Teeth Whitening Steadily Gaining Popularity

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

Posted: August 20, 2015
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Before-and-after portrayal of teeth whitening | West JordanTeeth whitening treatments are one of the most popular procedures performed for our West Jordan patients, but that wasn’t always the case. There was a time when gleaming white teeth were perceived as excessively showy.

Morals, social norms, and sources of shame evolve over time. From plastic surgery to cosmetic dentistry, not only are personal enhancements growing less demonized, they are becoming the expected standard. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that 15,622,866 cosmetic procedures were performed in 2014, up 111 percent from 2011.  

A recent Time magazine article describes how nearly all forms of vanity eventually gain acceptability:

  • In the 19th century, makeup was widely considered an accessory for prostitutes, and sold mostly under the counter.
  • While an estimated 75 percent of women currently dye their hair, the practice was once a shameful procedure, performed almost exclusively in beauty parlor basements.
  • More than a decade ago, getting your teeth whitened was considered garish, now you can hardly find toothpaste that doesn’t include a whitening element.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures, including teeth whitening treatments, are more popular than ever. In a recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 40 percent of all dentists surveyed reported that teeth whitening was their most popular procedure.  

The days of having to live with stained, discolored teeth are gone. If you are ready to brighten your smile and enhance your self-confidence, contact Warr Dental today by calling 801-216-3713 or by completing the form on this page to schedule your teeth whitening appointment with our West Jordan dentist. We proudly serve patients from Midvale, South Jordan and throughout the Salt Lake City area.