Options for Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening has become such a common dental procedure that it’s really easy to go out there and choose one method that will suit your goal and budget. From simple whitening toothpastes to strips, gels, and custom trays, you can whiten your teeth at different shades and achieve that beautiful, bright glow you’ve always wanted.

If you’re considering teeth whitening, you can either choose a method you can do at home and at your own convenient time or go to your Alpine dentist for a professional, in-office whitening session. Both options can produce great results; it’s just that at-home choices often take longer than professional options when it comes to getting the whiter shade you want.

At-home Whitening

A great example of at-home whitening that you might be using already is whitening toothpastes. Whitening toothpastes contain a mix of mild abrasives, polishing ingredients, and chemical agents that remove stains on the surface of your teeth.

Another example is over-the-counter whitening gels and strips that contain a stronger whitening agent known as hydrogen peroxide. You can use the strips and gels on your own because they usually come with complete instructions on how to use the product and how frequently you should apply them on your teeth and for how long.

Whitening strips and gels usually call for about 2 weeks of straight usage in order for the person to see results. Of course the final results will still depend on how yellowish your teeth were when you began the treatment and if you were able to use the product as instructed.

teeth whitening alpine utahProfessional Whitening

If you can’t wait for several weeks or months to get the pearly whites you want, then you can go to your Alpine dentist and ask for a professional teeth whitening treatment. Your dentist may discuss two popular options: Zoom! Teeth Whitening and KöR Whitening.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening is a bleaching treatment using hydrogen peroxide. It usually just lasts about an hour and produces very good results. KöR Whitening is a deep bleaching approach that increases the teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen. The oxygen then breaks down and dissolves hard-to-remove stain molecules.

Garon Larsen D.M.D. Advance Dentistry and Personal Care offers professional, in-office teeth whitening for faster and better results. Please call their dental office at 801-756-4440 to set an appointment today.