Professional Whitening for a Radiant Smile
Professional teeth whitening helps you achieve a brighter, whiter smile that you will love to show off. At Vero Dental in Lehi, UT, we perform whitening in our dental office and at-home kits that use high-grade teeth whitening products. If you have stained, discolored, or dull teeth, we encourage you to explore your options for professional whitening systems and treatments. Contact our office in Lehi to schedule your appointment with Alex Harris, DDS to learn more.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening by a Dentist
- Treatment only takes between 30–60 minutes
- You can undergo treatment annually for continuously brighter teeth
- At-home kits are available
- Professional whitening is an option for patients with sensitive teeth
- The whitening solution is safe and effective when used by a professional
- Boost your confidence with a beautifully radiant smile!
Why Do Teeth Stain?
Enamel is the outermost layer on the teeth. When the enamel wears down, it becomes transparent and allows the yellow dentin underneath to show through. A common cause of teeth yellowing is poor oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing your teeth removes stain-causing substances daily.
There are two categories of teeth staining: extrinsic and intrinsic. Lifestyle habits can stain teeth, like smoking, eating foods with dyes, or drinking beverages like coffee, red wine, or tea. A good rule of thumb is that if it can stain your clothes, it can stain your teeth. The use of certain medications, illness, infection, trauma, or age can all result in tooth discoloration.
Teeth Whitening Process—In-Office and At-Home
Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Tooth Whiteners
Teeth whitening by a dentist produces more dramatic results than over-the-counter products. The whitening agent present in professional solutions is higher than those available in stores. By having your teeth whitened by a dental professional, every tooth surface is treated, whereas at-home care doesn’t guarantee even results.
Some people try a whitening toothpaste with mild abrasives to polish away stains. You must use caution with these products, as some can contain a high abrasiveness that wears away your teeth enamel.
Whitening strips are another form of teeth whitening available over-the-counter. These strips have a small amount of peroxide and may provide some level of results, but they will not be as drastic as professional whitening.