Teeth Whitening Overview

June 6, 2017 - 3 minutes read

How often do you hide your smile? If you don’t hide it, are you frequently aware of it and worried that it may not look as good as you’d like? If so, you may want to consider some teeth whitening treatment at Dayton Valley Dental Care in Carson, NV. As a trusted dentist in Carson, we offer a full menu of services, including cosmetic dentistry, and one of the most popular options available is teeth whitening.

Understanding Teeth Whitening

Before you think that teeth whitening in our office is nothing different than the compounds you might purchase online or in a store, you should know that the over the counter tooth whitening solutions are nothing like the professional-grade compounds and systems available. In fact, most experts would argue that over the counter whitening is not whitening at all.

True professional whitening uses strong solutions that may interact with specialized lights or other devices to activate some component in the formula applied to the teeth. This can usually brighten your teeth by several shades in just one visit to the office. The treatments in the office are painless, fast and remarkably effective.

We can also provide our patients with take home kits that use the same effective formulations but at lower potency. We will also make a customized tray that fits your bite precisely. You will put the whitening solution into the tray and then wear it for a few hours, overnight or for another specific time period. This will take longer but will also eventually brighten the teeth by a measurable degree.

Common Questions

Unfortunately, there is some confusion about whitening that was caused by flawed use of specific compounds in the distant past. Years ago, some whitening solutions caused teeth to become sensitive for a few days afterward. This led many to believe it caused pain, and that myth still exists today. Rest assured that our whitening agents are not going to cause discomfort, and we can even guarantee it by using desensitizing treatments if needed.

Whitening does not last forever, and is a form of cosmetic dentistry that needs periodic updating. You may even want to make it part of one of your regular cleanings and exams. Once you have healthy teeth and gums, why not meet with our tooth whitening specialist and get them gleaming.

Contact Our Teeth Whitening Dentist in Carson

Do you want some tooth whitening? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Carson, NV office at 775-246-2400. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.