Dental whitening improves the look of natural teeth, but this popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is not for everyone. So, before using any OTC products, first discuss teeth whitening options with your Chicago dentist. You might not be a candidate for teeth whitening. This is especially true if you have:
After you undergoing whitening treatment at Dental Impressions, your results should last from 4–12 months. However, your teeth can get stained again. Therefore, it is important to limit or avoid consuming heavily pigmented foods and drinks such as red wine, coffee, tea, and blueberries. Furthermore, to keep your newly whitened smile shining bright, practice good oral care habits.
Once you are approved for dental whitening, you can do it at-home or in-office. Both options are dentist-supervised with professional bleaching agents.
At Dental Impressions, we provide dentist-supervised teeth whitening treatments. Professional dental whitening is faster and stronger than over-the-counter products. Before being approved for teeth whitening of any kind, you will first undergo a dental exam. Then, for your convenience, we over two treatment options:
1. Take-Home Whitening Kits: At-home teeth bleaching kits are dispensed by our dentist. They come with a customized bleaching tray and professional-grade gel. Like OTC whitening products, these kits are simple to use. You will achieve better results than with a store-bought whitening kit.
2. In-Office Whitening Treatment: Typically, in-office teeth bleaching will get your teeth up to 10 shades whiter. After a comprehensive exam, your Chicago dentist will know if whitening is safe for your teeth. Then, if you choose in-office treatment, your dentist will: