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Teeth Whitening

A bright, white smile can boost your confidence and make a great first impression. If your teeth have become dull or discolored over time, professional teeth whitening in Heber City from Prince Dental Group can restore their radiance. Our skilled dentist, Dr. David Prince, offers in-office and at-home whitening solutions in Heber City tailored to your needs.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses special bleaching agents to remove stains and discoloration from teeth’s enamel. Over time, teeth can become yellowed or discolored due to aging, certain foods and drinks (like coffee, tea, and red wine), smoking, and certain medications.

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Whitening treatments break down these stubborn stains at a molecular level, revealing a brighter, whiter smile. It’s a safe and effective way to enhance the appearance of your teeth without invasive procedures.

What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

Improved Confidence and Self-Esteem: A bright, white smile can boost your self-confidence and make you feel more attractive and youthful.

Professional Results: Professional whitening treatments administered by a dentist like Dr. Prince can provide superior results compared to over-the-counter products, brightening your teeth by several shades.

Safe and Effective: When performed by a dental professional, whitening treatment are safe for your teeth and gums, with minimal risk of sensitivity or other side effects.

Long-Lasting Effects: With proper maintenance and touch-ups, professional whitening results can last for months or even years.

Professional Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Options

While many over-the-counter whitening products, such as strips, gels, and toothpaste, are available, they are less potent and may not provide the same level of results as professional whitening treatments. If not used correctly, over-the-counter products can also increase the risk of gum irritation and tooth sensitivity.

Professional whitening treatments at Prince Dental Group offer several advantages:

Higher-Strength Bleaching Agents: We use professional-grade whitening products with higher concentrations of bleaching agents for more effective and longer-lasting results.

Customized Treatments: Dr. Prince can customize the whitening treatment to your specific needs and desired level of whiteness.

Proper Application: Our team ensures that the whitening products are applied correctly and evenly for optimal results while minimizing the risk of sensitivity or gum irritation.

Supervised Treatment: Dr. Prince can monitor the whitening process during in-office whitening and make any necessary adjustments for your comfort and safety.

Our Whitening Services

At Prince Dental Group, we offer in-office and at-home whitening solutions to meet your needs and preferences.

In-Office Whitening 

Our in-office whitening treatment is the fastest and most effective way to whiten your teeth. During this one-hour appointment, Dr. Prince will apply a powerful whitening gel to your teeth and activate it with a specialized light. This process can brighten your teeth by several shades in just one visit. At our office, we offer Zoom! Teeth Whitening.

At-Home Whitening 

If you prefer to whiten your teeth gradually at home, we offer customized take-home whitening kits. Dr. Prince will take impressions of your teeth to create custom whitening trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. You’ll receive professional-strength whitening gel to use with the trays, allowing you to achieve a brighter smile at your own pace and convenience.

Tray Whitening

Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel that is only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. Hydroxy radicals help whiten stained teeth as the gel’s peroxide breaks down. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.

Paint-On Teeth Whiteners

There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, and one type of readily accessible whitening product is commonly referred to as a “paint-on” teeth whitener. Paint-on whiteners can be purchased over the counter and generally are less expensive and less effective than whitening strips or professional options. Paint-on teeth whiteners consist of a gel applied to the tooth using a small brush. Paint-on whitening gel hardens into a film that coats the teeth and dissolves in the mouth. As with any teeth-whitening regimen, it is wise to consult a dental professional before use.

Teeth-Whitening Strips

Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.

Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash

The least expensive options are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Designed to have “whitening” capabilities, these products work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives. However, unlike the materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpastes affect surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth.

When following Dr. Prince’s instructions and maintaining proper oral hygiene, in-office and at-home whitePrince’satments can provide stunning, long-lasting results.

Maintaining Your Bright Smile

After your whitening treatment, it’s essential to maintain your new, radiant smile. Dr. Prince recommends:

  • Avoid foods and beverages that stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and dark-colored berries.
  • Quit smoking, as nicotine can cause stubborn stains.
  • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting Prince Dental Group for routine cleanings and checkups.
  • Consider touch-up whitening treatments annually or as Dr. Prince recommends to maintain your desired brightness level.

Teeth Whitening Heber City

If you’re ready to revive your smile and boost your confidence, schedule a teeth whitening consultation with Dr. David Prince at Prince Dental Group in Heber City today. Our team will be happy to answer any questions and recommend the best whitening solution for your needs. We also offer general dentistry, emergency dentistry, and sedation dentistry to our patients in Midway, Heber Valley, Summit County, and Wasatch County.