Over-the-Counter Vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: June 22, 2016

Over-the-Counter Vs. Professional Teeth Whitening | SLC, UtahProfessional teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures today. Millions are spent each year on over-the-counter teeth whitening products, but many people don't achieve the bright smile they want with these store-bought options.

Over-the-counter whitening strips and gels are not usually regulated, and their whitening strength varies. Some brands use a strong whitening gel which can be dangerous to your gums and teeth and weaken your natural enamel, causing tooth sensitivity. Others brands don't supply enough whitening components to make a visible difference. There are some products such as Crest Whitestrips that are approved by many dentists, but results differ by person and overuse could also harm your tooth enamel.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional whitening products and services are more dependable and produce consistent results. Our dentist in Salt Lake City can personally monitor the process, and you can even choose the shade of white you'd like to have.

Dr. Warr is trained to use Zoom!® teeth whitening to give you the best results possible. This procedure utilizes a specialized light to accelerate the properties of the whitening gel. Depending on the state of your dental health, Zoom!® can whiten your teeth by several shades. Zoom!® will give you noticeably whiter teeth in as little as an hour and works well in conjunction with customized whitening trays for at-home touch ups. These trays use a stronger whitening solution which gives you quick results, and because they're formatted specifically for you, the whitening process will be evenly spread across each tooth.

These professional options have many perks including:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Safe to use on your gums and teeth
  • Customized for you
  • Comfortable, fast treatments

If you're looking to brighten your smile, please contact our dentist in Salt Lake City today at (801) 216-3713 to schedule your initial dental exam. Warr Dental serves clients in Salt Lake City, Midvale, West Jordan and throughout all of Utah.