Teeth Whitening

Generation of Smiles for over 90 Years

What’s not to love about pearly white teeth? They make you look bright and vibrant and enhance your smile like nothing else. Many patients long for a perfectly white smile that improves their self-esteem, so if this sounds like you, then in-office teeth whitening at West Columbia Dental can transform your smile without causing long-term sensitivity.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work? Can You Use a Store-Bought Product?

To successfully whiten your teeth, you need to bleach them to a certain level. While there are over-the-counter methods that many of our patients turn to when they want to save money, this actually costs more in the long run. Why? Because these cheap OTC products are not custom formulated to your teeth. It’s really hard to properly bleach with these products because they don’t take into account any past dental work or current sensitivities you have as our patient and they usually only last a few weeks, whereas in-office teeth whitening at West Columbia Dental lasts far longer and is customized to be as comfortable for you as possible.

If you use a store-bought whitening product, chances are that it will cause a lot more sensitivity than you had before. If, on the other hand, you have had no prior dental work done and don’t suffer from sensitive teeth, then an OTC teeth whitening product will still only last a short time.
What’s more, over-the-counter teeth whitening products allow plenty of room for user error. It can be tricky to use these products on your own teeth, and if you make a mistake in the application and aren’t happy with the results, then you’ll have to buy more product–further putting your teeth at risk of sensitivity and spending money you shouldn’t have to.

In-Office Teeth Whitening is the Best Option

While using OTC teeth whitening products seems like a good deal, it really isn’t. Instead, in-office teeth whitening by our dentists at West Columbia Dental will give you the results you want in a single appointment, error-free, and simultaneously protecting your teeth from sensitivity. 

What Can You Expect When Getting Teeth Whitening

Professional in-office teeth whitening at West Columbia Dental can usually be completed in a single appointment. We will assess the condition of your teeth plus any prior dental work and help you decide what shade of white is best for your smile. Once we do, we will move forward with polishing your teeth and then getting the bleaching solution ready. We will isolate your teeth from your gums, apply the bleaching agent, and then activate it so it can start breaking down the stains on your teeth. We will leave it on for 30-60 minutes, depending on manufacturer guidelines. Once time is up, we will rinse your teeth and you can show off your whiter, brighter smile!

Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening at West Columbia Dental

For over 90 years, West Columbia Dental has taken great pride in providing exceptional dental care to patients of all ages. If you’re ready to show off a vibrant smile, please book an appointment with us. We look forward to creating a memorable experience, giving you confidence, and prioritizing your comfort at all times.

Your Dental Health is in Good Hands

Dental visits can be nerve-wracking, but rest assured that we are fully committed to performing top-quality dental work. If there is any issue, we will take care of it and ensure you are pleased with the results.


West Columbia dental specializes in helping you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile of your dreams. Our comprehensive dental services includes family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry. Our friendly and professional team can help you enjoy your beautiful smile for years to come.