Teeth Whitening in Henderson: Keep Your Smile Bright in the New Year

Teeth WhiteningOver the years it’s common for, many people to lose the white, shiny color in their teeth, developing into a dingy yellow tint to their teeth.  The teeth whitening procedure can be very effective in lightening the color of your teeth by several shades, and results in whiter, brighter teeth for many.  There are several options for whitening your teeth, including in-office and at-home whitening.

In-Office Teeth Whitening in Henderson

Professional in-office teeth whitening performed by your cosmetic dentist is the most popular dental procedure in the world today.  Unlike at-home whitening systems that incorporate low-dose bleaching agents, in-office whitening takes place under carefully monitored conditions which allow for the safe, controlled, pain-free use of a relatively high concentration of bleaching gel.  With this, you can see whitening results immediately. 
Other advantages of in-office whitening include:
  • No other teeth whitening procedure produces faster results
  • The safest form of tooth bleaching
  • Gum and tooth sensitivity are more controllable
Stains that are best removed with in-office whitening are stains caused by aging, discoloration caused by the consumption of certain foods and tobacco use.  Over time, the teeth darken with a yellow, brown, green or grey cast.  If your teeth are yellowed, they seem to whiten most readily with the help of professional teeth whitening. 

Brighten Your Smile in Henderson with Teeth Whitening Kits

When used as directed, dentist-dispensed whitening trays and strips can even be more successful than in-office bleaching in the long run.  The key reason to at-home whitening success is their ongoing use and the fact that only small amounts of bleach remain within the tooth structure for up to 36 hours.  When a new dose of bleach is applied to a tooth that is retaining the previous day’s peroxide, the effect is greater.
Even though you can get over-the-counter whiteners without a dentist’s recommendation, if you over-use them or use them incorrectly, they can harm your tooth enamel and irritate your gum tissue.  Over-bleaching can also produce an undesirable bluish hue, chalky whiteness, or uneven results.  Supervision by Henderson dentists, Dr. Brad Wilbur and Dr. Emily Ishkanian can help prevent these problems. 
Teeth whitening results are subjective, varying considerably from person to person.  Before beginning your whitening process, consult your cosmetic dentist in Westchester County and Yonkers for a realistic idea of the results you are likely to achieve and how long it should take to achieve them.  Your expectations play a significant role in the teeth whitening process. 
To ensure the health of your smile, visit your dentists in Henderson at Green Valley Dental Center before choosing an over-the-counter tooth whitener and beginning the whitening processes.  As your Henderson, NV dentists, we can make the best recommendation based on your individual needs.