Many people desire to have beautiful white teeth well into old age. Unfortunately, factors such as aging, smoking, drinking excess tea and coffee, or taking some medications can leave our teeth stained and dampen our hopes of pearly whites. Very few things affect your confidence when you smile like teeth discoloration. Irrespective of why your teeth are no longer white, there are still different teeth whitening options available for you. If you are looking for professional teeth whitening in Des Plaines IL, we can help you.
Consulting With Your Dentist
If you plan to get your teeth whitened or bleached, your dentist should be the first person you consult. This is because they have a history of your dental health and practices and would be in the right position to recommend the teeth whitening options for you. Generally, you have two options when it comes to achieving a brighter smile with whiter teeth. You can choose to have your teeth whitened by yourself at home, or you can choose to have them professionally whitened in our office, Roseroot Dental. Results for both options vary, but they typically involve whitening your teeth with a peroxide-based solution.
Teeth Whitening At Home
If you choose to whiten your teeth at home, the different options your dentist might recommend are:
Teeth Whitening Toothpastes: Many toothpastes already contain mild whitening properties to an extent. However, with whitening toothpastes, the chemicals and compounds that help to brighten teeth are present in much higher quantities. They are effective in brightening your teeth by about a shade. Whitening toothpaste is relatively inexpensive compared to other teeth whitening methods. They typically do not contain bleach, making them safe for use.
Strips and Gels: You may also choose to whiten your teeth by using strips or gels infused with peroxide compounds. These products can be applied directly to your teeth for their bleaching properties to take effect. You may need to apply them once or twice a day for about two weeks to get your desired results. When used as prescribed, these products are safe and give results that last for months.
Tray Bleaching Systems: Another teeth whitening option available to you is the use of tray-based bleaching systems. Special tray dental devices are filled or coated with peroxide-based bleaching compounds and worn over your teeth. You would typically be required to wear this try for several hours a day for up to a month to get your desired results. While you can get these trays over the counter, it is still recommended to have them custom-fitted by your dentist.
Teeth Whitening in our office
If you would rather have your teeth professionally whitened by an expert, you may want to consider an in-office teeth whitening procedure with us. By getting your teeth whitened by the dentist, you can be assured of better and faster results. This is because the bleaching compounds used by your dentist are much stronger and are often accompanied by the use of light and heat to speed up the process. Depending on the type of results you hope to achieve, teeth whitening at your dentist can take one to three or more dental visits, but the results last for much longer.
Are you in need of professional teeth whitening services? You can book an appointment with us at Roseroot Dental to give you that bright smile that becomes a work of art.