Brighten Your Smile
Why Choose Park City Dentistry for Teeth Whitening?
- In-Office & Take-Home Treatment Available
- Can Get Rid of Stains Due to Coffee, Wine, Tobacco, & Aging
- Results That Last for Several Months at a Time
Popular, safe, and effective, teeth whitening has given patients across the world a reason to smile. Your appearance can affect you socially, emotionally, and even in business successes. People who smile with confidence are viewed as warm, inviting, and beautiful. Now, with professional whitening systems, we can help you achieve the pearly whites of magazine models and movie stars.
Why Teeth Discolor
Chemicals in foods, beverages, and tobacco can change the color of your teeth, as can the effects of aging. Medications such as tetracycline, excessive fluoride, and previous dental work may also cause unsightly stains on your tooth enamel. Genetics can also affect the color of your teeth. While we think of tooth enamel as white, the natural, unstained shade of your teeth can range from pearly white to bluish gray to pale yellow. Even if you brush and floss daily, stains can tarnish your beautiful smile and steal the confident image you want to convey.
Teeth Whitening Options
You don’t have to live with discolored teeth. After a thorough examination, we can recommend the best option for whitening and brightening your smile.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening is one of the safest and quickest ways to safely whiten your teeth. During this process, we will place a protective rubber dam around your gums and apply a solution of 15 to 35 percent carbamide peroxide, a chemical found in most bleaching products, to your teeth. Depending on the whitening method, your dentist may also use a laser or special lamp to speed up the bleaching process. In-office whitening can give you dazzlingly white teeth in less than an hour.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you’d prefer not to avoid a dental appointment, we can create clear, customized bleaching trays for you to whiten at home. The professional-grade at-home whitening solution usually contains 10 percent carbamide peroxide. Simply pour the solution into your custom mouth trays and wear them for an hour a day. You will notice whiter teeth almost immediately, but the most dramatic results will appear after one to two weeks of daily treatments.
Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
You can also purchase home use whiteners over the counter. While there are so many on the market, most of these products are not as effective as the bleaching methods available in our dental office. If you prefer to use a store-bought whitening system, ask us which product would work best for you. We want you to have a smile you will be proud of, so we’re happy to help. Use over-the-counter products as directed, and never use whiteners for more than the recommended time period.
Teeth Whitening Toothpastes
If your teeth are sensitive to bleaching, your dentists may recommend a dentifrice (whitening toothpaste). These contain chemical or polishing agents to gently remove stains from the surface of your teeth. While your teeth won’t be as white as if you used a bleaching system, whitening toothpaste is safe, easy to use, and can be purchased over the counter.
After Teeth Whitening
With all whitening systems, we advise patients not to eat or drink foods that stain, or to smoke, since recently-whitened teeth absorb stains. Whitening systems can also cause increased sensitivity in your teeth and gums. These side effects pass with time, but if they persist or other problems arise, you should contact your dentist immediately.
Teeth Whitening Alternatives
If bleaching and whitening can’t get your teeth as white as you’d like, veneers or bonding may be a good solution. These cosmetic procedures are long lasting and do not discolor or stain. In addition to whitening your smile, veneers and bonding can cover cracks, chips, and slight misalignments.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Are you debating about getting professional teeth whitening in Park City but aren’t sure whether it’s worth the investment? At Park City Dentistry, we don’t want you to miss out on the confidence-boost of a lifetime, which is why we’ve answered some common questions we receive from our patients about the treatment below.
How long will my teeth stay white after professional teeth whitening?
Depending on your habits after your treatment, your teeth can remain white for up to a year! All you need to do is avoid stain-causing foods and drinks, keep up with your dental hygiene, and steer clear of any bad oral habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco products. If you’d like additional recommendations on how to extend the lifespan of your results, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team of dental professionals. We also offer touch-up treatments to help bolster your confidence if you notice your smile brightness beginning to fade.
Will professional teeth whitening compromise my oral health?
One great benefit about getting teeth whitening from Park City Dentistry is that we use products that have been tested and proven to be safe on your teeth and gums. Store-bought kits are commonly known to cause enamel erosion and dental sensitivity, especially if they’re frequently used. This can compromise the health of your teeth by making them vulnerable to cavities and decay. With professional teeth whitening by Dr. Cody Calderwood, you won’t have to worry about any of these side-effects.
What types of products are used for professional teeth whitening?
No matter whether you choose fast in-office treatment or convenient take-home kits customized for your needs, all of the products we use are professional-grade, highly-concentrated, and completely safe. Not only does this mean that you can enjoy fast results, but they’re also virtually guaranteed, which makes professional treatment incredibly cost-effective, especially compared to store-bought kits that make big promises but likely won’t deliver the results you’re hoping for.
How does teeth whitening from a dentist differ from a store-bought teeth whitening kit?
All of the teeth whitening ingredients that we use at Park City Dentistry have been tested and proven to be safe. They’re also approved by the American Dental Association, which most store-bought whitening kits aren’t. That way, you can achieve a brighter grin without taking a gamble on your oral health. If you would like to learn more about how our products and ingredients differ from the ones you can buy in-store, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Calderwood at your initial consultation!