Whitening your teeth is the simplest, most effective way to enhance your natural smile. It adds an extra edge of professionalism, heightens your confidence, and just makes you pop! Whether for a new job, a special occasion, or simply to brighten your everyday interactions, our dentists recommend tooth whitening to anyone hoping to boost their smile.
Learn about our Laser Teeth Whitening Technology to discover a new way to whiten.
Why Should I Whiten My Teeth?
As everyday life takes its toll on your teeth, tooth enamel thins and the inner layer of darker dentin begins to show through. Consumption of dark liquids and tobacco use stains tooth pores, adding to the yellowing effect. After years of wear and tear, most smiles can benefit from slight whitening. You will be surprised at how comfortable you feel flashing a brighter smile, and what an impact it will have on your peers and coworkers.
How Does Laser Teeth Whitening Work?
The laser energy heats the hydrogen peroxide whitening agent. This helps ensure that whitening is completely as quickly as possible, without pain or damage to the surrounding gums. With Biolase EPIC, we can complete a full whitening procedure, lightening teeth by 4-6 shades, in just 20 minutes of active treatment time. This is faster than other in-office whitening systems and allows patients to get back to daily life (with a brighter smile) as soon as possible.
To cater to your specific needs, Hinsdale Dentistry offers several whitening options –
- In-Office Whitening: Our in-office teeth whitening treatments whiten your teeth quickly with prescription-strength hydrogen peroxide. In-office whitening typically requires one to three appointments, depending on the amount of tooth staining. You may schedule in-office whitening appointments at your discretion, whenever you feel your teeth could use a brightening.
- Home Whitening with Bleaching Trays: Your dentist is able to take an impression of your mouth and provide you with custom-fitted bleaching trays, so that you can whiten between dental treatments.
- Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products: Drugstore bleaching kits come with pre-loaded, one-size fits all bleaching strips. With such a multitude of bleaching products on the market, we like to recommend Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme. Treswhite’s prescription-strength formula of 10% or 15% hydrogen peroxide delivers quick results, and contains fluoride to strengthen teeth as they whiten.
Whitening treatments only affect the natural tooth surface. After an intense whitening process, your existing crowns, fillings, or veneers may need to be lightened. Your Hinsdale Dentists are happy to discuss creating replacement structures to match your brilliant new smile.