Teeth Whitening

Smile is one of the biggest assets. Everyone dreams of having a stunning and gorgeous smile as a dazzling smile attracts the attention of numerous people. Moreover it makes you feel more confident and younger. However due to improper oral hygiene your teeth can become dull and thus making your smile unattractive. Yellow teeth can also be caused due to harsh staining from coffee, cigarettes, and red wine. Our teeth whitening procedure is safe, effective and comfortable. More and more people are opting for our teeth whitening procedure as positive results can be obtained in minimum possible time.

Teeth DiscolorationYou must have come across those advertisements where an actress or a model smiles and you can see sparkles all over her teeth. Don’t you wish to have your teeth turn into true pearly whites! Well, your Chicago dentist can help you achieve your dream.

The food we eat and the beverages we consume have staining compounds within them and regular consumption of such foods can discolor our teeth and make them appear dull. If you smoke heavily, tobacco stains can also produce the same amount of discoloration or even more. Fluorosis is a disease which takes place due to increased ingestion of fluoride ions during the development of teeth and bones. This can be manifested in the form of stained and pitted teeth. Teeth whitening procedures can address mild to moderate levels of fluorosis discoloration but cannot bring about sure-shot results in cases of severe fluorosis. The main reason for this disparity in results is because fluorosis is intrinsic (from within) staining unlike tobacco stains that have occurred from external sources.

Teeth Whitening

You can whiten your teeth by yourself or get it done by a professional. There are numerous tooth whitening kits available in the market and you can choose the one that suits your requirements. It is advisable to take the opinion from your dentist before selecting any product. The degree of whitening cannot be predicted when done at home so it is always safe, though expensive, to undergo teeth whitening in a dental office under the supervision of a dental expert.

Teeth Whitening Procedures

The steps performed by American Dental Associates ltd, the Chicago dentist in a teeth whitening procedure are as follows-

  • Generally in the first visit, your teeth will be cleaned thoroughly so that there are no tartar deposits as they can contaminate the whitening gel and reduce its effectiveness.
  • Next, your dentist will take the impression of your teeth and get you a set of trays that can carry the gel in close contact with the teeth for enhanced action.
  • Once the trays are ready, your dentist will coat the gums and the rest of the mouth with rubber dam so that only teeth are exposed.
  • Now the teeth are coated with whitening gel and the tray is placed on top of the teeth for a time period specified by the manufacturer.
  • To hasten the process of whitening, the teeth are exposed to lights of specific wavelengths. Basically the whitening gel contains peroxide molecules that disintegrate to release active oxygen ions which work on teeth and produce the whitening effect. The light causes the disintegration at a faster rate thereby speeding up the reaction and bringing about results in a shorter time period.
  • For long-lasting results, try to avoid staining foods or beverages. You should try to abstain from smoking all the effort put for teeth whitening goes in vain if you smoke after teeth whitening.

For an initial consultation you can freely contact us at 773-284-1645 or 773- 868-9200. Your friendly and understanding dentists at American Dental Associates Ltd, dentist in Chicago having 7 locations, will explain each and every detail of the procedure. Get your teeth whitened and flaunt your million dollar smile with confidence!