Richard P. Viloria, DDS

10127 Cherry Lane
Lenexa, KS 66220

Teeth Whitening


Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you, so keeping it white and stain free is important. We want you to be confident when you smile, and we can help you with professional teeth whitening. If you are interested in teeth whitening in Lenexa, give us a call at New Horizons Dental Care. Dr. Viloria will carefully analyze your teeth and help you choose the best whitening method.

Teeth Whitening in Lenexa

Teeth whitening provides immediate results that will boost your confidence with every smile.

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What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a treatment that uses safe chemicals to whiten the enamel of your teeth, which gives you a brighter smile. Teeth whitening is popular because it is so easy and non-invasive, has minor side-effects, and improves the quality of your smile more than almost anything else.

How Does It Work?

There are two types of teeth whitening: vital and non-vital whitening.

Vital Whitening

Vital whitening is the most common. It is for teeth with living nerves. Dr. Viloria applies a substance directly to the surface of your teeth, which gradually improves their color. In-office whitening generally takes between 30 and 90 minutes.

During the procedure, Dr. Viloria will apply a substance that covers and protects your gums from damage or bleaching. After, he will apply the whitening agent and simply leave it for the duration of the procedure. It’s that easy!

If your teeth are badly splotched or discolored, Dr. Viloria may make a custom mouthpiece for you. Under his direction, you take the mouthpiece home for your own whitening treatment until you have achieved your desired whiteness.

Non-Vital Whitening

Non-vital whitening is less common, but also very simple. It is for “dead teeth” – ones without a living nerve inside of them. This is frequently a case in teeth that have had root canal challenges. In the case of dead teeth, the discoloration is coming from the inside; a gel applied on the outside won’t have any effect. Instead, Dr. Viloria applies a whitening agent to the inside of the tooth and puts a temporary filling over it. The whitening agent is left for several days and is then removed to check on the whiteness of the tooth.

Why Should I Try Teeth Whitening in Lenexa?

Over time, teeth progressively lose their natural color. Some common reasons are:

Teeth Whitening in Lenexa

If your teeth are stained or discolored, professional teeth whitening can give you amazing results in just a few appointments!

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For reasons like these, discolored teeth are usually associated -fairly or not - with poor health and bad hygiene. This is why people find them so unattractive. It’s important to note that poor hygiene is not always the reason for discolored teeth. Tooth enamel becomes thinner, and the insides of teeth darken with old age.

Can't I do my own teeth whitening treatments at home?

Two of three teeth whitening options we offer are in-home treatment. The simplest we offer is whitening toothpaste. These toothpastes contain fine abrasives that scrape stains off of your teeth.

There are other in home treatments available, but be careful when considering treatments off the market. Marketers and salesman don’t understand that some teeth whitening kits can pose risks. Businessmen don’t have the experience to offer products you need. This can put you at unnecessary risk for two reasons:

Come talk to us at New Horizons Dental Care instead; Dr. Viloria is eager to provide you with a high-quality, safe product.

How often can I get teeth whitening?

Because tooth discoloration is constant, teeth whitening may be necessary more than once. If you consider teeth whitening, ask Dr. Viloria how often your situation might require the treatment.

Are there any side-effects?

There are very few side-effects. In fact for most people, there are none at all. The most common side effect is temporary tooth sensitivity. You may be extra sensitive to hot or cold foods for a short time.

Teeth Whitening in Lenexa

Professional teeth whitening can give you more dramatic, longer-lasting results. 

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If you experience this symptom, consider these ideas to reduce your post-treatment sensitivity:

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Teeth whitening enhances your natural smile to help you feel better about yourself. Our Lenexa cosmetic dentistry offers teeth whitening for all of our patients. To ensure the best treatment for you, just ask us! If you want to make an appointment or if you have any questions, please give us a call or book an appointment online.

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