Teeth Whitening – Cottonwood Heights, UT

Melt Away Stubborn Stains

Has a yellow smile been putting a damper on your confidence? Thankfully, if you’re in Cottonwood Heights or the surrounding communities, Dr. Hansen and our team at White Peak Dental can use teeth whitening to melt away stubborn stains.

In just a single appointment, we can use sophisticated whitening solutions to make your teeth up to eight shades whiter than it was before. We can even give professional whitening trays that can allow you to brighten your smile from the comfort of your home. If that sounds interesting, call us today to schedule a consultation!

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Why Choose White Peak Dental For Teeth Whitening?

  • Friendly, Compassionate Dental Team
  • Both In-Office and Take-Home Whitening Options
  • Personalized Treatments to Ensure You Look Your Best

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Closeup of a beautiful smile

Eliminating stains from your teeth can greatly increase your confidence, improving how you feel in both professional and social situations. Whether you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening depends on the source of your stains and their severity.

Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of tooth stains: intrinsic and extrinsic. Extrinsic stains are stains that sit close to the surface of your enamel, and they come from things like coffee, red wine, and smoking. Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, come from within the tooth itself.

Teeth whitening can help to brighten the enamel, which can eliminate extrinsic stains and help to make intrinsic stains less noticeable. That makes teeth whitening great for anyone who wants to make a positive difference in how they look.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Before and after of a whitened smile

Both in-office and take-home teeth whitening work in essentially the same way— a whitening solution is carefully placed onto your teeth and then soaks in before being removed. This could involve a specialized light used to cure the solution into place.

You may have seen ads for over-the-counter whitening treatments, but when you come to White Peak Dental, you’ll have the benefit of getting whitening treatment customized to you. This means you’ll be able to get the whitest smile possible and less likely to experience any sensitivity after the treatment.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

take home whitening

Take-home teeth whitening kits are remarkably convenient, making use of custom-fit plastic trays and a whitening solution you place on your teeth. Unlike over-the-counter whitening kits, both the solution and the plastic trays will be customized to your unique needs.

You should wear the trays for a few hours each day. After around two weeks, you can get your ideal smile.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

A young man getting whitening treatment

In-office teeth whitening, on the other hand, is so fast that it’s hard to beat. You can walk into your whitening appointment with yellow teeth and, just an hour or two later, walk out with a beautiful white smile! This makes it perfect to get before a big event, like a wedding or graduation.

The professional ingredients used in-office are stronger than those used in the at home whitening kits, but don’t worry—in the hands of a professional, they’ve been proven to be both safe and effective.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

Young man brushing his teeth

Once you finish with your whitening treatment, the results can last for months—but that’s only if you maintain them well. Since you’ve gone to the trouble of investing in your smile, here’s what you can do to keep it shining:

  • Avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. Red wine, coffee, soy sauce, tomato sauce, and dark fruit can all darken your smile if consumed in excess.
  • Keep up with your dental hygiene. Brush twice a day with whitening toothpaste, floss to prevent plaque buildup, and see us every six months for preventive care.
  • Eat white dairy products, like milk and yogurt. These will give you the calcium you need to strengthen your teeth.
  • Come see us for touch-ups if you need them!