Tooth Whitening by Board Certified Prosthodontist Steven Rhodes, DDS
Steve Rhodes is board certified on a national level and offers exceptional service and procedures that you just can't find at a general dentist's office! Below is an overview of the tooth whitening procedure we offer at our local Las Vegas office.
Do you want whiter teeth? Then tooth whitening might be a great option! Our tooth whitening procedure is simple and non-invasive, and perfect for getting you that bright, white smile you’ve always wanted.
Tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, so it’s important to consider replacement of any old fillings or crowns after bleaching has been performed in order to match these items to your newly bleached teeth. Though tooth whitening isn’t permanent, touch-ups may only be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke or drink enamel-staining liquids such as coffee, tea, or wine.
Reasons to consider tooth whitening:
· To brighten stained teeth
· To whiten teeth following normal wear of the outer tooth layer
· As a solution for fluorosis, a cosmetic condition that effects teeth due to overexposure to fluoride
What does tooth whitening involve?
Tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first visit, a dentist will take an impression of your teeth to create custom-fitting plastic trays. During the second visit, you will try on the trays to ensure they fit properly. The whitening solution is placed in these trays, and should be worn twice a day for 30 minute long increments, or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the level of whitening desired.
We recommend visiting your dentist regularly to help maintain a white, bright smile. If you are interested in tooth whitening, contact our team of specialists today!