Salt Lake City UT dentist, Dr. Stobbe Family Dentistry & Orthodontics
Teeth Whitening

Salt Lake City UT Dentist teeth whiteningWhat is Tooth Whitening?

Tooth Whitening is actually a mild bleaching process that restores stained or discolored teeth to a healthy, natural color. Don't be misled by unproven and ineffective over-the-counter whitening solutions. Our office uses an advanced procedure that is only available from your dentist.

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Teeth become discolored for different reasons:

  • Frequently drinking coffee, tea, or colas.
  • Some antibiotics may darken developing teeth in children.
  • Aging - The dentin underneath the enamel of a tooth gradually darkens with age.
  • Use of tobacco products.
  • Accidents - If a tooth has been traumatized, sometimes the nerve will gradually "die," and the tooth becomes dark.
  • After Root Canal Therapy, a tooth will generally darken.

Is Whitening Safe?

Whitening is very safe. We use a product that has been proven safe when used under the direction of a dentist.

Is Whitening For Me?

Dr. Stobbe will evaluate your teeth and smile to determine whether whitening is right for you. In some cases a different cosmetic procedure may better meet your expectations, but whitening is a safe, fast and easy process that is effective for almost everyone!

What Is The Whitening Process?

color match
First, we will make impressions of your teeth so that our lab can create custom whitening trays to fit your mouth. These trays will guide the whitening agent to the areas of your teeth that need to be whitened. We will record the current color of your teeth to help you monitor your progress.
   
bleaching tray
Next, we will fit your custom trays in your mouth to ensure they feel comfortable. We will instruct you on how to apply the whitening agent to your trays and how to insert them into your mouth. You will take the custom trays and whitening agent home with you. Most patients wear the whitening trays at night while they sleep, but they may be worn during the day since the clear, custom-fitted trays are barely visible and do not interfere with your ability to speak.

When Will I See Results?

Immediately! Most patients see results after the first night. It will typically take from 2 to 6 weeks to restore your teeth to a beautiful white. The time it will take depends on the original color of your teeth, how discolored they were, and how frequently the treatment is applied.

How Long Will The Results Last?

The effects typically last several years. Many patients choose to "touch-up" their teeth every 6 to 12 months by applying the treatment for 1 or 2 nights. "Touch-ups" are especially useful for patients that drink beverages that stain teeth, like coffee, tea, and colas.

Are There Any Side-Effects?

Some patients may experience heightened tooth sensitivity to cold, or mild tooth or gum sensitivity during treatment, but these symptoms are only temporary and disappear within a few days.

 

About Us | Meet Our Team | Orthodontics | Cosmetic Dentistry | Teeth Whitening | TMJ/TMD | Sleep Apnea | Dental Sedation
Latest Technology | Conditions | Procedures | Payment & Insurance | New Patient Forms | Map & Hours | Contact Us

© Copyright 2011 - Dental WebSmith, Inc. and Dr. Joseph William Stobbe Jr. D.M.D. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer: The information provided within is intended to help you better understand
dental conditions and procedures. It is not meant to serve as delivery of medical or dental
care. If you have specific questions or concerns, contact your health care provider.


Privacy Policy