WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING?
In an age where looks are crucial to many aspects of a person's life, having a white, bright smile can have a huge impact in many situations. Men and women with less than satisfactory smiles often feel held back because of this. Fortunately, our team at Oakridge Dental in Farmington, UT can help you address your smile concerns with medical-grade in-office or at-home teeth whitening. While there may be numerous drugstore options for you to choose from, our office provides a professional product that produces results quickly, safely, and effectively.
When handled by an experienced professional, such as board-certified dentist Dr. Brian Call, teeth whitening can tremendously enhance the way you look and feel about your teeth. Utilizing advanced technologies and materials, we can whiten your teeth by several shades in hardly any time at all. Our team uses professional-strength gels that truly do the job, reaching beneath the surface of the teeth to address deep stains, as opposed to consumer-level options that only scratch the surface (quite literally) and provide a brighter hue of yellow at the very best.
TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING SERVICES
At Oakridge Dental, our team offers a number of effective and innovative teeth whitening options for our patients with different preferences and lifestyle needs, including:
- Customized at-home teeth whitening kits
- In-office laser whitening with Zoom! technology
The specific whitening service chosen for you will depend on your goals, budget, and unique needs. While many individuals enjoy the convenience of a medical-grade, professionally provided at-home system, others love noticing the immediate outcomes after one in-office laser treatment.
WHO CAN GET TEETH WHITENING?
While comparing the advantages and disadvantages of professional vs. store-bought whitening solutions, you should think about what you are really trying to achieve. If your smile has been white your entire life and just recently started to become discolored, a grocery-store purchased kit could provide temporary results. If your teeth have deeper stains, you may be a great candidate for in-office teeth whitening at Oakridge Dental. If you would like home touch-ups, Dr. Call can also provide at-home custom trays that are compatible with your teeth for enhanced results.
HOW IS TEETH WHITENING DONE?
What you can expect from your whitening sessions will depend on the technique chosen. Our practice offers many unique methods for teeth whitening, including in-office laser treatments, customized at-home kits, or a combination of both, depending on your needs. During your consultation, you and Dr. Call will discuss your goals and concerns. From there, your personalized teeth whitening treatment plan will be developed. In most cases, professional teeth whitening procedures will be performed in under one hour while utilizing a prescription-strength whitening gel combined with Zoom! laser technology that quickly cures and whitens the teeth several shades. Our at-home systems are equally efficient but may offer a more subtle outcome over a period of weeks and months.
After each whitening treatment, whether it's in-office or at home, you may experience sensitivity to hot or cold food, but this should subside within a few days. Just like with all dental procedures, your results can be maintained with a consistent oral health routine that consists of daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use. Having whiter teeth doesn't mean you can quit attending your biannual cleanings, though — professional teeth cleanings are essential to keep up the long-term health and function of your smile. You should also continue to attend your yearly dental examinations so Dr. Call can assess your teeth, gums, and other oral structures for any underlying issues. Teeth whitening can be repeated as needed, but as long as you take care of your freshly brightened enamel, your teeth can stay radiant for quite some time.
BRIGHTEN YOUR PEARLY WHITES
Whitening can provide speedy and dramatic improvements to your smile and enhance your overall appearance. If you've been considering a teeth whitening regimen but aren't sure whether store-bought or professional options are the appropriate answer, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Call. During your appointment, he'll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each option so you can make the best choice for your appearance and oral health.