Which Tooth Whitener Works Best?

Dazzling White Teeth in Reno What is the best professional tooth whitening system to use in Reno?

There are two types of dentist-supervised tooth whitening systems available in Sparks. In order to determine the best choice for your teeth, schedule, and budget; you need to understand the differences in the systems.

Both systems use a bleaching agent containing peroxide. Reno dentists who offer professional in-office tooth bleaching use a whitening gel with a high concentration of peroxide. Some in-office tooth whitening systems use a light that causes the tooth bleaching agent to work faster.

There are different types of lights including halogen, plasma arc, metal halide and laser; but they all work the same way. When the light is shined at teeth on which the whitening gel is applied, it causes the peroxide to break down into free radicals, which are active oxygen molecules. This process naturally occurs without the light, but the light makes it happen faster. That is why you can get whiter teeth in just one hour.

Most cosmetic dentists also offer take home tooth whitening systems. Although these procedures take a bit longer to work, they achieve the same dramatic results. For many patients, this is the most affordable teeth whitening system.

At The Reno Dentist, we offer safe and effective teeth bleaching. Our cosmetic dentistry patients can’t believe how great their teeth look when they remove the stains and restore the brightness. If you would like to learn why our system is superior, schedule a consultation by calling our office at 775-525-5692.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist: 775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


The Reno Dentist Can Make Your Whites Whiter

The Reno Dentist Can Make Your Whites Whiter

Hi, I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, an experienced general dentist serving the greater Sparks area. One of the most common requests I get from my dental patients is whiter teeth.

I am happy to say that patients are in luck when it comes to teeth whitening in Nevada, because cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening and veneers are safe, effective, and affordable.

Some patients might be interested in bleaching their teeth at home. There are many affordable teeth whitening products available at drugstores. Remember that even though you are doing this procedure at home, you should discuss it with your dentist and report any sensitivity that may occur.

We offer in-office teeth bleaching which can often be done in one visit. If you decide to do in-office bleaching, you’ll appreciate the care we take to protect the soft tissues of your mouth.

Any toothpaste that has an added polishing agent is considered a whitening toothpaste. I always tell my patients to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance when purchasing these.

As you can see, there are a lot of great ways to keep your teeth nice and white.

If you’re interested in any of these whitening methods or a complete smile makeover, call The Reno Dentist at 775-525-5692. Our knowledgeable staff will schedule a cosmetic dental consultation at your convenience.

We hope to hear from you soon!

root canals
wisdom teeth extraction
dentures
porcelain veneers
Invisalign

 

Contact The Reno Dentist: 775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Professional Teeth Whitening In Reno

Professional Teeth Whitening at The Reno Dentist A dazzling smile leaves a lasting impression. Professional whitening of teeth can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you a boost in self-confidence.

Our teeth often turn yellow or gray as we age. The things we eat and drink continually such as colored sodas, coffee and red wine contribute to the staining. Most of us are aware that smoking is not only bad for our lungs, but can also discolor our teeth. There are even some medications that can affect tooth color.

If you are considering having your teeth whitened, you must first decide which method to use. At The Reno Dentist, we enjoy discussing treatment options with our patients. To schedule a consultation to talk about teeth whitening or any other dental procedure, call 775-525-5692.

At-home whitening treatments usually consist of trays filled with whitening solution. It generally takes 7-14 days to achieve 3-6 shades lighter. Brush-on teeth gels and whitening strips take up to 30 days to achieve results. Whitening toothpaste may lighten superficial stains but often provides no change in appearance of teeth.

Professional teeth whitening procedures performed by a dental professional achieve dramatic results that can last longer than other treatments.

All of the whitening methods may cause tooth pain or sensitivity, but this usually goes away in a few days. If you have crowns, porcelain veneers or dental bonding, it is important to talk to your dentist before choosing a whitening method.

Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503
775-525-5692
https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-doctors/

We can make you look and feel great


All Tooth Stains Are Not Created Equal

Reno Teeth Bleaching Will any of our locally advertised Reno teeth whitening options remove the stains from your teeth?

The effectiveness of teeth bleaching in Spanish Springs depends partly on the types of stains.

Extrinsic tooth stains are the easiest to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. And nicotine is no better for your smile than it is for your lungs.

Unfortunately, even if you avoid these common teeth stainers, your teeth will become discolored over time. Like gray hair, wrinkles, and memory lapses, a dull smile is an inevitable part of aging for Sparks men and women.

Intrinsic tooth stains develop from the inside out. Tooth injury and tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove completely, but it is possible to lighten them with professional tooth whitening available at your Virginia City cosmetic dental office.

If your teeth are stained, whether from coffee, tetracycline, or excessive fluoride, call The Reno Dentist at 775-525-5692. We have treated many Carson City patients with extreme tooth discoloration.

It is never too late or too early to brighten your smile.

Reno seniors can take years off their appearance by restoring the youthful white smiles they once enjoyed. Sparks teens and young adults with surface stains can prevent them from becoming intrinsic stains with Spanish Springs tooth bleaching.

Speaking of the younger set, did you know that people who drink energy drinks are at risk for many dental problems?

Call us at 775-525-5692.


Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains In Reno

Reno Teeth Bleaching

Hello Reno! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Spanish Springs residents can dramatically improve their appearance.

It is important to realize that not every Sparks smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking, and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Reno dental patients have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us are that 1) our enamel thins, while 2) the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced dentist such as Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist. Shane Sykes and the experienced team of dental professionals at The Reno Dentist have been brightening smiles in Reno since 2011. We also offer root canals, wisdom teeth extraction, dentures, porcelain veneers and Invisalign.

Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503
775-525-5692
https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-office/


Affordable Teeth Whitening?

Spanish Springs Affordable Tooth Whitening If you are like most Sparks web users, you have probably seen the multitude of ads for ‘free teeth whitening kits’.

Some show a ‘real Spanish Springs mom’ who discovered a ‘tooth whitening secret’. Others assure you that their system is the one that ‘Virginia City dentists don’t want you to know about’. Many contain a link to a page that contains a convincing Carson City tooth whitening testimonial. They bolster their legitimacy by aligning themselves with respected companies such as CNN, USA Today and Forbes.

Unfortunately, most of these are rip-offs. In a recent article, the Better Business Bureau explains the scam:

The countless Web sites for various teeth whitening products claim to offer a no-risk, money back guarantee, free trial of the product. To sign up, customers must provide a credit or debit card number to cover shipping. Complainants to BBB state that they are billed before their trial ends and continue to be billed after they have told the company they want to cancel.

Complainants also may find mystery charges for other companies and services that they didn’t realize they were signing up for with their ‘free’ trial.

The BBB has received complaints about the following company/product names:

  • Dazzle White
  • White Smile
  • Teeth Smile
  • Dazzle Smile
  • Ivory White
  • Max White
  • My Whitening
  • Gleaming White Smile
  • Advanced Wellness Research

Don’t trust your smile to an internet scammer. Your Sparks tooth whitening dental office is the only place for safe teeth bleaching. You don’t want to take a chance with your credit card number or your tooth enamel! Call us at The Reno Dentist for advanced cosmetic dentistry and worry-free tooth whitening. You can reach us at 775-525-5692.


Reno Whiter Smiles

Reno Teeth Whitening Wishing for a Reno whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to Nevada smile tooth whitening lingo? At The Reno Dentist, we educate clients on the variety of Sparks affordable teeth whiting treatments; from whitening trays to Spanish Springs tooth bleaching to Virginia City opalescence whitening. We do Carson City smile whitening every day.

Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use regularly. Tooth enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that comes in contact with our teeth cause staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile teeth whitening ingredients. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to remove the build-up, and help restore whitening to teeth. Call The Reno Dentist at 775-525-5692 to schedule an appointment and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may affect your Reno smile whitening results.

Sparks at-home teeth whitening products are probably not a good choice if you have crowns or veneers. You could end up with extremely uneven results or possible damage to your existing Nevada cosmetic dentistry.

We know the best Reno teeth bleaching options and can recommend the perfect white smile solution for you.

At The Reno Dentist, we hope to see you soon. Give us a call at 775-525-5692.


Whiter Teeth for Reno

Whiter Teeth Near Sparks NV Teeth whitening has become very popular in Reno, Nevada as an easy way to change your smile with little effort and no pain.

The Reno Dentist can help you understand your options to whiten your teeth, and can help you understand the results you may expect from various teeth whitening options.

Over the counter whitening products can give varied results, with most customers feeling unhappy or dissatisfied with their over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions.

Your professional Reno, Nevada dentist can help you whiten your teeth effectively, with professional results. If you are ready to try a teeth whitening product, please give us a call, or come into our dental practice, and let us share with you the options available and the results you should expect.

-Dr. Shane Sykes, DMD 775-525-5692


Teeth Whitening at Your Reno Dentist

Teeth Whitening At Your Reno Dentist Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile in Reno. It is quick, affordable, and non-invasive. Though some Sparks NV area cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.

If you have looked into teeth whitening, you probably already know the basics. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

There are many DIY teeth bleaching products available in Reno and it seems like new ones appear every time you visit the toothpaste aisle at your local grocery or drug stores.

These tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in Reno cosmetic dental offices. It may not be strong enough for your tooth stains.

Tooth whitening offered at mall kiosks is risky, also. Most of these teeth whitening businesses have no professional oversight and the employees have little dental training. (Except instruction on how to take advantage of customer naivety.)

Dr. Shane Sykes recommends that you use extreme caution when considering a take-home tooth whitener. If you have tooth decay, gum recession, dental crowns, or veneers, you should deal with these issues before you whiten your teeth.

The portion of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may respond differently to tooth whitener. Likewise, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten crowns and porcelain veneers. If you use a DIY tooth whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, you should probably hope it doesn’t whiten too much–you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!

Even though Reno teeth whitening seems fairly straightforward, your teeth deserve a professional opinion. After all, we are talking about teeth here. You can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.

Schedule a tooth bleaching evaluation before you waste your money on more Crest White Strips. We can be reached at 775-525-5692.