Teeth Whitening in Salt Lake City, UT


Get A Brighter, Whiter Smile With Dr. Robert Palmer!

A beautiful, bright smile can make a great first impression and boost your confidence. If your teeth have become dull, yellowed, or stained over time, teeth whitening is an effective way to restore their natural whiteness. 

SLC Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, offers professional teeth whitening treatments that can dramatically brighten your smile in just one visit. Led by Dr. Robert Palmer, an experienced cosmetic dentist, SLC Dental uses the latest dental technology and techniques to safely and effectively whiten teeth without causing sensitivity.

Call (801) 355-6997 today to schedule your whitening appointment at our Salt Lake City dental office.

side by side graphic of before and after teeth whitening

What Causes Teeth to Become Yellow or Stained?

Many factors can contribute to a dull or discolored smile over time, including the following factors:

  • As you age, the outer enamel layer of your teeth naturally becomes thinner, revealing the yellowish dentin underneath. 
  • Teeth also absorb stains from food and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries. 
  • Smoking is another major culprit for tooth discoloration and stains. 
  • Trauma can also affect tooth color. 
  • Certain medications like tetracycline have an effect on tooth color.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

There are many advantages to professional teeth whitening treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Palmer instead of using at-home whitening treatments like teeth whitening toothpastes or whitening strips:

  • Dramatically whiter, brighter teeth in one treatment
  • Removes years of surface stains and inner discoloration
  • Uses the safest, most effective formulas and techniques
  • Customized to your individual needs and desired level of whitening
  • Minimal sensitivity or irritation of gums
  • Results last one to three years with proper care
  • Improves self-esteem with a whiter, more vibrant smile

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening Over At-Home Whitening?

Compared to over-the-counter at-home whitening treatments from your local drugstore, like whitening toothpastes or teeth whitening strips, professional teeth whitening treatments are the best way to see significant, lasting results. 

Store-bought teeth whitening strips and trays only remove surface stains from the top layers of your teeth, while professional whitening gel formulas penetrate deep below the enamel. This allows for whiter shades that truly transform your appearance.

before teeth whiteningafter teeth whitening

SLC Dental’s Comfortable Teeth Whitening Experience

Teeth Cleaning and Exam

SLC Dental uses an industry-leading whitening system for fast, comfortable treatments right in our dental chair. Before whitening, Dr. Palmer will perform a comprehensive dental exam and cleaning to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. 

Tooth Preparation

Dr. Palmer will place soft tissue protectors over the gums to shield them from the whitening gel. Then, he’ll customize a lightweight, vacuum-formed tray to your teeth to hold the teeth-whitening gel against them. The powerful whitening gel will be applied to the tray and teeth, and you’ll wear special glasses to protect your eyes.

Waiting Period

Our professional teeth whitening treatment system employs blue-light technology to accelerate and activate the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. Treatments take about an hour, during which you can relax and enjoy our comfortable office environment. A member of our dental team will periodically check your results to ensure we achieve your desired results. 

Finalized Teeth Whitening Results

Once we’ve determined your teeth are as white as you hoped, we’ll rinse the carbamide peroxide whitening gel from your teeth. You can now enjoy your stunning smile!

Some patients experience temporary tooth sensitivity or gum irritation from the bleaching agents, so Dr. Palmer will advise you on proper aftercare. Avoiding staining foods and beverages after teeth whitening will help preserve your bright new smile.

patient looking at her new smile in the mirror

How Long Do Teeth Whitening Results Last?

With proper oral hygiene, professional teeth whitening results can last one to three years. However, results vary based on your oral care habits. Smoking or consuming staining foods or drinks can make your teeth yellow faster. The natural aging process will also gradually lessen the whitening over time. 

Many SLC Dental patients get touch-up teeth whitening yearly to maintain a gorgeous white smile. Discuss routine teeth whitening with our Salt Lake City dentist to see how you can keep your smile looking stunning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The majority of people are great candidates for professional whitening. However, treatments may be less effective for those with grey undertones, dental work like veneers, or teeth with multiple discolored layers.

When performed professionally at the correct peroxide amount and duration, whitening doesn’t damage enamel. The ingredients only affect stains rather than tooth structure. Choose professional teeth whitening treatment for the safest formulas and techniques.

Unfortunately, dental insurance often doesn’t provide coverage for professional whitening because it’s a cosmetic treatment. However, ask your insurer, as some plans help pay a portion of the fee. Your dentist may also offer affordable payment plans.

You’ll see dramatically whiter teeth right after your first treatment, with full results in two to four weeks. Results can last one to three years with proper dental hygiene and touch-up treatments.

Schedule Professional Teeth Whitening

in Salt Lake City, UT

Are you ready for a whiter, brighter smile? Contact SLC Dental today to schedule a teeth whitening consultation with Dr. Robert Palmer. Call (801) 355-6997 or request an appointment online to get started.

Our experienced Salt Lake City dental team will help design a customized whitening treatment plan based on your goals. In just a few short visits, you can walk out with dramatically whiter teeth that give you the confidence to smile more.