Professional teeth whitening is a convenient cosmetic treatment for brightening the appearance of your smile. It can eliminate years of stains and profound discoloration. At Alta View Dental in Sandy, UT 84094, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening that delivers high-quality results. Whitening can be undertaken at any time, but it is more common to want a whiter and brighter smile for special events and occasions. Our goal is to offer you expert whitening that doesn’t cause you any discomfort.
Why Is Teeth Whitening Needed?
You may require teeth whitening because your teeth are stained, dull, and discolored. We provide treatment using teeth whitening products that genuinely work to enhance your smile. Some of the reasons for your worn and imperfect smile might include:
- You are a heavy smoker
- You consume a lot of staining beverages like coffee, tea, or soda
- You chew tobacco products
- You eat a lot of staining food like chocolates, berries, and sauces
- You are advancing in age and your teeth may be turning yellow
Who Can Have Teeth Whitening?
Most patients can safely undergo teeth whitening in our office. You must have regular teeth cleanings to ensure healthy and cavity-free teeth. If your teeth are stained or yellowed due to your food choices or using specific medication, you can opt for professional teeth whitening. But you must realize that the whitening procedure may not change the shade or color of your restorations like crowns, bridges, veneers, or dentures. Whitening results can be best seen on natural teeth.
What Is the Procedure For Teeth Whitening?
We will first discuss with you what kind of whitening treatment will suit your needs. At our dental office, we perform both in-office and take-home whitening as per your requirements.
In-office whitening takes about an hour to accomplish and includes applying a gel to your teeth and using a bright light to hasten the results. This type of bleaching not only removes the teeth stains but also whitens and brightens them. The entire treatment can be finished in just one dental visit.
Take-home whitening involves making customized trays just for your smile used in combination with a professional whitening gel. It is a convenient choice for people who want their teeth whitened at home. A low-intensity level gel is given to be kept in the trays and worn for 15 to 30 minutes at a stretch. The results from this treatment could take a few weeks to take effect.
If you think you may benefit from professional teeth whitening treatment, call Alta View Dental in Sandy, UT 84094, at (801) 572-4261 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard Hughes.