Do you desire a whiter, brighter smile? You may want to consider getting a teeth whitening treatment at our Skokie, IL dental office. Professional teeth whitening is an effective and safe way to brighten stained or discolored teeth. At The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry, we offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments. Our patients can achieve effective results with both solutions. Continue reading to learn more about this cosmetic dentistry treatment and how we can help you brighten your smile in a single visit.
How Can Teeth Whitening Benefit Me?
Teeth whitening can have a huge impact on your self-esteem and confidence levels. Having sparkling white teeth can really lift your spirits and give you the perfect smile. On top of making you feel good, teeth whitening has a number of practical and cosmetic benefits. Patients who choose teeth whitening can look forward to the following benefits:
- Results are noticeable immediately after your treatment.
- Give your smile a rejuvenated, refreshed look.
- Improve your oral hygiene.
- Make crowns and veneers appear more natural-looking.
- You can achieve noticeable results on your own time with take-home teeth whitening.
- In-office teeth whitening can brighten your smile up to eight shades in one hour.
- We can customize whitening treatments to meet your cosmetic goals.
Why Choose our Professional Teeth Whitening Services?
When compared to over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments, our professional teeth whitening service provides more effective results. Additionally, it lessens the risk of damage to your gums and tooth enamel. Over-the-counter whitening can often take longer than the desired time period to produce results. Even then, the results may be hardly noticeable or inconsistent throughout the enamel.
Our team applies professional-grade bleaching agents to your enamel, which penetrate the top layer of the enamel to remove tough stains. In many cases, you are likely wasting time and money with over-the-counter teeth whitening. If you are searching for a solution to whiten your smile, visit our dental office at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. Our dentists will help you determine if professional teeth whitening is right for you!
Teeth Whitening Options at our Dental Office
Dr. Stein or Dr. Weiss can assess your smile and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine which teeth whitening procedures are right for you. For extrinsic stains, teeth whitening can help brighten your tooth enamel.
However, for intrinsic stains, porcelain veneers or tooth bonding may be a more suitable cosmetic dentistry treatment. In most cases, patients should have generally healthy teeth and gums before receiving any cosmetic treatment, including professional teeth whitening.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
With take-home teeth whitening, patients can brighten their smiles in the comfort of their own homes. This will require at least two visits to our Skokie dentist office. During your first visit, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and take impressions of your smile. We will use the impressions to create your custom whitening trays. At your next appointment, we will supply you with your whitening trays and teeth whitening solutions. Our team will also discuss the specifics of your treatment plan.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening is the preferred method for many patients. The results are noticeable immediately after treatment and only require one visit to our dental practice. We use medical-grade bleaching agents and advanced dental technology to safely and effectively brighten your tooth enamel. No whitening strips or hassle! Your treatment plan is completely customizable to meet your cosmetic goals.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How fast can a dentist whiten my teeth?
The speed of a professional whitening treatment will depend on the type of whitening method your dentist uses and the starting shade of your teeth. We can complete a whitening treatment in as little as one office visit, typically taking between 30-90 minutes. Other whitening treatments may take several office visits spread over several days or weeks. Effects can typically start to show in the first 24 hours. Professional whitening effects begin to show faster than at home kits, which can take up to three weeks to see.
How much does it cost to professionally whiten my teeth at the dentist?
The average cost of professional teeth whitening varies from $300-$1,000 per visit. The national average is about $650 per visit.
How long does professional teeth whitening last?
Professional teeth whitening can last for a long time. It is dependent on how your teeth react to the bleaching, and the concentration of the bleaching agent. Results tend to last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years, but on average, our patients see them lasting for about 12 months. They can last up to 2 years with proper diet and care. However, the longevity of whitening effects varies from patient to patient. Taking good care of your teeth will ensure that your whitening results will last as long as possible.
Can teeth whitening damage my teeth?
Teeth whitening typically does not damage teeth enamel. Whitening solutions only affect the tooth’s dentin, which is what holds stains and the color of the tooth. However, the risk of damage is still possible in some cases since some whitening systems often involve bleaching agents that are corrosive. To minimize the risks associated with teeth whitening, it is important that you only use approved and tested products and follow all instructions. We recommend only getting whitening procedures from a dental professional.
How do I maintain my teeth whitening results?
It is important for our patients to maintain the results of their whitening treatment. Doing so will ensure that your teeth stay as white as they were the day after your treatment. Keep the following tips in mind to help your results last a long time before you need a touch-up:
- Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco.
- Moderate your coffee and tea intake.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss.
- Minimize sugary snacks and drinks.
- Rinse your mouth with water after every meal.
- Use a whitening toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush.
- Keep up with regular dental visits and check-ups.
- Use a hydrogen peroxide whitening mouthwash one or two times a week.
- Use followup whitening strips or whitening trays as directed by your dentist.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Visit The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry for a cosmetic consultation. If you want to achieve a whiter, brighter smile, consider getting professional tooth whitening in our Skokie dental office near Park Ridge. We offer a full range of treatment options to improve the appearance of your natural smile. To learn more about your options and brighten your smile, call 847.750.3125 or request an appointment online.