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Teeth Whitening

12
AUG
2016

Whitening vs Bleaching At Salt Lake Dental Care In Murray

Whitening vs Bleaching At Salt Lake Dental Care In Murray

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry service that Salt Lake Dental Care provides in-office or through a take home kit. Results vary, but most patients experience significant lightening that lasts up to a year. Our Murray and Sandy teeth whitening patients affirm that a whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching, however, mean two different things. Surface cracks and stains occur on tooth enamel, exposing the yellower dentin below the surface. Discoloration can be the result of the natural aging process, illness, genetics, or dark colored food or drink. Foods and beverages that are both dark colored and acidic – like wine, coffee, and tomato sauce  – have even greater staining power.

Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel
: toothpaste, do it yourself strips, and certain mouthwashes are safe and inexpensive and can turn teeth whiter with continued, regular use. The extent of whitening varies, and it takes dedicated, consistent use to see results.

Whitening products that do not contain bleach can usually make teeth two to four shades lighter. These are a good choice for Salt Lake City men and women with sensitive teeth and gums that can react to products containing harsher whitening chemicals. For pregnant or nursing mothers, the non-bleach whitening products are the safer choice.

Teeth bleaching is used to describe a tooth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in varying concentrations. For best results, teeth bleaching should be done in-office by your Utah cosmetic dentist. Bleaching can achieve more noticeable results, sometimes up to seven shades lighter. Intrinsic stains on the dentin, as well as surface stains can be effectively lightened under an experienced Salt Lake City dentist’s supervision.

Call the high-quality team at Salt Lake Dental Care to schedule a consultation!

Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care
Providing advanced general and cosmetic dentistry since 2005
https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/
Visit Us Once and You’ll Be A Patient For Life

The following online articles were used as source material for this post:
Linda Dyett, ‘Teeth Whitening: How it Works and What it Costs,’ Consumer Guide to Dentistry, September 12, 2011, http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/teeth-whitening/.htm, accessed on Feb 6, 2012
‘How to Whiten Teeth,’ What’s Cooking America, http://whatscookingamerica.net/HealthBeauty/TeethWhitening.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

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31
OCT
2014

Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains In Sandy

Murray Teeth Bleaching

Hello Sandy! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Murray residents can dramatically improve their appearance.

It is important to realize that not every smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking, and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Murray dental patients have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us are that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced dentist such as Clint Blackwood of Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray. Clint Blackwood and the experienced team of dental professionals at Salt Lake Dental Care have been brightening smiles since 2005. We also offer wisdom teeth removal, Invisalign, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

06
DEC
2013

Teeth Whitening at Your Murray Dentist

Professional Teeth Whitening at Your Murray UT Dentist Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile in Murray. It is quick, affordable, and non-invasive. Though some Salt Lake City cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.

If you have looked into Murray UT teeth whitening, you probably already know the basics. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

There are many DIY teeth bleaching products available in Salt Lake City and it seems like new ones appear every time you visit the toothpaste aisle at your Salt Lake City grocery or Sandy drug store.

These Murray UT tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in Murray cosmetic dental offices. It may not be strong enough for your tooth stains.

Tooth whitening offered at Sandy mall kiosks is risky, also. Most of these teeth whitening businesses in Utah have no professional oversight and the employees have little dental training. (Except instruction on how to take advantage of customer naivety.)

Clint Blackwood recommends that you use extreme caution when considering a take-home Salt Lake City tooth whitener. If you have tooth decay, gum recession, crowns, or veneers, you should deal with these issues before you whiten your teeth.

The portion of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may respond differently to tooth whitener. Likewise, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten crowns and veneers. If you use a DIY tooth whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, you should probably hope it doesn’t whiten too much–you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!

Even though Murray teeth whitening seems fairly straightforward, your teeth deserve a professional opinion. After all, we are talking about teeth here. You can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.

Schedule a Salt Lake City tooth bleaching evaluation before you waste your money on more Crest White Strips. We can be reached at 801-938-8855.

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22
NOV
2013

Soda Spells Double Trouble For Salt Lake City

Soda Spells The Need For Teeth Whitening For Salt Lake City

Soft drinks, soda, pop. No matter what you call it, it seems that these days it’s the dietary villain of choice. Today in the Salt Lake Dental Care Dental Blog, we are going to give you yet another reason to avoid this ubiquitous drink.

For dental health, soda deals a double punch of damage with two of its ingredients: sugar and phosphoric acid.

Sugar is bad for your teeth primarily because it softens enamel and makes the teeth more prone to decay. This is especially harmful to Salt Lake City, Murray UT, and Sandy children and teens because their enamel is not fully developed.

Some people think that they can avoid problems by choosing diet soda for their refreshment, but, unfortunately, the acids found in diet soda have basically the same detrimental softening effect on enamel.

Soda consumption can also lead to discoloration of teeth and the need for cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening.

Our recommendation is simple: stop drinking soda or dramatically reduce your soda consumption to improve your dental health. Also, keep your kids away from soda as much as possible so their teeth have the chance to mature healthily.

Can’t kick the habit? Try to drink water right after you have soda and brush more often (but wait a half hour after you consume your soda so the enamel isn’t brushed while it is soft).

My name is Dr. Clint Blackwood. I provide advanced general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to the Murray area. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to have the dazzling smile they desire, so if you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, give us a call at 801-938-8855.

Call for your appointment today!

Dr. Clint Blackwood
Salt Lake Dental Care
279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
801-938-8855
https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/meet-dr-blackwood/

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02
AUG
2013

Do Whitestrips Work?

Professional Tooth Whitening Near Sandy Utah If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your Murray Wal-Mart, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options in Salt Lake City were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the Salt Lake City area.

Whitening Rinses
Salt Lake City whitening rinses are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain tooth-whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes. Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this method is simple, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.

Whitening Strips
The whitening strips you can buy in Salt Lake City grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in Sandy dental offices. Another problem is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you’d have chosen the professional system at your Murray tooth whitening dental clinic.

Teeth Whitening Gels
Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.

If you are serious about dramatically whitening your teeth, the safest, quickest, and most affordable system is at your Murray cosmetic dental office.

Salt Lake Dental Care is located at 279 E 5900 S Ste 202 in Murray. Our phone number is 801-938-8855. You can find more information on our Murray dental website online at https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/meet-dr-blackwood/

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24
MAY
2013

Tooth Whitening Dentistry In Salt Lake City

Tooth Whitening Dentistry In Salt Lake City

Tooth whitening has really taken off in Salt Lake city. It has become a popular dental procedure and can provide excellent results if done properly.

There are a lot of options when it comes to tooth whitening. You can choose from a selection of over-the-counter options that you can get at your local pharmacy, or can go to a professional to get a complete tooth whitening solution.

It is a good idea to consult with your dentist before a tooth whitening, regardless of whether you choose to use an over-the-counter product. Your dentist will be able to help you understand the results you can expect, and can help recommend a product that will work for you.

There are many variables when it comes to tooth whitening. The color of your teeth at the beginning of your treatment will make a difference for your ending result. Different tooth whitening treatments will each produce a different result. Your Murray dentist has experience with tooth coloration and the types of treatments available.

In many cases, your Murray dentist will be able to provide you with a tooth whitening solution that you can take home with you. In some cases, your Murray cosmetic dentist may recommend a professional treatment that is done at the dentist’s office.

Professional tooth whitening can produce dramatic results in a single treatment, and is often done over a few treatments.

Tooth whitening is less expensive than it was in the earlier days of tooth whitening technology. Today, tooth whitening treatments are very affordable, and don’t take the time they used to.

If you are interested in a tooth whitening consultation in the Murray area, please call Salt Lake Dental Care and make an appointment to see me. I will be happy to give you a check up, assess your tooth color, and recommend tooth whitening treatments that may be right for you.

-Clint Blackwood, Dr.

05
APR
2013

Whiter Teeth for Murray UT

Whiter Teeth for Murray UT With Zoom Whitening Teeth whitening has become very popular in Murray UT as an easy way to change your smile with little effort and no pain.

Salt Lake Dental Care can help you understand your options for teeth whitening, and can help you understand the results you may expect from various cosmetic dental options.

Over the counter whitening products can give varied results, with most customers feeling unhappy or dissatisfied with their over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions.

Your professional Murray, Utah dentist can help you whiten your teeth effectively, with professional results. If you are ready to try Zoom whitening, please give us a call, or come into our dental practice, and let us share with you the options available and the results you should expect.

-Dr. Clint Blackwood
801-938-8855

23
NOV
2012

Restoring Smiles at Salt Lake Dental Care in Salt Lake City

Cosmetic Dentistry Salt Lake City A great smile is essential for putting your best face forward. At Salt Lake Dental Care, we not only restore teeth to their original condition; we make many Salt Lake City smiles better than they ever were before!

Some patients have only a few problems they wish to correct. Perhaps one or two teeth are misshapen and seem out of alignment. If the problem teeth are only superficially crooked—meaning they do not need to be moved into place with orthodontia—porcelain veneers are the answer. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of one of more teeth. They are extremely versatile and can correct shape, color, or both.

Another plus: porcelain veneers are essentially non-invasive and do not affect healthy tooth structure.

Some of our Salt Lake City area dental patients were happy with their smile in years past but now want to bring up the whiteness a notch or two. Teeth whitening is a popular procedure for our Salt Lake City cosmetic dentistry clients. We provide a variety of teeth whitening options for every type of smile. If you are ready to brighten your smile, come on in; we’ll help you find the best tooth whitening system for your smile.

Put your best face forward with a brand new smile!