Teeth Whitening in Chicago, Illinois
Teeth whitening is a simple technique that can dramatically improve your smile. This non-invasive procedure can change the color of your tooth enamel and take years off your appearance.
Ranked among the highest priorities for dental patients, teeth whitening is available in a variety of different formats. Home teeth whitening systems can have outstanding results. If you use such a system, it is important to replace old crowns, filling, etc., because the bleaching agents will only work on natural tooth enamel. This should be done after all bleaching is complete to ensure an even color on all teeth.
Teeth whitening is temporary. It may be several years before a touch-up is needed, but avoiding smoking and beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine can extend the life of your teeth whitening.
Why Teeth Whitening?
- Fluorosis (white spots from excessive fluoride during childhood)
- Yellow, brown stained teeth
- Normal deterioration of outer tooth layer
- Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.)
What Is the Procedure for Teeth Whitening?
Two visits are usually required for teeth whitening. An impression (mold) is required to create the clear plastic trays will be needed for the whitening solution.
During your second appointment, you will try on the custom trays to ensure a good fit. If necessary, your dentist will make alterations. You will be required to wear the trays with the whitening solution either twice daily for 30 minutes or overnight for a few weeks. This depends on the severity of stains and your desired shade of whitening. Tooth sensitivity is normal during this process, but it will subside once the bleaching process is over.
As with all dental procedures, good habits at home and regular dental visits will contribute to a long-lasting, beautiful white smile.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
If you have a stained or discolored smile, then Dr. Harold Krinsky wants to see you! He has had years of experience in whitening teeth, and it makes him beyond happy when he can deliver the benefits of teeth whitening to someone who is reluctant for the world see their joy because of something so easily corrected.
If you have been reluctant to smile because your teeth are yellow or stained, then you already know that one of the biggest benefits of teeth whitening is being able to speak or smile without trying to hide your teeth from the people you are meeting. It gives a boost to your self-esteem and also makes you look more vital.
Teeth whitening is one of the least expensive cosmetic procedures available, and often the only one you need. If teeth are chipped or cracked, you could go with porcelain veneers, but if the only issue is discoloration or staining, whitening will get the job done less expensively.
How It Works
Teeth whitening removes “lifestyle” stains like the ones you get from coffee, tea and red wine. You can choose from a number of treatment protocols, including in-office, at-home or if you prefer, a combination of the two. Your dentist can provide you with a number of whitening systems, with varying levels of whitening, and varying levels when it comes to maintenance. In short, there is something for every client, with whitening levels that are customizable, and appropriate for every lifestyle.
To do a whitening treatment in-office, your dentist will choose the whitening treatment that is best for you. Then, you will relax in the dentist chair while you wait for the benefits of teeth whitening. Usually, this only takes about a half-hour. Depending on the type of whitening treatment you have chosen, you may also be provided with whitening trays to take home so that you can continue your treatment at your leisure.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of teeth whitening, give Dr. Harold Krinsky a call at 773-685-9666. Our dentist office is located conveniently at 4801 W Peterson Avenue, Suite 316, Chicago, IL 60646. You can also book an appointment by using the link on our Contact Us page. We would welcome an opportunity to help you get the smile you deserve with professional teeth whitening treatments.