Teeth Whitening in South Lake Tahoe

Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, and if tooth discoloration and stains are getting the best of you, Tahoe Family Dentists can help! Get back to feeling like “you” again with one of our professional teeth whitening treatments. You can have a brighter, whiter smile in just a flash, and in just a single visit. Request an appointment today for a teeth-whitening evaluation at our offices! We are committed to finding a treatment plan that is perfect for you AND your schedule!

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic dentistry treatment that whitens your teeth and removes stains that have naturally built up over time. Our teeth whitening solutions work to remove both the Extrinsic stains (those on the surface of the teeth) and the Intrinsic stains below your enamel. Making the results more noticeable and longer-lasting. You can get your teeth back to their natural glisten (at least before coffee was discovered…) in no time. It’s easy to feel better about your smile with a cosmetic treatment as simple as this!

Who Is This Procedure Safe For?

Typically, teeth whitening (both professional and store-bought) is only recommended for patients with excellent oral health and history. Of course, every case is different and a member of our dental team can help decide if a tooth-whitening method is right for you. Teeth whitening is safe for almost everyone except those suffering from problems associated with: gum disease, cavities, misplaced fillings, dental crowns, exposed dental roots, or worn enamel. Additionally, those pregnant, under the age of 16, and with allergies to tooth whitening products or hydrogen peroxide should not undergo a whitening treatment without prior consultation.

Why Shouldn’t I Use Store-Bought?

Store-bought whiteners come in a variety of mouthwashes, toothpastes, strips, and gels. It can take as long as thirty days to begin notice a change in the color of your teeth. Store-bought teeth whiteners only remove the Extrinsic stains on the surface of your teeth. Leaving the surface of your teeth shiny and pearly white, but not much below the enamel of your teeth. Our in-office whitening treatments remove the stains above and below the surface of your teeth, giving you dramatic results that will last longer and is easier to maintain! It can take treatment after treatment for you to finally notice a difference using a store-bought brand, but you’ll see fast and dramatic results using our treatments!

What Are the Benefits?

The benefits of our professional teeth whitener are endless! Prepare to live more comfortably with the ability to smile easy without any smile-related worries. Show off your smile with confidence! Aside from the previously mentioned benefits of a faster result, professional teeth whitening systems can lessen the chances of patchy coloring. When whitening is done professionally it can also help to reduce gum and tooth sensitivity.

What Are My Treatment Options?

At Tahoe Family Dentists, we have a few different whitening treatments to choose from because we understand that everyone has different preferences! Consider your treatment options below:

In Office Treatments: This sounds like it could be a terrifying procedure, but it’s an incredibly simple one! Also known as “chairside bleaching” patients only have to come in for one quick visit! On the day of your appointment, a member of our team will cover your teeth with a bleaching agent. After making sure that your eyes, mouth, and any surrounding areas are protected we will use a bleach activating ingredient. The treatment is quick, and you will leave our offices with a noticeably whiter smile. Talk to your dentist about ongoing treatment plans that will make your results last for years!

At Home Treatments: If you would rather bleach your teeth in the comfort of your own home, you can do so with an at home treatment kit. You’ll have to visit our offices to get your whitening trays custom-fit, but you can do the rest in your pajamas! For best results, users should wear their whitening trays for 30-40 minutes once-daily, five days weekly. Of course, everyone is different and our team will help determine the best whitening routine for you! Make sure to ask a member of our dental team about your ongoing treatment options! You’d be surprised at how much they can do to keep your teeth looking bright white!

Feel more confident with your smile and your appearance with a teeth whitening treatment from Tahoe Family Dentists. Come in for one appointment and leave with an instant confidence boost! Talk to any one of our team members with questions regarding the treatment, aftercare, or whether this is right for you. You’ll love your smile and we are committed to helping you do so! Shedule an appointment online, or call our office. We’re proud to be a part of your Tahoe family!