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Posts for tag: teeth whitening

By Z Dentistry
October 05, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

How teeth whitening from your dentist in Reno, NV, can give you an outstanding smile

If you want a whiter, brighter, more outstanding smile, you need professional teeth whitening! Professional tray whitening allows you to whiten as much or as little as you want. Everything from a quick touch-up to dramatic whitening is possible with professional tray whitening. The choice is up to you.

Dr. George Zatarain at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV, offers a wide range of dental services, including professional teeth whitening to give you an outstanding smile. He proudly serves residents of Reno, Sparks, and Fernley, NV, and Truckee, CA.

You may have started with over-the-counter whitening products from your local grocery store. You may have discovered those over-the-counter products:

  • Don’t whiten as much as you need them to
  • Provide only temporary results
  • Make your teeth and gums hurt

Professional tray whitening available at Z Dentistry offers several important advantages, including:

  • Custom trays, which are made to fit your smile exactly, so they provide an even distribution of gel
  • Prescription-strength whitening gel, which is guaranteed to enhance the beauty of your smile
  • Safe treatment, because all products and methods have been approved by the American Dental Association
  • Privacy and convenience, because you can whiten your smile at home, whenever the time is right for you

Professional tray whitening begins with the creation of your trays, using models of your teeth. Your unique smile is recreated in the trays, so they fit over your teeth like a glove. You fill the trays with whitening gel, and you wear the trays for about an hour. The custom whitening trays allow you to whiten your teeth whenever you want. More whitening gel can be purchased when you need it.

You don’t have to settle for a dull smile when your new, bright smile is just a phone call away. To find out more about the professional tray whitening system, call Dr. George Zatarain of Z Dentistry in Reno, NV, serving residents of Reno, Sparks, Fernley, NV, and Truckee, CA. You can reach him at (775) 331-1616, so call now!

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Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates knows how important it is to present your best face to the world — and one of the most important features of that face is a beaming smile. But there came a point when she noticed something was a little off. “I've always had good teeth, but it seemed to me as I was getting older that they weren't looking as good,” Kathy explained in a recent interview with Dear Doctor magazine.

That's when she decided it was time to take action. Kathy had orthodontic treatment when she was in her fifties, and she keeps her smile bright with tooth whitening treatments. She uses a kit provided by her dentist with a safe, effective whitening solution.

Of course, a bright, healthy smile looks great anywhere — whether you're on the red carpet or “off the grid.” And you don't have to be a Hollywood star to have professional whitening treatments. In fact, teeth whitening is one of the most popular and affordable cosmetic treatments modern dentistry offers.

The basic options for professional teeth whitening include in-office bleaching or take-home kits. Both types of dentist-supervised treatments offer a safe and effective means of getting a brighter smile; the main difference is how long they take to produce results. A single one-hour treatment in the office can make your teeth up to ten shades lighter — a big difference! To get that same lightening with at-home trays, it would take several days. On the plus side, the take-home kit is less expensive, and can achieve the same results in a bit more time.

It's important to note that not all teeth can be whitened with these treatments. Some teeth have intrinsic (internal) stains that aren't affected by external agents like bleaches. Also, teeth that have been restored (with bonding or veneers, for example) generally won't change color. And you can't necessarily whiten your teeth to any degree: Every tooth has a maximum whiteness, and adding more bleach won't lighten it beyond that level. Most people, however, find that teeth whitening treatments produce noticeable and pleasing results.

What about those off-the-shelf kits or in-the-mall kiosks? They might work… or they might not. But one thing's for sure: Without a dentist's supervision, you're on your own. That's the main reason why you should go with a pro if you're considering teeth whitening. We not only ensure that your treatment is safe — we can also give you a realistic idea of what results to expect, and we will make sure that other dental problems aren't keeping you from having a great-looking smile.

How often does Kathy Bates see her dentist for a checkup and cleaning? “I go about every four months,” she noted. “I'm pretty careful about it.” And if you've seen her smile, you can tell that it pays off. If you would like more information about teeth whitening, please contact us or schedule an appointment. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Important Teeth Whitening Questions Answered” and “Teeth Whitening.”