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By Botts Dental Spa
March 18, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Although regular brushing will help keep your teeth healthy, for many people brushing alone doesn't give them the dazzling smile they are hoping for. If your teeth are stained or discolored, professional whitening services can help. Dr. Jason Botts of Botts Dental Spa offers teeth whitening in Cordova, TN.

Who Needs Whitening?

The color of teeth can vary from one person to the next. Habits such as smoking or consuming certain foods and drinks like coffee can stain your teeth. Teeth whitening in Cordova, TN, is available for individuals who would like to improve the color and overall appearance of their teeth.

How Is Whitening Done?

In-office teeth whitening is done using a specialized peroxide formula. Your dentist will make sure your gums are protected before applying the whitening gel. It is then activated with a special light and left on your teeth for about an hour. Your teeth can be 3-8 shades whiter with just one treatment and the results are long-lasting with the proper dental hygiene. 

Is Whitening Safe?

Whitening is safe for most patients. The dentist will decide if you are a good candidate for this procedure because there are some types of discoloration that don't respond to whitening like discoloration caused by certain medications. There are other treatment options for these kinds of stains.

Care For Your Teeth

Once you have completed your whitening procedure, you will want to care for your teeth going forward. You will want to make sure that you kick bad habits which are contributing to your teeth staining. You should also brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day.

If you would like to learn more about brightening your smile, Dr. Jason Botts of Botts Dental Spa offers teeth whitening in Cordova, TN. Call (901) 737-2200 to set up an appointment today.

By Botts Dental Spa
October 12, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that people request at the dentist. If you smoke or drink tea, coffee, or wine regularly, you may find unwanted stains or discoloration building up on the surface of your teeth. While this can be common for many people, it can also have negative effects on your confidence, self-image, and social interactions. Teeth whitening done by a dental professional is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. For teeth whitening in Cordova, TN, also serving the Collierville and Eastern Memphis, TN, areas, consider Dr. Jason Botts of Botts Dental Spa.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening procedures offer patients safer, faster, and longer-lasting results as compared to over-the-counter whitening treatments. This is because dentists are able to use stronger bleaching agents than what is available over-the-counter, as they have the training and expertise to apply it directly to the surface of your teeth and monitor your results. Under the direct care of a dentist, your gums, cheeks, and lips will be protected from the bleaching agents, allowing for safer teeth whitening in Cordova, TN.

While there are a few options for professional whitening procedures your dentist may choose, in general, professional teeth whitening can brighten teeth three to eight shades whiter after just one treatment. Because over-the-counter ingredients are unable to provide the same strength bleach, it will take more frequent treatments and longer durations to get visible teeth whitening results.

Finding The Right Dentist

At Botts Dental Spa, you can experience for yourself the benefits of professional teeth whitening in Cordova, TN. If you are looking for the right dentist in the Cordova, Collierville, and Eastern Memphis, TN area, it may be time to reach out to Dr. Botts. For more information or to make an appointment today, please give us a call at (901) 737-2200.

By Botts Dental Spa
December 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Say goodbye to your discolorations and yellowing teeth with professional teeth whitening.teeth whitening

If your Pinterest searches consist of a variety of at-home whitening tips and tricks, then chances are good that you’ve been trying everything under the sun to get your smile whiter. Of course, a lot of these remedies don’t offer the visible results that most people are looking for. If you are finding yourself disappointed with the whitening treatments you’ve tried, our Cordova, TN, cosmetic dentist Dr. Jason Botts is here to help.

What is professional teeth whitening?

This cosmetic treatment is so popular because it not only instantly removes stains but it also lightens the actual shade of your teeth. Through high-quality whitening gels (and sometimes a dental laser), whiter results are visible after just one treatment.

How does it work?

In order for whitening gel to be successful, it requires an active whitening ingredient. If you use over-the-counter whitening kits you may notice hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide being listed as one of the main ingredients. These are the most common active ingredients found in whitening gels. Of course, the whitening gels used by our Cordova, TN, dentist is much stronger than anything you’ll find in your local oral care aisle. Because of this, the results you’ll obtain with our in-office system is faster and more significant than at-home options.

How long will my results last?

A lot of this will depend on you. If you are someone who continues to brush and floss regularly, continues to visit us for routine exams and cleanings, and avoids stain-causing foods and drinks (e.g. red wine; coffee; tomato sauce) then you could enjoy your whiter smile for up to one year or more.

You can also choose to get our at-home whitening system for touch-ups and to help maintain your results for longer or you may choose to use whitening toothpaste every time you brush to prevent new stains from forming.

Is teeth whitening right for me?

If your smile has started to dull over the years this could be due to consuming lots of stain-causing foods and drinks over the years or from bad habits like smoking. If you have yellow or even brown stains that you wish to treat, then getting your teeth professionally whitened might be the most effective option for removing these stains.

Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN, is dedicated to giving you a radiant smile. If you want teeth whitening that truly works wonder then it’s time to give us a call and schedule an appointment with us.

By Botts Dental Spa
April 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Choosing the best cosmetic dentistry procedure may seem hard given all the options available. Luckily, your dentist can help you choose the best treatments to improve your smile and help you look and feel great. Find out more about some common dental services provided by Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN with Dr. Jason Botts.



One of the most dramatic ways to change the appearance of your smile for the better is with orthodontic treatment. However, you may feel as though traditional metal braces will force you to compromise your style during treatment due to their highly obvious nature. Luckily, you can now straighten your smile without the hassle of metal in your mouth with Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays to move your teeth into their final positions, allowing you to correct your smile without giving up your look.

Dental Implants 
Dental implants replace missing teeth permanently and efficiently using a surgical procedure. During the implant process, your dentist implants a small, titanium post into the bone underneath your gap to serve as your missing tooth’s replacement root. This keeps the bone stimulated, decreasing the risk of bone atrophy and the side effects that come with it. Additionally, the bone’s natural healing process allows it to grow around the post, making it a permanent part of your smile. A dental crown fits on top of the post to replace the missing tooth and fill in your gap.

Teeth Whitening 
With your teeth straightened and your gaps filled, you may want to give your smile an additional boost with a professional teeth whitening session. This procedure provides fast and dramatic results in just a single, hour-long dental visit. Before undergoing a teeth whitening session, your teeth should be free of tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, patients should understand that teeth whitening is not permanent and most people require touch-up appointments once a year to maintain the color of their teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Cordova, TN
For more information on cosmetic dentistry or other dental procedures, please contact Dr. Jason Botts at Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN and serving the Collierville, TN and Eastern Memphis, TN areas. Call (901) 737-2200 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Botts today!

By Botts Dental Spa
August 24, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Do you feel as though your smile has gotten more and more dull over the years? If you feel like your smile needs a boost, you could benefit from professional teeth whitening. This procedure is a fast and efficient way to improve your smile and give you confidence in your grin. Learn more about teeth whitening with Dr. Jason Botts, DDS at Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN.Teeth Whitening

How do stains form in the first place? 
Teeth stain on either their outer (extrinsic), enamel layer or the inner (intrinsic), dentin layer. Extrinsic staining comes from outside elements like darkly-pigmented beverages or foods, or tobacco use. Intrinsic staining often occurs due to too much fluoride, taking certain medications, or trauma to the tooth. Additionally, the teeth’s enamel can wear thin over time, allowing the yellow dentin to show through, creating a yellowed appearance. Regardless of the type of stain, teeth whitening can help you achieve a big, bright smile you love.

How does teeth whitening work? 
Teeth whitening uses chemical reactions between your teeth and the whitening gel to give the teeth a whiter appearance. The chemical reactions target the bonds which hold together the stain’s molecules, breaking up the stain on the microscopic level. With its bonds broken, the stain dissipates and gives the teeth a whiter look. Though teeth whitening is not permanent, it is effective and can lift the color of your teeth up to ten shades in a single session. Most teeth whitening patients schedule touch-up appointments once or twice a year to keep their teeth bright and white.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Cordova, TN
Professional teeth whitening sessions take place right inside your dentist’s office and normally last about an hour. Depending on the type of whitening system used, your Cordova dentist may split the session into three 15-minute segments. Your dentist separates the teeth from the soft oral tissues to cut minimize irritation. You will see the results of your whitening session immediately. A small percentage of patients experience some sensitivity, which clears up after a day or two after their procedure.

Candidates for teeth whitening should be in good dental and general health. Whitening procedures do not work on dental restorations like dental crowns or bridges. For this reason, good candidates for whitening procedures should have hidden or no dental restorations. Your dentist can help you determine if you are a good candidate for professional teeth whitening.

If you feel that you could benefit from teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Jason Botts, DDS at Botts Dental Spa in Cordova, TN. Call (901) 737-2200 to speak with an associate about scheduling your appointment for teeth whitening today!