Stained, yellowed, and darkened teeth may be caused by a variety of factors, including age, smoking habits, staining foods and drinks, and certain medications. These conditions or factors can wear down the teeth and show the dark layer of dentin underneath the tooth enamel. Foods, drinks, and tobacco products can stain or discolor the enamel. However, discolored teeth may be reversed with professional teeth whitening treatment.
Dr. Nechama Brand and Dr. Abraham Stein offer professional tooth whitening services to patients in Chicago, IL. At Premier Dentistry, Dr. Brand and Dr. Stein make it their mission to help their patients discover the best treatment options to improve their smiles. Learn more about this cosmetic dental treatment below.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
With professional teeth whitening, patients don’t have to worry about tooth damage as the bleaching agents we use are crafted with tooth sensitivity in mind. Over-the-counter tooth whitening treatments are usually not effective enough to whiten teeth. However, when teeth whitening is overseen by a dentist, treatment can lighten the tooth enamel by multiple shades.
Teeth whitening treatment not only brightens teeth and boosts self-confidence but also improves overall oral health. Patients who receive our whitening treatment are often more motivated to maintain their smiles at home and schedule regular dental checkups. Maintaining oral health and hygiene and staying away from staining foods and beverages allows for tooth whitening results to last longer.
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening utilizes a gel containing the activating agent of hydrogen peroxide to penetrate the tooth enamel for a brighter smile. During teeth whitening treatment, we apply the whitening gel to the teeth and activate it using a special light.
This quick and effective treatment is repeated several times to lighten the tooth enamel by multiple shades. Because treatment is quick, in-office tooth whitening is great for patients who want to whiten teeth before special occasions such as birthday parties, weddings, and graduations.
Take-Home Professional Teeth Whitening
To create a take-home whitening tray, we first take dental impressions of teeth. After the tray is fabricated from these impressions, it is used to hold a whitening solution against the teeth. With this method, teeth can be either overnight or for an hour or so in the evening, for several weeks.
Take-home whitening results will differ from person to person, and depend on the patient’s tooth structure and composition. Teeth whitening treatment can be done before receiving other cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Brighten Your Smile Today
Do you want to eliminate years of staining on your teeth? Call Premier Dentistry for teeth whitening treatment today at 312.481.6859. Schedule a consultation with Chicago, IL dentists Dr. Stein and Dr. Brand.
Our dentists in Chicago, IL will help you determine if you would like to undergo in-office treatment or bring the convenience of professional teeth whitening at home with you. Dr. Stein, Dr. Brand, and the rest of our dental team would be happy to answer any remaining questions you may have about teeth whitening treatment.