Teeth Whitening in Bethesda & Chevy Chase, MD

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While you may enjoy coffee, tea, tomatoes, berries, or tobacco products, these are some of the most common sources of enamel stains and discoloration. Fortunately, Smiles of Chevy Chase has a great solution. If you're looking to brighten your smile, a top choice for in-office teeth whitening is the Philips Zoom whitening treatments. Experienced dentist Dr. Despina Markogiannakis is proud to offer both Philips Zoom QuickPro and WhiteSpeed to her patients in Chevy Chase, MD. Based on your cosmetic goals, time available, and budget, Dr. Markogiannakis will help you choose the Zoom whitening treatment that's best for you.

Best Candidates

Your Zoom whitening treatment at Smiles of Chevy Chase will be selected and customized to deliver your best results. For fast improvements, Zoom QuickPro is best on stains on the enamel's surface from foods, drinks, and tobacco. Zoom WhiteSpeed can also treat surface stains, but it also addresses discoloration from aging and some medications. During your consultation, Dr. Marko will assess the condition of your teeth and help you decide which treatment is best for your needs and goals.

What To Expect

Whether you are receiving Zoom QuickPro or WhiteSpeed, you should schedule your whitening treatment to follow your bi-annual professional cleaning at Smiles of Chevy Chase. This will remove plaque and tartar so the treatment can be evenly applied to your enamel. Once your teeth are cleaned and dried, your mouth and gums will be protected before the whitening process begins. For Zoom QuickPro, each tooth is coated with a layer of whitening varnish followed by a protective sealant. Once every tooth has been treated, you will be allowed to leave. After 30 minutes, you can brush your teeth to remove the varnish.

For Zoom WhiteSpeed, a layer of whitening gel will be applied to each tooth. Once the teeth are coated, a special light will accelerate the whitening process. This will be repeated three times for a total treatment time of about 45 minutes. Any excess gel will be removed from the teeth before a post-treatment gel is applied to minimize sensitivity and strengthen your enamel.


Dr. Markogiannakis will give you more specific instructions about caring for your teeth after whichever Zoom treatment you have. The best way to maintain your results is to establish a good home oral care routine with daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash rinsing. Professional cleanings at Smiles of Chevy Chase will also help to polish your enamel and keep your teeth healthy. You should avoid staining foods, beverages, and tobacco if you want your smile to remain bright. You can refresh your results with Zoom home whitening treatments and get another in-office treatment if needed.

Insurance Coverage

Zoom teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure so it is usually not covered by dental insurance. During your consultation with Dr. Markogiannakis, she will go over your options and help you select the treatment that fits both your whitening goals and budget. Dr. Marko can also discuss payment methods and medical financing to help make your treatment affordable. She makes sure to work closely with all of her patients to ensure that their dental care is affordable and accessible.

Zoom Teeth whitening

Stop wasting time and money on slow and messy over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Schedule a consultation at Smiles of Chevy Chase to learn more about state-of-the-art Zoom teeth whitening. Dr. Despina Markogiannakis will go over your options and the process before creating your personal Zoom teeth whitening plan with in-office treatments to achieve your goals. Contact our office in Chevy Chase, MD to get a brighter, healthier smile.

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