If you choose to make a teeth whitening appointment with Woodland Park Dental, we promise that you’ll leave feeling more confident in your smile. Our teeth whitening services at Woodland Park Dental take less than 30 minutes, so even if you’re short on time we can improve your smile. We start by placing a rubber dam that protects your gums and then applies a focused compound of hydrogen peroxide directly to the teeth.
We then typically use a handheld light to trigger the bleaching solution, allowing for instant results. Depending on how many shades you want your teeth whitened and whether you have crowns, porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dental treatments, we will leave the bleach on for up to two hours. Dental fixtures like these affect the solution, so time may vary for different patients.
How long will it last?
In some cases, it takes just one treatment to leave your teeth permanently white and beautiful. Do-it-yourself teeth whitening trays developed in our Layton office can supplement your treatment. If you decide to apply these trays, we will custom-fit them to your teeth during your visit. Certified whitening may seem pricey up front, but the cost of purchasing various, often ineffective, over-the-counter trays significantly overshadows the cost of professional treatment. If you use our professional teeth whitening trays, you can anticipate better and more permanent results than if you choose in-office whitening only.
What is follow-up care for teeth whitening?
Your diet, whether you smoke and how you care for your smile will also affect how long your professional teeth whitening treatment lasts. If you drink coffee regularly, for example, your teeth will darken rather fast. Nevertheless, you can try using a straw for dark beverages to alleviate this effect. We also suggest bypassing soy sauce, mustard, ketchup, dark tea, red sauce, cola and red wine. This is particularly imperative in the first few weeks after your teeth whitening treatment. It’s also essential to brush and floss at least twice daily. Be certain to ask our teeth whitening team in the Layton office any explicit questions you have about your follow-up procedure.
Contact our Layton Clinic Today
The office of Woodland Park Dental offers top-of-the-line professional teeth whitening treatments to Layton, Utah. Ask us about Opalescence, Zoom or laser teeth whitening as well. Call us today to learn more.