Teeth Whitening For A Bigger, Brighter Smile

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Over time, our smiles lose their brilliance. Let’s face it, our teeth endure a lot of wear and tear as we age. That’s natural and to be expected. Fortunately, you can turn back the hands of time with professional teeth whitening from your Park Ridge dentist.

A big part of the dulling of our smiles is due to what we consume. Here are the top culprits:

  • coffee
  • tea
  • red wine

Why causes these substances to discolor teeth? They contain chromogens, intensely pigmented molecules that can attach to a tooth’s enamel and cause extrinsic stains (aka surface stains). Whitening toothpaste can be used to remove this discoloration gently. However, the surface below the enamel, known as dentin, can soak up deeper intrinsic stains. When stains reach this tooth’s inner layer, you need a peroxide bleaching agent to remove them.

Professional Teeth Whitening Vs. In-Store Kits

The bleaching agent used by your Park Ridge dentist features a higher concentration and used for a shorter time. We are highly confident in their safety and effectiveness, and we’ll work with you to determine just how many shades you’d like to go up. Should you decide to go with a do-it-yourself kit, you should know that these products typically contain less active ingredient, which means it will take longer to get the results you desire. Plus, the results may not be what you had in mind at all. A process that involves a dentist’s supervision is the most reliable option for all patients.

Want to learn more about teeth whitening? Ready to take the plunge? Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation. We’ll answer all your questions about this cosmetic treatment and help you determine if it’s the right option for you.