Making a good first impression always matters. Since your smile is one of the first aspects of your appearance that people notice, it’s important that you have a set of pearly whites you can be proud of. One of the most effective ways to achieve a brilliantly white smile is with professional teeth whitening in Reno. Here at Sage Dental Care, Drs. Josh Branco and Ah Young Kim offer quick in-office whitening as well as Ultradent take-home kits, depending on your personal preference. Call our office today and we can get you started on attaining the smile of your dreams!
Ultradent whitening kits allow you to brighten your smile from the comfort of your own home. First, you’ll visit our office and we’ll develop customized treatment trays based on impressions we take of your teeth. We’ll also give you a powerful bleaching gel that works exponentially better than any product you can find in stores or online. Simply fill the trays with the gel and wear them for a certain amount of time, usually about 30 minutes. While the trays are in, you can do virtually whatever you want, whether that’s catching up on your favorite TV series or putting away laundry. You should see clear, gorgeous results after just a few days.
For patients who want to drastically change their smile in just one appointment, we also offer in-office whitening. Before applying a powerful whitening gel to your teeth, we’ll protect your gum tissue from irritation with a dental dam. A special ultraviolet light is pointed at your teeth, which activates the gel. The stain molecules on your enamel are dissolved so that when the gel is wiped off, the stains disappear too! We can repeat this process a few times until you’re satisfied with the results. This usually takes an hour or less.
It may be tempting to save money by purchasing cheap whitening products from the drugstore, but more often than not, they won’t provide the lasting, beautiful results you want. This is because store-bought products typically don’t contain enough of the bleaching ingredients you need to effectively remove stains. Not to mention, the trays aren’t custom-made for your unique teeth, so the gel can easily irritate your gums, tongue, lips, or cheeks. It may also result in painful sensitivity.
Instead, it’s much better to seek professional teeth whitening from your dentist in Reno. The gel is potent enough to penetrate the enamel and break up tough stains. Your soft tissues will be protected from the gel, avoiding irritation. Also, the gel is specially formulated to minimize sensitivity. Lastly, your results will look more dramatic and should last much longer!
You can expect your results to last for several months or even years as long as you’re proactive about your oral health. Practice regular brushing and flossing at home and attend dental checkups and cleanings every six months. It also helps to avoid consuming darkly pigmented foods and drinks for a few days after your treatment, as your teeth will be more porous and therefore more susceptible to discoloration.