Summertime means family vacations, reunions with loved ones, weddings, and block parties. And what that means is that we want to look our best for the special occasions that may arise without much notice. Most of us are far busier than we ever thought we would be. We neglect those little things that feel pampering, and trade them for other little pleasures, like that morning cup (or pot) of coffee or glass of red wine in the evening. One day, we look in the mirror and wish for a do-over for our teeth.
Do you need a refresher? Contact Advanced Dental Arts for teeth whitening! Our friendly, experienced staff can have you in and out in about an hour, ready to show up and show off a radiant smile.
In-office Whitening for Accelerated Results
Patients of our Grayslake general and cosmetic dentistry practice have the option of accelerating their teeth whitening process with Zoom! or BriteSmile treatment. Each has been developed with the busy person in mind, and each has been formulated for safety, efficiency, and comfort. The two are comparable regarding results (8 to 9 shades). During your consultation, we can help you determine which solution is more appropriate for your desired outcome.
How it Works
The professional whitening process performed in the dental office occurs after a thorough exam of teeth, gums, and soft tissue in the mouth. The last thing we want is to commence with treatment that could ultimately create discomfort due to infection or existing irritation. After confirmation of good oral health, teeth whitening involves:
- Shielding the gums and lips from whitening gel, so no irritation occurs. We may apply or suggest that you apply, lip balm to add comfort to the process.
- A gel-based hydrogen peroxide lightening agent is applied to the teeth. We are very careful to touch only tooth enamel, no soft tissue.
- We direct a small dental light toward the teeth to activate the whitening solution and to enhance absorption into the deeper layers of enamel.
- You sit back and relax for short bursts of light treatment. The process may be repeated two or three times to achieve optimal lift.
Professional teeth whitening is not a “happily-ever-after” scenario all on its own. To keep that radiance, we suggest that you avoid tobacco products and consume beverages such as coffee and red wine carefully. It isn’t necessary to forego these drinks altogether, but it helps to create a habit of rinsing after consumption.
For in-office whitening or home whitening treatment, call (847) 223-5200.