier! Today was the day I started my new braces journey this time with Invisalign! Thank you Dr. Scott and the team for everything!

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The Teeth Whitening Process For In-Office Whitening

Need help deciding which whitening option is right for you? We can help during a consultation in Mitchellville or Silver Spring. 
Need help deciding which whitening option is right for you? We can help during a consultation in Mitchellville or Silver Spring. 

Preparing Your Teeth

Dr. Scott or a team member will prepare your teeth for whitening by guarding your lips and gums with a protective shield. This will reposition your lips to avoid contact with the bleaching agent. 

Applying the Whitening Gel

The hydrogen peroxide whitening gel will be carefully applied to your teeth. If you choose Zoom! WhiteSpeed, we'll use an LED to expedite the bleaching process.

Performing Treatment in Cycles

Zoom! WhiteSpeed involves two whitening cycles and about 45 minutes of total treatment time. Zoom! QuickPro takes a single 30-minute cycle to produce results.

Protecting the Enamel

After your whitening session, Dr. Scott will apply a clear sealant to your teeth to protect the enamel and calm any sensitivity. 

Caring for Your Bright Smile

At the end of your whitening appointment, Dr. Scott will give you aftercare instructions, such as not eating teeth-staining foods right after treatment and using a straw when drinking dark liquids. Following these instructions will help you maximize the duration of your results. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Teeth Whitening

How does Zoom! whiten teeth?

Zoom! products contain hydrogen peroxide as the active ingredient for whitening teeth. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down to allow oxygen to enter the enamel and bleach the tooth's surface without changing the tooth itself. 

Does whitening cause sensitive teeth?

Due to the powerful nature of hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching agent, some patients may experience slightly sensitive teeth after their procedure. You can manage any sensitivity by using toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Sensitivity from professional whitening is only temporary, and we'll take care when mixing your whitening formula to minimize the chance of discomfort.

How effective is whitening toothpaste?

Dr. Scott may recommend you use whitening toothpaste to maintain your results. Still, commercial whitening products like whitening toothpaste and whitening strips are less effective when used alone. They can remove mild stains over a long period but will not lead to the quickly noticeable results you can get from professional whitening treatments.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The results from professional LED light-enhanced teeth whitening typically last one to three years. This method will give you the longest-lasting results compared to over-the-counter methods like whitening strips and toothpaste. The length of time your teeth maintain this whiteness can vary based on your oral care routine, the food and drinks you consume, and other factors.

More Kind Reviews From Our Mitchellville and Silver Spring, MD, Patients




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I didn’t realize that they primarily serve children here, BUT, I was searching high and low for an office that would install permanent retainers for adults, and this office was the ONLY one in the area that performed this service, with great reviews, and an experienced orthodontist. I am a somewhat sore (which I hope is normal), but I am so HAPPY with the outcome. Would highly recommend for children AND adults

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Alexei James


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While I haven’t been seen in office since 2019, I just wanted to thank Dr.Scott and his staff for thee AMAZING smile I have today. 1st photo is my first set of braces at his office, I had just turned 14. 2nd photo I had just turned 21 (Wear your retainers kids!). I loved his office so much that I decided to go through treatment with him again. And now (age 23) I get compliments on my smile everywhere I go :D

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Dr. Stuart A. Scott

Scott Orthodontics

Dr. Stuart A. Scott is a compassionate and highly trained orthodontist who truly cares about the oral health of children and adults. He is a member of:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • World Federation of Orthodontists

He is also an Invisalign Elite Provider who helps patients of all ages straighten their smiles in a discreet, comfortable way. To schedule a consultation at one of our offices, request an appointment online or call us at (301) 589-8191.

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