With professional teeth whitening, you can enjoy a whiter, brighter smile! Professional treatments are more effective and last longer than over-the-counter options. As patients age, the teeth can become stained. In just one session, our dentists can help you whiten your teeth from five to seven shades. However, the best way to keep your teeth white is by practicing good at-home care. Avoiding foods and drinks that cause stains, like coffee and cola, can also help your whitening treatment last. Additional at-home medication can also help whiten your teeth. Find out more about teething whitening in Washington, DC, and call 202-362-3353 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Akram Sannaa.

In-Office Whitening (Zoom Whitening)

Phillips Zoom whitening is one of the most patient-requested professional brands. Using this treatment, our office can help all our patients enjoy whiter, more beautiful smiles.


  1. Clean and polish the surface of the teeth.
  2. Apply a protecting material to the gumline.
  3. Apply the whitening gel to the teeth.
  4. Activate the gel with a Zoom light.
  5. Let the gel whiten for a few minutes.
  6. Rinse off the gel and material from the gums and teeth.

Post-Procedure Care

After your treatment, Chevy Chase Dental Center will help you keep your smile bright. It is important to learn how to prevent stains and keep your teeth healthy. It is especially important to take care of your teeth during the first 48 hours after your treatment.

Things to Avoid:

  • Drinks like tea and coffee
  • Dark wines
  • Food with food coloring
  • Smoking and tobacco