Teeth Whitening Service in Reno, NV
If you’re looking for a way to enhance your smile, the teeth whitening services offered at Absolute Dental are a quick and affordable way do just that. Professional teeth whitening treatments done by our dentists can drastically improve the color and appearance of your teeth.
We have multiple locations throughout the Northern Nevada area, including Reno, Sparks, and Carson City.
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What Can You Expect During Teeth Whitening Treatment?
Teeth whitening treatments work to brighten the appearance of the teeth using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
Your dentist will first clean the teeth to make sure there is nothing on the teeth that could lead to uneven results. Also, a protective coating is put on the gums to prevent sensitivity or irritation from the chemicals.
The chemicals are applied to the teeth to penetrate the enamel and initiate an oxidation process that will ultimately dissolve stains on the teeth.
The gel is then removed and the shade of your teeth post-treatment is measured against your pre-treatment shade. Some patients experience an improvement of up to 8 shades in just one session!
Each teeth whitening treatment will generally take from 60 minutes to 2 hours. This depends on the type of whitening procedure being done, the level of whitening desired, any special circumstances of the patient and the chemical makeup of the gel being applied to the teeth. Your dentist will work with you to achieve the desired level of color improvement while taking into consideration anything that could affect the outcome.
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What You Should Know About Teeth Whitening Treatments
There are also treatment options that can be purchased over the counter and applied at home. Generally, these treatments are not as powerful as professional teeth whitening done by a dentist and, as a result, do not generate the same dramatic outcomes. They work well at removing temporary stains on the teeth but fail to penetrate the tooth enamel for the more permanent stains under the tooth’s surface.
The professional teeth whitening process drastically improves teeth discoloration by up to six shades whiter in just one treatment. This is much quicker and much more effective than over the counter treatments. Depending on how bad the initial stains are, it’s possible that more than one treatment will be needed to reach the desired outcome. After the treatments are completed, you can expect your teeth to be noticeably whiter and brighter.
The most common side effect experienced by patients is sensitivity in the teeth following the procedure. This mainly includes sensitivity to hot and cold beverages. However, this is only a temporary side effect and will lessen with time after the treatment. Your dentist can also recommend a special toothpaste or mouthwash that will help with the sensitivity.
Common Misconceptions About Teeth Whitening
Many people have misconceptions about teeth whitening that prevent them from benefiting from the treatments, but a simple conversation with your dentist can easily clear things up. Common questions we hear from patients include:
Will the whitening treatment bleach the whole mouth?
The chemicals used in teeth whitening treatments will only bleach the actual teeth. This means other dental work, such as crowns, fillings, and veneers, will not change in color or be damaged by the whitening gel. Also, your gums, tongue, and mouth will not be affected due to a protective barrier applied by the dentist.
Are the chemicals dangerous?
Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide, the chemicals used to whiten teeth, are not toxic to the body so there is no risk when applied to the surface of the teeth. Each patient is carefully monitored during the whitening process so there is no risk of misuse.
Are the results of the whitening procedure permanent?
No, the results of the treatment are not permanent. However, by practicing routine oral hygiene, careful maintenance and avoiding things that can cause teeth staining, the effects of the whitening procedure will last a very long time.
What Causes Dental Discoloration?
There are several reasons why teeth can become discolored, but some are more avoidable than others. Some common causes include:
- Food and drinks with heavy coloring or pigmentation. Soda, coffee, tea, wine and other substances can easily stain the teeth and should be avoided if you notice dental discolorations.
- Acidic food and drinks. Anything that has a higher level of acid, such as citrus, has the ability to wear down the enamel of your teeth. This makes staining more likely when the protective layer of enamel is thinner or damaged.
- Tobacco. Smoking is one of the biggest reasons teeth will become discolored. The tar and nicotine found in cigarettes are incredibly damaging to oral health. Other tobacco products will also stain the teeth with repeated use.
- Side effects from medication. It’s been shown that certain antibiotics such as tetracycline and doxycycline will have a discoloring effect on teeth. Other medications have also been known to potentially darken the color of teeth. It’s important to understand all the side effect of any medications you’re taking so you know what to expect.
- Natural aging. As your teeth age, the layer of enamel that protects your teeth will inevitably become thinner. This leads to discoloration and teeth picking up stains more easily.
- Neglecting dental hygiene. Without proper brushing, flossing and routine dental cleanings, the health of your teeth will suffer. Plaque and tartar buildup, tooth decay and gum disease will lead to discoloration and other more severe oral problems.
Looking for Teeth Whitening Services in Reno, NV?
As a safe, affordable, long-lasting treatment, our teeth whitening service is the perfect way to achieve that bright, confident smile you’ve always wanted. To learn more, schedule an appointment with one of our dental professionals today! Absolute Dental has multiple locations throughout Northern Nevada, including Reno, Sparks, and Carson City.
Check out our Reno locations to see which Absolute Dental office is most convenient for you and your family.