Teeth whitening is really a fun thing to do and it's highly effective. The in-office whitening that we offer- really we offer three levels. One. We offer strips similar to Crest Strips but a little more effective, but very similar. That you can just buy over the counter. I don't do a lot of that. I would say probably the next level we do quite a bit more of. That's just in-office whitening. We'll make you some custom trays. Dispense a whitening gel.
The advantage of professional teeth whitening treatment over what you're going to buy over the counter or at the grocery store is just the potency of the gel itself. We're able to distribute something that's a lot more potent. It's going to work faster and also creates a lot less sensitivity.
I've been in dentistry for 26 years. I've seen a lot of products. Currently we work with a Venus product. That has been very effective. Venus White, bleaches very well and doesn't cause much sensitivity. That's really a problem in a lot of the bleaching products.
The third type of bleaching we offer. Is when we do an in-office teeth whitening along with maybe a take-home. And that's probably the most effective way of doing it. The in-office whitening really just speeds up the process. It's all the same gel but it's a little more concentrated. We're able to- as we do it in the office- put it just on the teeth without getting into the gum tissue. It's very highly concentrated.
Zoom Teeth Whitening is something a lot of people know. We use to offer Zoom, but I've stopped using Zoom as a product because there's too much sensitivity with it. So again we have a Venus product for in-office whitening that works very effectively with very low low low sensitivity.
Getting older often comes with some perks. Stained and discolored teeth is definitely not one of them. As we get older, our teeth bear the signs of use and exposure to coffee, tea, cola drinks, and tobacco. Our teeth whitening options are some of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to change your smile. Don’t waste your time on store-bought whitening products – they don’t work. If you would like to have whiter teeth, we have several options to offer.
Venus White In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our in-office treatment will get your teeth their absolute whitest in the shortest amount of time. It usually takes about 1 to 1-1/2 hours in the office and offers fantastic results. We also recommend having custom trays made to ensure the best long-term results, keeping your teeth white and bright for years to come.
Custom Teeth Whitening Trays
At our office in Salt Lake City, UT, we take dental impressions of your teeth and make custom-fitting trays. You apply whitening gel to the trays at your own rate and can continue to whiten until you reach the desired whiteness. We recommend wearing the trays just 1-2 hours a day. Be advised, most of the potency of the gel is used up in the first hour, and leaving them in longer may increase the sensitivity of your teeth to hot and cold temperatures. We have both Nite White and Opalescence at varying percents of concentration. If tooth sensitivity is a problem, prescription fluoride is the best treatment.
Teeth Whitening Strips
We also offer at-home whitening strips that you can do yourself. This treatment is a more convenient and less expensive option. Additionally, this treatment won’t require impressions of your teeth, although that does mean that they are made specifically for your teeth. The whitening strips are, however, very easy to use. You just peel the strip off and place it across your front teeth. The strips come ten to a pack, and there are a few different flavors to choose from. We use Treswhite from Ultradent.
There are other home teeth whitening ideas floating around, but many of them aren’t effective and some aren’t safe. Trust our Salt Lake City, UT cosmetic dentist for your professional teeth whitening.