Teeth whitening in Las Vegas can incredibly restore the smile of patients with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. Often, people purchase over the counter toothpastes, gels, trays, strips, or rinses. While those are great, nothing can compare to the effectiveness and quality of Dr. Raymond Kim’s in-office teeth whitening service.
Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?
Different kinds of stains
Dentin, which is the darker tissue of your teeth, can become exposed when the outer layer of enamel is worn away. Many aspects of your life, like aging or consuming caffeine and tobacco, can darken your smile.
Food is naturally attracted to a tooth’s enamel by a certain protein. Foods like coffee, tea, berries, and soy sauce are known to stain teeth. Over time, teeth become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
One type of stain—caused by traumatic injuries, medications, and fluorosis—begins inside the tooth. Brushing and flossing often don’t help. A different kind of stain—one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing—is caused by external factors such as foods.
Using the Right Teeth Whitening Products and Services
Many people choose tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and damage from food and tobacco stains. Some “whitening toothpaste” can be effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many are abrasive and can actually wear down your tooth’s enamel.
Whitening agents change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain teeth stains. For example, bleaching agents can’t remove brownish or grayish stains as well. These products also are not as active on pitted or severely discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).
Visit a professional for teeth whitening
There are no better treatment options than the one you’ll be getting from a professional cosmetic dentist. The at home or over the counter remedies are good, but in terms of quality and longevity, they don’t quite cut it.
Only a professional dentist can give you the shining smile you’ve always wanted.
The Best Teeth Whitening in Las Vegas, NV
Our professional teeth whitening services are effective and safe. When done correctly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Dr. Ray Kim and his dental care staff are experts in cosmetic dentistry. Check out our teeth whitening services at our two Las Vegas locations, Pointe North Dental and North Pointe Dental.