Teeth Whitening

Teeth become naturally discolored and stained over time, and there’s no simpler or quicker way to improve the look of your smile and your smile confidence than with professional teeth whitening treatments. 

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening treatments that a dentist oversees are faster, more effective, and safer than over-the-counter whitening treatments. At the dentist’s office, we can customize the treatments you receive to help you achieve the optimal level of whitening while ensuring the safety of your tooth enamel and minimizing post-whitening sensitivity. 

Additionally, we can ensure that teeth whitening won’t put your general at risk. For example, teeth whitening products might not be safe for women who are pregnant or lactating, or patients with other health concerns.

Professional Teeth Whitening Options

At Glen Ellyn Dentistry, we offer our patients two options for professional teeth whitening. These include professional teeth whitening in our office and professional take-home teeth whitening kits. 

Teeth Whitening at the Dentist’s Office

We use the Zoom! Chairside Whitening System. This system lightens the dentin and tooth enamel with a whitening gel with a 25%-strength hydrogen peroxide component. A special mercury metal halide light activates the gel to achieve a controlled level of whitening and dazzling final results. 

As with all professional whitening treatments, the final results can depend on the current degree of staining on the teeth. 

Professional teeth whitening in our office offers several benefits:

  • Faster treatment times
  • Simultaneous treatment of all teeth
  • Longer-lasting results
  • Less post-treatment sensitivity
  • Removal of stains on dental prosthetics (crowns, veneers, bridges, and other restorations)
  • Safe treatments administered by an experienced professional

Teeth Whitening at Home

For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their homes, we also provide patients with dentist-guided, professional-grade teeth whitening at home. Our at-home whitening kits include custom-designed trays for even and thorough application of the whitening agent.

To whiten your teeth at home, we provide you with everything you need (whitening agents and custom-designed trays). For your safety, at-home whitening takes place over several whitening sessions. The treatments can be applied for 30 minutes, twice a day, for about two weeks. 

At-home whitening kits deliver dramatic results, but the whitening agents used are not as strong as those used with in-office treatments. This is to ensure safe application. As a result, however, at-home whitening is not effective on dental prosthetics such as crowns, veneers, or bridges. 

How To Maintain Your Brighter, Whiter Smile

You can preserve your whiter, brighter smile by using over-the-counter teeth-whitening products approved by the American Dental Association, such as teeth-whitening toothpaste, strips, or mouthwash. 

We also recommend avoiding activities that can stain your teeth. Avoid smoking and tobacco products of all kinds. Additionally, limit your intake of highly pigmented foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, dark-colored soda, berries, and chocolate. 

Professional Alternatives to Teeth Whitening

If the discoloration on your teeth cannot be effectively addressed with professional teeth whitening treatments, alternative treatment options exist to create a brighter, whiter smile. These include Bioclear, dental bonding, dental veneers, and dental crowns that can be used to cover up stubborn stains and discoloration. 

Professional Teeth Whitening With Our Dentists in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

As dental professionals who value the art of dentistry and prioritize the health and comfort of our patients, we understand the importance of having a bright and vibrant smile. Our team of expert dentists is equipped to offer you professional teeth whitening treatments that are not only quick and convenient but also tailored to your unique needs. Depending on the level of discoloration on your teeth and any existing dental work, we can recommend the most effective whitening treatment to revitalize the appearance of your smile. 

To learn more about our teeth whitening services or to request an appointment, please reach out to Glen Ellyn Dentistry at 630-942-0727 today.

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We look forward to welcoming new patients into our office and seeing our existing patients again. To request an appointment, we welcome you to contact our office at 630-942-0727 or complete the appointment request form on our website.

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