3rd South Dental

Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening Treatment in Salt Lake City

If you are interested in teeth whitening in Salt Lake City, look no further than 3rd South Dental. We offer various cosmetic options to brighten, whiten, and restore your smile.

Discoloration is Natural

As you age, your teeth can wear down or even become discolored. But, it doesn't mean you have to accept it without doing anything about it. 

Your teeth can become discolored for various reasons, including age, bad diet, and stains made by coffee, tobacco, and even specific alcoholic beverages. You can consider professional whitening to remove these stains or discoloration and return your teeth to a natural shade. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Andrew Theurer and Dr. Cameron Call can recommend an excellent whitening treatment for you.

Is Teeth Whitening for Anyone?

The majority groups can benefit from teeth whitening. The critical first step is talking to your dentist to determine which treatment type is right for you and a good candidate for the process. 

Professional Whitening vs. At-Home Care

You can find products that claim to whiten your teeth quickly and safely, but we would recommend professional whitening procedures that we can provide in-office or for you to use at home. This is because at-home whitening systems can hurt your gums and teeth if misused. We take extra measures and provide safeguards to protect your teeth and gums during professional treatment. Not only are our methods safer, but they're faster. You can typically notice whiter teeth after just one treatment. 

Is Professional Teeth Whitening Safe?

Is it safe to whiten your teeth? Under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening is safe. Many dentists believe that teeth whitening is the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. Speak with your dentist to see if there is any reason why it would not be a good idea to whiten your teeth.  

Are There Any Teeth Whitening Side Effects?

Following some dental whitening procedures, minimal tooth sensitivity may occur. Any adverse effects should subside within a few days of finishing treatment. We can also help you maximize comfort during and after your treatment. 

How Long Does the Teeth Whitening Procedure Take?

Our teeth-whitening sessions can take as little as 30-60 minutes, and you can see results right away. Depending on your situation and cosmetic goals, the time may vary. Some sessions, including prep time and treatment, can take up to two hours.

One Treatment Does Not Fit All

There are two types of treatments, one intrinsic and the other extrinsic. Intrinsic whitening targets the tooth's interior pulp, connected to your roots. Your pulp could have been discolored due to age, genetics, bleeding in the tooth, infection, or decay. Intrinsic methods include bleaching or whitening gel to penetrate the tooth and whiten its pulp. The whitened pulp then shines through the enamel on the outside of your tooth, making your teeth appear whiter. 

Extrinsic whitening deals with exterior tooth stains. Extrinsic methods include cleanings, polishing, and tooth whitening toothpaste to remove stains and whiten the enamel.

Contact our Teeth Whitening Professionals

Identifying what type of treatment you require is essential, as no amount of extrinsic whitening will solve an inherent problem. Intrinsic whitening may not give the desired results or may not be necessary for an extraneous issue.

At 3rd South Dental, we can help you decide which treatment type will bring your desired results. We're confident you'll be pleased with the outcome, regardless of the approach you choose. 

Teeth whitening can enhance your oral and overall appearance. Contact our office today if you are looking for a brighter smile, are dealing with tough stains, or wish to restore your smile to its former glory.

Make an appointment with us today!