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Baltimore Cosmetic Dentists

Tooth Whitening Treatments Baltimore

Teeth whitening and bleaching may just seem like a cosmetic procedure, but research shows that a whiter smile is a more confident smile, and definitely promotes better self-esteem. Our Baltimore cosmetic dentist, at Quest Dental, performs supervised teeth whitening tailored to each particular patient. The process can be done to reduce stained or discolored teeth, or simply provide our patients with a brighter, whiter smile. Our whitening specialists can brighten your smile in just one hour and, when properly maintained, the results will last for several years.

21202 Tooth Whitening Treatments

21202 Tooth Whitening Treatments

Before your whitening process, our Baltimore cosmetic dentist will clean your teeth, fill any cavities, and check your gums to make sure they are healthy enough to continue. Most in-office procedures use a hydrogen peroxide paste and a high intensity light to speed up the bleaching chemical reaction. The process can actually whiten your teeth four to six shades lighter, after only one 60 minute treatment. Our Baltimore cosmetic dentist also offers teeth whitening systems you can use at home where the whitening can be seen in a matter of days. This involves taking molds of your mouth so we can have soft, custom mouth trays made for you. You wear the tray for two hours a day or while you sleep, after a thin ribbon of the chemical is put into it. Your teeth will become their whitest in one to two weeks. The combination of in-office and at-home systems can actually achieve up to 12 to 15 shades of whitening in most patients.

There are several types of teeth whitening procedures available and during your initial consultation, our Baltimore cosmetic dentist will explain each procedure, and preferred products, to help you decide what type of tooth whitening and bleaching product is best for you. Whether in-office or at home, the strength of the bleaching gels and the level of whiteness desired will also be decided on. If you should choose to go with an at-home whitening system, our helpful staff at Quest Dental is available for you throughout the treatment period for any questions or concerns. When monitored and supervised by our Baltimore cosmetic dentist, teeth whitening procedures are considered safe and quite effective.

Teeth Whitening Baltimore
1000 East Eager Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 774-5377

Dentist in Baltimore

Baltimore Family Dental Office

When every effort has been made to save a tooth, sometimes the only thing left to do is a tooth extraction. At Quest Dental, we focus on preventing the need for this last resort, but when you do need one, you can count on Dr. Katherine Grant Collier, our dentist in Baltimore, to perform the procedure safely and with as little discomfort as possible, with the highest level of expertise.

Dental Care Baltimore

Dental Care Baltimore

You will receive a local anesthetic to numb the effected area. Depending on several factors, including the location of the tooth in question and the difficulty in removing it, you may require stitches after the extraction. You will be supplied with gauze to stem bleeding. A minimal amount is completely normal after the procedure. You will get detailed instructions from our dentist in Baltimore to cover the first 24 hours afterward. In some cases, over the counter pain relief medication will be enough to manage any pain you may experience after the anesthetic wears off, but if something stronger is required, a prescription will be provided. It is a good idea to hold an ice pack on the outside of your mouth on the side of the extracted tooth. This is very helpful in reducing not only swelling, but also pain. We recommend rinsing your mouth frequently with a solution of salt in warm water. For the remainder of the day, avoid any physical exertion to the greatest extent possible and stick to soft foods to limit any difficulties with chewing.

After your extraction, it is worthwhile to consider a tooth restoration such as a dental implant or a bridge. Missing teeth, besides being cosmetically unpleasant, can lead to shifting of your teeth along with discomfort and a misaligned bite. Our dentist in Baltimore can help you to make your smile complete once again.

Yes, sometimes a tooth extraction cannot be avoided, but good practices that include a healthful diet limiting sugar, regular brushing and flossing at home, and twice yearly visits to our dentist in Baltimore for an examination, x-rays, and a thorough dental cleaning are the best way to put the odds in favor of keeping your natural teeth for as long as possible.

Tooth Extractions Baltimore
1000 East Eager Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 774-5377

Baltimore Family Dentist

Baltimore Family Dentist

Welcome to the blog for the dental office of Dr. Katherine Collier, D.D.S.. For more than fifteen years, Dr. Collier has been providing the finest dental care to the members of the Baltimore community and its surrounding communities. Patient care, outstanding aesthetic results, compassion and integrity are the foundations on which Quest Dental is built. Incorporating the latest technology, our state-of-the-art practice specializes in preventive, cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry. Dr. Collier’s expertise in the field of dentistry assures her patient that they are in the most capable hands in all of Baltimore.

Baltimore Dentist

Baltimore Dentist

At Quest Dental, we know how important good dental care is for your teeth, and your general health. By breaking down the barriers to receiving the best dental care possible, we always strive for perfection. Dental services, procedures, and devices can be expensive. At Quest Dental, we believe everyone deserves access to quality dental care services at affordable prices. This is why we offer some of the most competitively priced procedures in all of Maryland.

The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. Among our most important functions is to educate our patients as to their treatment options. At our practice, we take the time to explain to you about what is going on with your teeth and what sort of treatments you may need. Dr. Collier and her staff will then make recommendations allowing you to make the most educated oral health care decisions.

We invite you to contact our office to learn more about achieving the smile that you deserve.

Below are some of the most common services we provide:

Cleanings & Prevention

  • Dental Exams & Cleanings
  • Full Panoramic/Digital X-Rays
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Night Guard/Mouth Guard
  • Pediatric Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Baltimore and Restorations

  • Composite (White) Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Inlays
  • Porcelain Onlays
  • Dental Bonding
  • Full Dentures & Partial Dentures
  • Extractions (Regular and Surgical)
  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction
  • Multiple Extractions and Dentures
  • Root Canal Therapy

Dental Implants

  • Dental Implant with Crown

Periodontal Procedures

  • Periodontal Disease Treatment
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Crown Lengthening

Orthodontics (Dental Braces)

  • Invisalign

Please don’t hesitate to come into our dental office today. We offer the best dental services in all of Baltimore. We hope to be taking care of your teeth soon! Call to set up an appointment today!

Baltimore Family Dentist

Quest Dental
Dr. Katherine Collier, D.D.S.
1000 East Eager Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 774-5377