In-Office Teeth Whitening: Fast, Safe, and Effective

If your teeth are yellowed and stained from years of smoking or drinking coffee, tea, and soda and you want to whiten your smile fast, Jason L. Downey, DDS can provide you with in-office teeth whitening treatments at our office in Las Vegas, NV.  Dr. Downey offers state-of-the-art in-office teeth whitening treatment by Opalescence® to help patients achieve a brighter, more beautiful smile in a single office visit!

Although there are numerous over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, professional in-office teeth whitening is the fastest, safest, and most effective treatment to achieve the smile you desire.

In-office teeth whitening is a fast and safe way of brightening your smile.

What Is In-Office Teeth Whitening?

In-office teeth whitening treatments are a safe cosmetic treatment to whiten your teeth. Dr. Downey offers both in-office and at-home whitening options to our patients. He will help you choose the right treatment during your consultation.

In-office treatments use a 40 percent hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel, which we apply to your teeth to remove deep stains on the surface and in pores of tooth enamel. Because it is administered under the supervision of a professional, it is safe, fast, and delivers immediate results.

What to Expect

Prior to your in-office teeth whitening treatment, you will have an initial consultation with Dr. Downey to determine if you are a candidate for the treatment. He will examine your teeth and gums and discuss your budget, lifestyle, goals, and desired results. He will also conduct a shade analysis of your teeth to match your current and desired shade to a treatment guide.

Before treatment, your teeth and gums will be cleaned to remove any food particles and bacteria that could interfere with the whitening gel. Dr. Downey will use a protective barrier to prevent the whitening gel from coming into contact with your gums, which could cause irritation.

He will then apply the whitening gel to your teeth in an even coat over the enamel. You will sit with the gel in place for a set period of time. Some treatments require the gel to be reapplied multiple times. Most in-office whitening treatments take an hour or less.

Additional maintenance treatments may be necessary if your teeth become stained and darken again over time. It is important to continue good oral hygiene practices after your treatment to deter future stains.

You should also avoid smoking, regularly drinking coffee, soda, black tea, or red wine, and refrain from eating or drinking too much of anything high in acid, as such drinks can promote staining. Use a straw when drinking citrus beverages and sodas to keep the acidic fluids away from your teeth.


Long-term risks from teeth whitening are rare but possible. They can include temporary or permanent tooth or gum sensitivity, damaged dental roots, erosion of the enamel, and uneven results.

Most damage from teeth whitening is associated with at-home and over-the-counter treatments due to over-whitening or improper use. Dr. Downey will go over these risks with you prior to your treatment and address any questions or concerns you may have.


Although there are numerous over-the-counter teeth whitening options available, professional, in-office teeth whitening is the safest, fastest, and most effective treatment to brighten your smile.

In-office teeth whitening treatments are performed by a dental professional. Whitening treatments performed by a dental professional are the safest and most effective treatment option. In-office treatments can whiten teeth several shades in just a single, one-hour treatment, offering the fastest results.

Having a whiter smile improves self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on both your personal and professional life.


In-office teeth whitening is a safe and effective option for most adults with mild to moderate discoloration from extrinsic (surface) stains. We may even be able to whiten your teen’s teeth, if both the dentist and parents approve of the procedure.

Patients should understand that dental restorations such as porcelain veneers, crowns, and dentures do not respond to whitening agents. Also, patients with intrinsic stains in the underlying layers of the tooth would not benefit from teeth whitening treatments. Additionally, teeth whitening may not be right for patients with extreme sensitivity or weak enamel.

Dr. Downey will carefully evaluate the causes of your tooth discoloration as well as your unique health needs in order to decide whether you are a candidate for in-office teeth whitening.

Contact Us

If you are ready for a vibrant and more confident smile, contact us to schedule your teeth whitening consultation. We can help you achieve your goals in just a single office appointment!