Dee for Dentist -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Dee for Dentist

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Endodontists and Dental Implants Specialists located in Silverado Ranch, Las Vegas, NV

If you want to revitalize and revamp your whole look, teeth whitening is one of the fastest and easiest methods to do so. At Dee for Dentist in Las Vegas, the experienced dentistry team offers two excellent teeth whitening options to help you get the new look you want either at home or in the office. Use online booking or call the office for your appointment now.

Teeth Whitening Q & A



What causes teeth stains?

Teeth discoloration can happen in three basic ways. 

Extrinsic teeth discoloration

Most teeth stains are in the outer enamel. This type of discoloration, called extrinsic staining, usually comes from exposure to coffee, red wine, tea, or other beverages. Some foods, like curry, berries, and popsicles, can also cause extrinsic stains. The nicotine from cigarettes and chewing tobacco is also a common cause of extrinsic stains. 

Intrinsic discoloration 

Intrinsic stains are tougher to remove because they affect the inner part of your teeth, the dentin. 

There are only a few things that cause this more severe type of discoloration, such as over-exposure to chemicals as a child, or the use of certain antibiotics during childhood. 

Combination discoloration

Combination stains, which affect both your outer and inner teeth, develop as you age. Years of coffee, cigarettes, and other foods and beverages contribute to darkened enamel. Over the years, your tooth dentin (inner tooth) also grows darker. Although your enamel typically conceals the dentin, enamel thins as you age. This reveals the dentin, making your teeth look darker or more yellow than they were before. 

When you visit Dee for Dentist for your teeth whitening consultation, your dentist examines your teeth to determine what type of discoloration you have. And from there, they decide what kind of teeth whitening would suit you best. 

Extrinsic stains are easily treated with professional whitening products. While intrinsic stains are more challenging, whitening can help with some of them. If teeth whitening doesn't help with your stains, your dentist can tell you about alternatives like veneers or crowns.


How long does teeth whitening take?

It depends on whether you choose in-office or at-home teeth whitening. With the in-office whitening system, your Dee for Dentist care provider can whiten your teeth by multiple shades in as little as one hour. 

With the take-home teeth whitening system, you’ll wear custom-made whitening molds for a short time every day (or possibly, overnight). Usually, this takes less than a couple of weeks, but it might take longer depending on your needs. 


Is teeth whitening safe?

Absolutely. Dee for Dentist uses only the highest-quality prescription strength teeth whitening products, all of which are proven safe. Your dentist takes care to protect your teeth and gums at all times. 

When you buy over-the-counter teeth whitening products from the drugstore, you get no such protection. Plus, the over-the-counter whitening products are often weaker in strength. 

Book your teeth whitening appointment online or by calling Dee for Dentist today.




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