Four Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

Four Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening Summer is smile season, but it’s not as much fun when you aren’t truly pleased with your smile. Teeth that have become dull over time, or subtly stained from food and drinks can be a nagging source of embarrassment. If you have tried drug store whitening kits or polishes, and been disappointed in the results, don’t despair. Professional teeth whitening methods have advantages that can make a big difference in your smile.

The Advantage of Speed

If you want fast results, we can help you get white teeth in about an hour. Using a concentrated gel applied in our office, your teeth will become several shades lighter as the gel chemically affects the staining molecules without harming the enamel layer of your teeth.

The Advantage of Customization and Convenience

For patients who want the convenience of conducting whitening treatments on their own schedule at home, we offer custom fitted trays. Unlike over-the-counter whitening kits, our professional trays are molded to fit your teeth. You’ll use them at home with our prescription strength gel, for about two weeks, to see teeth that are noticeably brighter.

The Advantage of Professional Oversight

We are here to answer your questions at any time during the whitening process. Our years of experience can help you be confident that things are progressing as they should be.

The Advantage of Professional Advice

Not all tooth stains are alike. Extrinsic stains (those on the outside of your teeth) are cosmetic, and do not affect the strength of the tooth. There is a second type of tooth discoloration: intrinsic staining. Intrinsic staining comes from within the tooth. Sometimes it has no affect on tooth health (such as the staining that is a side affect of certain drugs). Other times, intrinsic tooth discoloration signals a serious problem, such as decay in the tooth. Your appointments for checkups and cleanings give us a chance to assess your teeth and advise you of solutions, whether they are cosmetic (like whitening) or restorative (like filling a cavity).


When you visit the office of Omaha Dentists, Dr. Cassandra Pietrok and Dr. Thomas St. Germain, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team at Pacific Hills Dental is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. Contact Pacific Hills Dental at (402) 330-2243 or email at