Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that we provide almost daily at The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale UT. Everyone, it seems, would like to have a brighter smile.
And why not? A whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away.
Since modern dentistry offers a vast list of cosmetic options, we know it can be hard to distinguish between different procedures. In order for our patients to stay informed, we have put together a simple comparison between teeth whitening and teeth bleaching. The terms actually describe two different procedures.
- Teeth whitener consists of any over-the-counter product used to remove stains from tooth enamel. Toothpaste, DIY strips, and some mouthwashes are safe and cost-effective, and can improve teeth with continued, regular use. They’re a good choice for anyone with sensitive teeth and gums.
- Bleaching refers to a teeth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. For best results, teeth bleaching should be administered by a dentist. The results tend to be far superior than any over-the-counter product.
At The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale UT we have brightened countless smiles with professional-grade teeth whitening. People from Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, Murray, and Sugar House come to us for teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services. Request an appointment with us today!
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