Teeth Whitening

We all want to be confident in the way we look, it’s human nature. And we all know when it comes to first impressions, a person’s smile is one of the very first things that is noticed. That fact is a bit unsettling when you’re insecure about the way your smile looks. One of the most common concerns people have regarding their smile is the color of their teeth. Yellowing teeth is natural, over the years it’s inevitable that your teeth will stain and the brightness of your smile slowly starts to fade. But the good news? It doesn’t have to be that way forever! Professional teeth whitening services can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of in a matter of hours! So if you’re considering getting your teeth professionally whitened, here’s some things we think you should know.

What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a very popular service provided in cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. A skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem and confidence (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry). That’s exactly what we aim to do at Willow Springs Dental. We know putting your best smile forward isn’t always as easy as scheduling your routine cleanings and diligently brushing and flossing. Sometimes, our smiles can reveal imperfections such as discolorations and they aren’t always so easily avoidable.

If you drink coffee, tea, soda, or red wine, or if you take certain medications or smoke, odds are you have noticed that your smile isn’t as white as you would like it to be. That’s where professional teeth whitening comes in. At Willow Springs Dental, we offer Zoom 2 Tooth Whitening Systems. Not only does this service whiten your teeth, but Zoom 2 can actually strengthen tooth enamel, creating less sensitivity. These products are highly effective and can be customized and whiten your smile by several shades.

What About at Home Teeth Whitening?

When discussing professional teeth whitening services, it’s not uncommon for over the counter, or at home teeth whitening options to be brought up. Yes, there are various types of teeth whitening products that can be done at home, but it’s important to be educated about the differences in the treatments as the results can vary drastically depending on the product.

Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash – These products are certainly the most inexpensive options for teeth whitening, but unfortunately you won’t get great results. These products use mild abrasives that only impact surface stains on your teeth, which means they may only mildly lighten your teeth, if noticeable at all.

Whitening Strips – Traditionally the most popular over the counter option for teeth whitening, these thin polyethylene strips contain hydrogen peroxide and are applied to both the upper and lower teeth twice a day for 30 minutes each time. Though you may see slightly better results than with the use of whitening toothpaste or mouthwash, the results are underwhelming compared to that of professional teeth whitening, not to mention they can often cause extreme and uncomfortable tooth sensitivity.

Paint-On Teeth Whiteners – With these products, you apply a layer of gel to your teeth with a small brush. The gel then hardens into a film that coats the teeth and eventually dissolves. This method is similar in effectiveness to whitening toothpastes and mouthwash, typically garnering inadequate results.

Whitening Trays – Whitening trays are the best option for at home teeth whitening as they aren’t over the counter, meaning they are prescription strength and must be provided by your dentist. At Willow Springs Dental, we offer both in-office and take-home options to best fit your needs and lifestyle. Bleaching trays are custom-designed to fit your smile, and you can choose from a number of different treatment options depending on your goals and budget.

So yes, there are plenty of over the counter, at home options for teeth whitening out there. But don’t be fooled, chances are you won’t get the results you’re looking for, much less any results at all. Over time, you’ll end up spending more and more money only to be disappointed. If you’re interested in at home teeth whitening talk to your dentist, they’ll recommend prescription strength, professional teeth whitening products that align with your goals and give you the smile you deserve!

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

  • Precise personalization and customization to get the exact brightness you desire.
  • Quick results. For in office treatments, you’ll get the results you want THAT day!
  • Safety! With a professional team, you can be assured you are being protected from any damage or increased irritation and sensitivity.
  • Long lasting results. Because professional treatments are stronger than over the counter options, they remove more than just surface stains, making your results last longer. 
  • Confidence! Your self-esteem will greatly increase when you feel proud of your smile and like what you see smiling back at you in the mirror!

Professional Teeth Whitening in Las Vegas, Nevada

At Willow Springs Dental, we offer professional strength teeth whitening options that help you enjoy a beautiful, confident smile. Our purpose and our passion is to give every patient the highest quality dental care in a safe and non-judgmental environment, and we want all of our patients to feel at home and to trust that they will always have a first class and positive experience. Our professional whitening treatments are a fast and effective way to restore your natural glow or enjoy a whiter smile. If you’re considering cosmetic dental treatments or a smile makeover, teeth whitening is a great place to start. Plus, it’s an extremely affordable way to make a huge impact on your appearance as a whole. Give us a call today or schedule a consultation, we’d love to help you get started on a journey towards a confident smile!