Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening procedureProfessional teeth whitening is one of the most common elective dental procedures done in the United States each year, and for good reason! It is a, affordable, easy, and highly effective way of improving the appearance of your smile, taking it from drab to dazzling in just a short amount of time. At Cannon Dental, we offer both take-home whitening trays for a gradual approach to whitening as well as the Opalescence™ Boost™ in-office whitening treatment for Salt Lake City, UT area patients who want to refresh their smiles.

Benefits of professional teeth whitening

As their trusted dental practitioner, patients often ask us the best way to whiten teeth quickly. While there are countless over-the-counter options such as whitening strips, toothpastes, and other products that promise to whiten your smile in just a few treatments, there is simply no option that will help you achieve the same results as safely and effectively as professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening is:

  • Safe: many over-the-counter products are not closely monitored for safety, and the whitening solution in strips and one-size-fits-all trays can easily be swallowed, cause tooth sensitivity, or slip off of your teeth and onto your gums, where it can cause irritation and sores
  • Rapid: whether you choose at-home or in-office treatment, you can achieve amazing results fast with professional whitening due to the superior quality of the whitening agents that we use
  • Effective: with professional teeth whitening, your teeth can become several shades whiter, with even whitening across all of your teeth instead of spots that are missed with over-the-counter products
  • Affordable: many patients are surprised at how easily they are able to fit professional teeth whitening into their budget

What to expect

Whether you choose at-home or in-office whitening, the first step is talking with our dental team about teeth whitening – simply mention it at your next routine appointment, or give us a call! We can help you decide which whitening treatment is best for you, and whether you should whiten both the upper and lower teeth or just one of the arches, depending on which teeth appear when you speak and smile.

If you are doing at-home treatment, we will take impressions of your teeth and create customized trays that will fit snugly and comfortably. When they are ready (usually within just a day or two), we will give you the trays as well as the bleaching agent, along with instructions on how to use it. Most people only need to use the trays for a few hours a day to achieve terrific results in just a week or two. You can then use the trays for touch-up treatments as needed if your teeth begin to stain over time again.

For patients who want results fast, such as for an upcoming event, Opalescence Boost in-office treatment can be a great option. This powerful treatment consists of an Opalescence gel that includes potassium nitrate and fluoride for tooth health and is chemically activated during the in-office procedure. No lights or lasers are necessary, and the treatment only takes about an hour!

To learn more about teeth whitening and discuss which option might be best for you, call Cannon Dental today at (801) 406-9985!


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