If you have been desiring to whiten your smile but have had a hard time choosing between teeth whitening at home on your own or going to see a dentist, please let us help you. Throughout this post, you will learn why it is highly recommended to whiten your smile through a professional dental office such as Dental Care of Jackson Hole and why over-the-counter products won’t help you reach your shade goal. 

Please continue reading about the benefits of in-office teeth whitening and what our team at Dental Care of Jackson Hole can provide you and all other residents of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 


What’s the Difference? 

Patients have a common question patients have is, “what is the difference between using store-bought products and professional whitening?” We understand the thought process behind wanting to use store-bought products to whiten your smile and how you may think that it is cheaper and more convenient, but, in the long run, it’s quite the opposite. 

The main difference between store-bought whitening and professional whitening is the materials used and how long each lasts. Products such as whitening toothpaste and whitening strips give buyers results, but results are temporary and require frequent repurchase and reuse to maintain a minimal white shade. Through professional whitening, results are quick, and if maintained, they can last a long time. 


What Does Professional Whitening Look Like? 

Whitening through a professional dental office like Dental Care of Jackson Hole can look a little something like this:

Consultation with the Dentist: 

Dr. Paula Schmidt is very involved in each patient’s dental needs and wants for their smile. To start your professional whitening process, you would first meet with her to discuss your specific wants for your smile, and she will review your dental history to ensure that whitening is suitable and safe for you.


Schedule an Appointment: 

We utilize ZOOM! Whitening in our office. This type of whitening is an in-office treatment where a dental professional is doing the entire process. Each whitening session can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. 


ZOOM! Whitening: 

Whitening with ZOOM! is quick, easy, and completely painless. ZOOM! It uses light-activated hydrogen peroxide gel and a curing light to whiten your smile. The gel is painted onto the teeth and then activated by the light. The light gently penetrates the teeth to remove stains and discoloration from the surface when this happens.  



After your first whitening session using ZOOM! Whitening, you will be blown away by the results. Although it isn’t permanent, the results presented to you after using ZOOM! It will be incredibly long-lasting and might only need minor touch ups to maintain its shade. 


Why Whiten My Smile? 

Although professional whitening isn’t necessary to make a smile beautiful, it can significantly improve your confidence in the appearance of your smile. Over time and due to what we eat and drink, our teeth can become stained and discolored. Many choose to live with these discolorations, not knowing that there is a way to enhance their appearance. You will walk out of our office by the end of your appointment feeling empowered and confident. 

Through professional whitening, it is guaranteed that you are only receiving the best and safest products. 


Teeth Whitening in Jackson Hole

If you have been considering learning more about professional teeth whitening or want to schedule an appointment with us, please call our office located here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

We look forward to seeing you and helping you take your smile to the next level!