Everyone wants it: a brighter, whiter, more winning smile. Tooth whitening can help you get it. Is going white just right for you? Following are seven simple answers to help enlighten you about our Chicago tooth whitening services.
1. Is tooth whitening right for all teeth?
Ask the Chicago dentists at Dental Professionals to evaluate your teeth before deciding on tooth whitening services. Yellowish, hued teeth respond well to bleach, but brownish-colored and grayish-hued teeth do not. Tooth whitening does not whiten caps, veneers or bonded teeth. Finally, if you're nursing or pregnant, we do not recommend whitening.
2. Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes. Be assured that the tooth whitening services we provide will not soften enamel or existing fillings. The primary ingredient in the tooth whitening formula we use at Dental Professionals is hydrogen peroxide, used safely in tooth whitening procedures for over 100 years.
3. Can tooth whitening be done in your Chicago and Skokie offices?
If you prefer, chair side power bleaching can be done in one hour at our Chicago and Skokie offices. We'll apply a protective gel or rubber shield for your gums, apply tooth whitening agent and use a special light to enhance the action of the agent. One session is generally enough to significantly whiten your teeth; some patients may require an additional session.
4. What if I want to whiten my teeth at home?
Take-home tooth whitening is available to be done anywhere and anytime. We'll give you a custom-made bleaching tray filled with a mild bleaching agent. Just wear the tray daily as prescribed by your dentist for two to four weeks for great results.
5. How much whiter will my teeth look?
Most people see a significant change in the whiteness of their smiles; but results will vary by individual.
6. Is bleaching painful in any way?
The majority of patients experience no pain or sensitivity during the process or after.
7. How do I keep my teeth white after the bleaching?
To maintain your new bright smile, brush your teeth twice daily or after each meal and floss once a day, visit our dentists regularly for cleanings and check-ups and do a touch-up bleach at home. With regular professional care and use of after-care products, you can maintain your new whiteness for many years.