Teeth Whitening Chicago, IL
So, your smile isn’t as bright as it used to be? No matter how good your oral hygiene may be, stains and darkening can affect the brightness of your smile. However, don’t worry, in today’s market, there are many products to choose from that help whiten your teeth. Some are effective, and some may leave you wanting more. Whether you decide to use toothpaste or a wash, whitening strips or trays, or an in-office professional whitening treatment, we will help you pick which option best suits your needs.
Consider Your Options
Your first line of defense against staining to consider is toothpaste. To some degree, all toothpaste help combat superficial stains, because they contain small abrasives that rub the surface of the tooth. Some contain hydrogen peroxide to help lighten the tooth at a deeper level, and some contain gentle polishing agents to provide additional stain removal on the surface. You can see an improvement of about one shade with continued use.
Whitening rinses are a fairly new product that freshens the breath and reduce plaque. This can help fight off gum disease, but some experts say that the amount of contact time with the tooth reduces their whitening effectiveness.
Another product that can be purchased over-the-counter is whitening strips or gels. Whitening strips are ultra-thin, making them nearly invisible. They are coated with a peroxide-based gel that helps whiten; however, final results are only sustained for a few months. Gels have similar longevity, differing only in that a tiny brush is used to apply the gel rather than a strip.
Tray-based whitening systems are the most effective option, next to a professional in-office whitening. You can purchase over-the-counter trays and whitening agents, or come in and visit us for more professional grade products. The process is simple. Just fill a tray that has been molded to fit your teeth with a gel whitening solution. Wear the tray for a few hours (depending on instructions), every night for up to four weeks or longer. This depends on the desired amount of whitening. We recommend coming in to have your tray professionally fabricated and to receive professional grade whitening agents. This will produce far more effective results than store bought products.
The most effective and immediate method is an in-office whitening. You may need to come in for several visits depending on how much whitening you would like to have done, but each visit only requires a 30-60 minute treatment. Having a professional oversee your whitening is the safest form of bleaching. Dramatic results can be seen after one visit, but we recommend taking to Dr. Medhat to discuss your best options.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution to discolored or yellowing teeth. Time and consumption of certain foods or drinks can affect and diminish the results of your treatment. However, we recommend using our professional services to ensure the most effective and long-lasting results. If professionally made trays or an in-office whitening seems like the best option for you, call us at (773) 831-6696 Milwaukee Ave Location, (773) 831-7399 East Washington Location and schedule an appointment!
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Mailing Address: P.O Box 316530, Chicago, Illinois, 60631
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