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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening: Key to a Brighter Smile

Teeth Whitening Las Vegas

Teeth Whitening in Las Vegas

Having dull and discolored teeth can significantly affect one’s confidence and self-esteem. Various factors can cause discoloration and stains, leaving individuals self-conscious about their appearance and searching for ways to restore the natural whiteness of their teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry teeth whitening options help brighten and rejuvenate smiles.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure to lighten the tooth color and remove surface stains. You can achieve it through various methods, including at-home kits, in-office treatments, or a combination. While many people desire whiter teeth for cosmetic reasons, the process can also improve self-esteem and confidence.

What Causes Tooth Stains?

The color of teeth can be influenced by several factors, including aging, genetics, certain foods and drinks (coffee, tea, and red wine), smoking, and certain medications. Teeth whitening can help to remove these discolorations and restore the natural whiteness of the teeth.

What Are The Different Types of Whitening Procedures?

At Sweet Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer many types of whitening treatments: 

  • Teeth Whitening Trays
  • Whitening with Glo
  • Whitening with Opalescence Go
  • Whitening with Rembrandt Sapphire
  • Whitening with Venus
  • Whitening with Zoom


Teeth whitening trays are a low-cost and convenient option for whitening your teeth at home. The trays are designed to fit your teeth perfectly, and you apply the gel and wear them for 30 minutes to an hour each day. Results may take several weeks, but the process is less expensive than in-office treatments. 


Unlike store-bought whitening strips, whitening trays whiten teeth and provide maximum comfort. The process takes ten to fourteen days, with possible results in as little as three to five days.


Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment is an in-office treatment that uses a special light and a hydrogen peroxide gel as a bleaching agent to whiten teeth quickly. It is a great option that can help get your teeth up to eight shades whiter in as little as one visit. It’s the #1 patient requested professional whitening treatment because it not only works, it works really well. 


The Philips Zoom system is supervised by our team and is safe and customizable. It makes use of desensitizers — to reduce sensitivity and protect tooth enamel — and has intensity settings that can be adjusted to ensure your comfort.


However, not everyone is a good candidate; a dental consultation is recommended before the procedure. Sensitive teeth, gum disease, or other oral health issues may prevent someone from being eligible. Discussing the options with a dentist and weighing the risks and benefits before whitening teeth is best.


Opalescence Go is a professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening kits. It’s a simple, fast, and great-tasting way to whiten a smile that does not require impressions or custom trays. We use it because of its low cost, simplicity, and ready-to-go right out of the package.

FAQs About Teeth Whitening

There are several home teeth whitening products on the market. You can purchase over-the-counter whitening strips at most stores. Over-the-counter whitening gels and whitening toothpaste have a very low grade of peroxide, and it takes longer to whiten the teeth. 


Professional whitening options such as Opalescence Go take-home whitening trays and Zoom in-office teeth bleaching will provide faster and more effective results. The type of teeth whitening recommended depends on the starting shade of your teeth. Dr. Candy Cong and Dr. Susan Smith are here to help you decide which teeth whitening agent will achieve the best results for your teeth.

Teeth Whitening at Sweet Smiles offers two very effective methods of whitening: take home disposable trays using Opalescence-Go whitening solution and In-office Zoom whitening with custom bleach trays to use at home as well. Opalesence Go is the best take-home whitening solution in the industry. The take-home disposable Opalesence Go trays are safe, easy to use, and effective to brighten your smile.

Zoom whitening is a one-stop whitening option. The appointment will be performed at Sweet Smiles and it will take about 2 hours. This option for teeth whitening will provide the best results due to the professional strength bleach being used. Zoom in-office whitening also includes custom take-home reusable bleach trays that will be made for you at your appointment so that you may use them to touch up your smile at home as needed.

Whitening solutions offered at the dentist are going to be higher concentration of bleach and more effective in a shorter amount of time versus whitening solutions purchased online or in stores. It is also important to ensure that you do not have any cavities on your teeth before whitening your teeth.

The cost depends on which type of teeth whitening the dentist recommends based on the shade of your teeth. Please call us at (702) 967-1700 for the latest information on pricing.

Whitening the teeth is not recommended if a patient has not had their teeth examined by a dentist within 6 months to evaluate the health of teeth. Most over-the-counter and professional teeth bleaching options are safe as long as instructions are followed. Whitening the teeth is not recommended for prolonged periods of time and teeth may become sensitive and enamel weakened if a patient is whitening too often.

The color of the teeth can be yellowed from foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, marinara sauce and red wine. Most staining on the teeth can be removed by having your teeth cleaned professionally and having your teeth whitened at the dentist.


Does professional teeth whitening last? Both professional and over-the-counter teeth whitening will require touch-ups to maintain your bright smile. The amount of time a person needs to bleach their teeth to maintain the desirable whiteness depends on dietary habits, oral hygiene habits and smoking habits. Zoom in-office bleaching offered at Sweet Smiles includes custom take-home whitening trays to allow patients to touch up their whitening at home.

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

It is important to note that not all people are good candidates for teeth whitening. Be aware that some teeth whitening products can cause tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, or other side effects. Those with dental restorations, such as veneers or crowns, may not be able to undergo the procedure. Discussing the options with your dentist and considering the potential risks and benefits before undergoing any teeth whitening procedure is always best.


It is also essential to be aware that teeth whitening is not a permanent solution, requiring touch-up treatments. Be sure to follow a good oral hygiene routine, avoid consuming foods and drinks that can stain the teeth, and limit the use of tobacco products. Regular dental cleanings can also help to maintain the whiteness of the teeth.

Get Brighter, Whiter Teeth at Sweet Smiles 

Drs. Candy and Smith, your cosmetic dentists in Las Vegas, Nevada, can help you understand which type of teeth whitening procedure is best for your specific stains. Call for an appointment today at (702) 967-1700. We are excited to help you get a set of pearly white teeth!

Additional Dental Services Offered

Even though Dr. Candy and Dr. Smith offer teeth whitening in Las Vegas NV that is not the only dental service that they provide. We offer a wide range of dentist services including emergency dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dentures, and full smile makeovers.


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