Teeth Whitening in Elk Grove Village, IL
Do you find yourself wishing your smile looked better? Whiter teeth can significantly improve the appearance of your smile without the need to resort to more invasive (and more expensive!) treatments. With professional teeth whitening, you can get impressive results quickly. Our Elk Grove Village, IL dental office offers professional take-home teeth whitening kits so you can whiten your teeth conveniently, on your own schedule, in the comfort of your own home.
Can Teeth Whitening Help Me?
Teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons. Smoking, foods and drinks known for staining (such as red wine, coffee, and tea), and even some medications can cause your teeth to lose their luster and become yellow or grayish. Your teeth also naturally become yellower as you age. The rate at which this occurs depends a great deal on genetics.
While teeth discoloration can be prevented to a certain extent with good oral hygiene habits, including regular brushing and flossing and professional cleanings twice a year, some yellowing is still inevitable.
If your teeth and gums are healthy and your primary concern is aesthetics, professional teeth whitening may be the perfect solution. Call our office to schedule an examination and consultation with Dr. Vishal Advani. He will work with you to create a treatment plan, which may include professional teeth whitening.
How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?
Once you and Dr. Advani determine that teeth whitening is a good choice for you, Dr. Advani will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are then used to create customized whitening trays that perfectly match the shape of your mouth and teeth.
Dr. Advani will review the procedure for teeth whitening with you and make sure that all your questions are answered before you leave our office with the kit. Once you are at home, place the whitening gel in the customized tray as instructed and then wear the trays daily for the prescribed length of time, usually about 30 minutes. After the full treatment is complete, return to our office so Dr. Advani can check your progress, discuss if you would like to go whiter, and set up a maintenance plan for you so your teeth can stay white for years to come.
The Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening
Although professional teeth whitening costs a little bit more than over-the-counter whitening, you will find that the customized approach is much more effective and gives you better results.
Because professional trays are customized, you lower the risk of getting whitening product where it doesn’t belong – namely, on your lips and gums. Professional whitening products also contain desensitizers, meaning that even people with sensitive teeth can whiten their teeth comfortably and effectively. The concentration of whitening agent in professional teeth whitening treatments is much higher than in over-the-counter kits, which means that you don’t have to commit to your whitening treatment for nearly as long.
To find out more about professional teeth whitening and schedule a consultation with Dr. Advani, please call our office today!