A fresh, glowing smile can have a positive effect on your overall appearance. For many people, it can be a crucial factor to healthy self-confidence and success in their careers. At Brighton Dental in Salt Lake City, Utah, we offer a range of teeth whitening services to our patients who want a beautiful smile.
Since there are so many alternatives to choose from, it can be challenging to decide on the correct method. Before you start any teeth-whitening regimen, request a consultation and talk to Dr. Kerry Carroll about the differences between professional in-office teeth whitening, and at-home teeth whitening kits.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Tooth whitening is a process that uses bleaching agents to break up stains and discoloration of the tooth's enamel. There are different teeth whitening methods. However, the most efficient and effective ways to whiten teeth are only available through a dentist's office. At our office, we offer advanced in-office teeth whitening treatments in addition to professional take-home whitening kits that make use of clinical-strength teeth bleaching agents to help patients achieve noticeably whiter smiles.
Who Is a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Patients who gain the most from teeth whitening include those who:
- Are in good dental health
- Maintain good dental health by regularly brushing and flossing, as well as undertaking routine dental checkups
- May have slightly stained teeth
- Desire to enhance their smile for aesthetic reasons
- Are in good physical health
What Are the Types of Teeth Whitening?
- In-office Teeth Whitening
In an in-office whitening treatment, we use a laser to augment the whitening gel's effectiveness by accelerating the peroxide’s action. During your office visit, Dr. Carroll will apply the whitening gel on the teeth and flash that laser directly onto the teeth. The entire appointment generally takes about ninety minutes and has immediate results. In-office teeth whitening is an excellent option if you have to take professional pictures, go to a special event, or improve your self-confidence.
Tray whitening involves customized trays and whitening gel that we provide to the patients at our office. The patients can undergo this process in the comfort of their homes. You will have to place whitening gel into custom-fitted trays and wear them over your teeth. As the peroxide gel breaks down, hydroxyl radicals whiten stained teeth.
The tray bleaching whitens all your natural teeth and is intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening usually takes 10 to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.
To get started on your teeth whitening, call Brighton Dental in Salt Lake City, Utah, at (801) 943-2020 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carroll.