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.

We also offer several other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including veneers and dental implants. There is no reason to live with a smile you don’t love!

While many dentists refer to themselves as “cosmetic dentists,” cosmetic dentistry is not a dental specialty in the way that pediatric dentistry or endodontics is. If you are seeking a cosmetic dental procedure, your best bet is to look for a dentist with skill, experience, and results.

Why choose Dr. Vishal Advani for your cosmetic dentistry procedure?

In Elk Grove Village, you can trust Dr. Vishal Advani to perform a range of aesthetic dental techniques with precision and an eye for artistry. Many factors go into making your smile look beautiful and natural. When consulting with you and discussing the improvements you’d like to make to your smile, Dr. Advani will take these into account, carefully considering the size of your mouth, the natural shape of your teeth, the shape of your face, and your coloration and skin tone.

Dr. Advani takes many hours of continuing education every year to stay up to date on the latest techniques of both general and cosmetic dentistry in Elk Grove Village. He knows how to combine techniques to improve both your appearance and your overall health.

Is cosmetic dentistry at our Elk Grove Village dental office right for you?

Do you think of cosmetic dentistry as something that’s just for “vain people?" This is a common misconception. Everyone deserves to have a smile that looks nice. Think about it: What’s one of the very first things you notice when you meet someone? Probably their smile!

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 in Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village dental 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.

What are 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 the 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 the whitening agent in professional teeth whitening treatments from our Elk Grove Village dental office 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.

Is professional teeth whitening more effective than over-the-counter teeth whitening?

Typically, yes. Professional teeth whitening products contain a higher concentration of the whitening agent than over-the-counter whitening treatments, which allows for better whitening in a shorter amount of time.

Additionally, professional kits teeth whitening kits from our Elk Grove Village dental office are customized and use trays that are created to fit your mouth exactly. This means you get better coverage on your teeth while avoiding whitening product coming into contact with sensitive tissues like your lips and gums. Many professional whitening products also contain a desensitizing agent so that even patients with sensitive teeth can leave the product on for the recommended amount of time without pain.

How can I get the most out of my teeth whitening treatment?

If you have recently whitened your teeth, you probably want to keep your beautiful, fresh new look forever. That is understandable! Your smile is an investment in you, and since you now look great, you don’t want to mess it up!

If you are thinking of teeth whitening in Elk Grove Village, give us a call, and we can answer all your questions. In the meantime, here are a few tips to keep your smile white and bright.

Avoid Staining Foods for 48 Hours after Whitening

It is important to remember that your teeth are more susceptible to stains right after you whiten your teeth. This is because the microscopic pores are more open and dry after the whitening process, and they may collect stains more quickly.

Foods such as beets, curry, coffee, red wine, and berries could cast a colorful hue over your new smile. While these foods always stain your teeth and those stains build up over time, it is important to avoid things like colorful cake frosting, bright sodas or juices, and even mouthwash that has a color right after you whiten. You could end up with a blue or green smile!

Avoid Tobacco

If you use tobacco, whether smoking or chewing, right after you whiten your teeth is a good time to stop. Not only does tobacco use have a negative impact on your health, but it also turns your smile brown and yellow.

If you need help quitting your tobacco habit, let us know.

Coffee Stains

Coffee is a ritual in the morning for many of our patients (and staff!). If you must drink coffee in the mornings following your teeth whitening treatment, let it cool down and sip it through a straw. This will allow much of the coffee to bypass your newly whitened teeth. Be sure to brush after you’re done!

How can I find out more about cosmetic dentistry in Elk Grove Village?

Give us a call today. We look forward to talking with you about the goals for your smile. Talk to Dr. Advani about the best cosmetic dentistry treatments for you!