Many things can cause tooth discoloration. Drinking coffee, smoking, poor diet, bad oral health, chewing tobacco, genetics or taking antibiotics (such as Tetracycline) can cause the advanced yellowing or graying of teeth.
Having discolored teeth can affect your self-esteem, physical appearance and even professional life as people often judge others on a first impression. To undo the discoloration of your enamel, teeth whitening North Las Vegas is a fast and effective treatment.
Teeth whitening is best for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums. There are many teeth whitening and tooth bleaching treatments, but which type is right for you?
Whitening toothpastes help remove surface stains, but do not have the same ingredients as professional whitening products used by a dentist. Whitening toothpastes are easy to use and can lighten the tooth's color by about one shade.
Whitening gels are hydrogen-peroxide-based and are applied with a small brush directly to the surface of the teeth. Usually this requires twice a day application for 14 days. Results are seen in a few days and stay for about four months.
Whitening strips are very thin strips that are coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel. The strips are applied twice daily for 30 minutes for 14 days. The results are seen in a few days and last for about four months.
Whitening rinses include ingredients, such as hydrogen peroxide, which whiten teeth. You gargle the whitening rinse around in your mouth for 60 seconds twice a day before brushing your teeth. Because a whitening rinse is only in contact with the teeth for a short time, it may have less of an effect.
Tray-based teeth whitening North Las Vegas systems include a gel whitening solution, which contains a hydrogen peroxide-bleaching agent. The tray is worn for a couple of hours, up to four weeks and even longer.
In-office dental whitening (bleaching) provides the quickest and most effective way to whiten teeth. This type of whitening actually takes place inside a dentist office.
Our dentist applies this whitening product directly to your teeth. The whitening product is used with heat, a special light, or a laser. Results can be seen in only one treatment, but several appointments are usually needed for great results.
There are big differences between whitening teeth at home and having them bleached in a dental office. The bleaching agent used at a dentist’s office can be up to twice as strong as the home version.
We will take an impression of your teeth and make a mouthpiece tray that is customized to exactly fit your teeth, which minimizes the whitening gel's contact with your gum tissue.
Over-the-counter whitening products use a "one-size-fits-all” type of mouthpiece tray, but this "one-size-fits-all" approach is not the best. These trays can allow bleaching gel to seep onto the gum tissues.
If you’re interested in a professional teeth whitening North Las Vegas treatment, then call (702) 803-1810 and make an appointment with our experienced cosmetic dentist. That perfect Hollywood smile is closer than you think and easier than you would imagine. Don’t put this off another day, make a change now!