Many patients at our office, East Mountain Dental, benefit from teeth whitening. There are many ways to get teeth whitening in Provo, Utah, but East Mountain Dental is the best and most effective way. Professional teeth whitening is not only more efficient, but it is also more effective. 


Should I Choose Professional or Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening?

At East Mountain Dental, we recommend over-the-counter products for some things, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain. However, when it comes to teeth whitening, we also recommend using a professional dentist. Teeth whitening in Provo affects the appearance of your smile and your health. Before a teeth whitening procedure, we recommend that patients have good oral health. This means their smile should be free of gum disease and dental decay. If you do not have good oral health before teeth whitening, you could further damage your teeth. 

Over-the-counter solutions also do not provide consistent, effective results like professional dental offices do. Over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions typically use a lower strength whitening solution, which may lead to whitening your teeth repeatedly to get the same results as an in-office treatment. Additionally, over-the-counter whitening solutions also do not use custom whitening trays. Non-custom trays mean that the whitening solution may not reach all the crevices of your teeth. 


Whitening Solutions We Offer in Provo, Utah?

After your dentist has cleared you of teeth whitening, it is time to get your whitening treatment. At East Mountain Dental, we offer Opalescence whitening treatments. With our Opalescence treatment, we offer in-office and at-home whitening treatments. 


In-Office Whitening

In-office teeth whitening with Opalescence produces results in one or two 20 minute treatments. Your dentist will use an Opalescence boost, which uses a solid formula to whiten your teeth without an LED light. Additionally, unlike other whitening treatments, Opalescence boost does not use heat. It is chemically activated. Another feature that many patients enjoy is that the solution contains potassium nitrate, which decreases tooth sensitivity, and fluoride, which increases the strength of the outer layer of your tooth, the enamel. 


At-Home Whitening

At East Mountain Dental, we use Opalescence PF for our at-home whitening treatment. With this treatment, we will design you a custom whitening tray. Although this tray may look like a retainer, it has unique grooves around the teeth to hold the whitening solution. To use the custom whitening tray, place the whitening solution in the tray and then place the tray in your mouth. 

At East Mountain Dental, we recommend that patients wear their custom whitening tray with the solution once a day for up to 10 days. The amount of time you wear the tray will depend on the strength of the whitening solution you choose. The most robust whitening solution is 45% carbamide peroxide, while the weakest is 10% carbamide peroxide. At-home whitening is an excellent solution for patients that want to whiten their smile in their own home but still use a professional strength whitening solution. 


What is the Difference Between Opalescence Go and Opalescence PF?

Some patients may be familiar with Opalescence Go, an at-home whitening treatment. Like Opalescence PF, Opalescence Go is only offered in a dental office such as East Mountain Dental. The most significant difference is the active ingredient used in both whitening products. 

Opalescence Go uses hydrogen peroxide, while Opalescence PF uses carbamide peroxide. There is not a big difference in hydrogen peroxide versus carbamide peroxide results. Both whitening solutions have beautiful impacts. The most significant difference you may notice is that carbamide peroxide has ⅓ the strength of hydrogen peroxide, so you may see that your whitening solution for hydrogen peroxide has a smaller percentage than carbamide peroxide. Overall, both at-home products produce excellent results. 


If you are interested in teeth whitening in Provo, look no further than East Mountain Dental. We are happy to help you achieve your dream smile. If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening in Provo or if you would like to schedule an appointment, call our office today.