Get Professional Teeth Whitening in Chicago, IL
Your smile says a lot about you and contributes significantly to the impression you make on others. Cosmetic dental concerns may cause you to become self-conscious, inhibiting your ability to express yourself authentically.
Discolored teeth are probably the most prevalent cosmetic dental issue in the U.S., with almost 40 million Americans using over-the-counter teeth whitening products yearly.
However, while these teeth brightening methods have improved over time, they can’t achieve the level of whiteness that professional teeth whitening offers.
Chicago Dental Arts provides multiple professional teeth whitening options in Chicago, Illinois, including Zoom! and BIOLASE laser treatments, that can get your teeth up to eight shades whiter.
Am I a Candidate for Professional Teeth Whitening?
If you have dental stains that have developed over time due to tobacco use or the consumption of dark beverages like coffee, tea, grape juice, and red wine, professional teeth whitening can help.
However, if your dental discoloration is caused by illness, medications, or genetics, porcelain veneers are probably a better solution, as no teeth whitening treatment can brighten these deep (intrinsic) stains.
If your stained teeth are too small, mildly misaligned, or have structural damage, like chips or superficial cracks, porcelain veneers can treat all these issues at once.
What Are the Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is the easiest and fastest way to improve your smile when your teeth are discolored but otherwise healthy.
- A healthy white smile allows you to speak, smile, and laugh openly
- With a bright smile, you won’t be self-conscious while eating
- A whiter smile can make you look younger
- By feeling confident enough to show your bright smile, you appear more inviting, helping you to make a better first impression
Want to learn more about what professional teeth whitening can do for you?
Call Chicago Dental Arts today at (312) 642-6631
How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?
You will be advised to have a dental cleaning before your teeth whitening treatment.
Dr. Vladimir Fedin uses his skill and experience to achieve the best results without causing irritation or damage. This is essential for patients with sensitive teeth or gums.
During treatment, Dr. Fedin will take measures to protect your gums and then coat each tooth with our professional strength teeth whitening formula. This process is repeated three or four times to achieve the level of brightness you desire.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Using hydrogen peroxide whitening gel and blue LED light-accelerated technology, Zoom! teeth whitening helps get your smile eight shades whiter in a single treatment.
BIOLASE Laser System
The BIOLASE system uses diode lasers to whiten teeth. After a professional teeth cleaning, a laser whitening gel is applied to the teeth and the BIOLASE laser device completes the treatment in as little as 20 to 30 minutes.
Is There any Downtime Associated With Teeth Whitening?
You should have minimal discomfort, if any, after your teeth whitening treatment but may experience some temporary sensitivity. Some tips to avoid triggering this sensitivity or causing stains to reappear quickly include:
- Avoid hot or cold foods and drinks for at least 24 hours
- Avoid coffee, tea, red wine, dark sodas or fruit juices, and beer
- Avoid foods like cured meats, marinara, barbecue or soy sauces, berries, chocolate, and anything acidic, including most fruits
- Avoid tobacco products
- Avoid colored (typically red or blue) toothpaste and mouthwash
Stay away from foods and beverages that can re-stain your teeth for a week after receiving professional teeth whitening.
What Results Can I Expect After Undergoing Professional Teeth Whitening?
Dr. Fedin is committed to providing excellent cosmetic dental care in Chicago and offers highly effective and safe professional teeth whitening. You can expect teeth that are up to eight times whiter than before and a more confident smile.
Your treatment plan will be customized to meet your needs, and if you have any other issues like chips or misalignment, these will also be addressed.
If he recommends porcelain veneers or crowns for any of your teeth and you agree, teeth whitening will occur first as dental restorations like these cannot be whitened after they are color-matched and placed.
Looking for Professional Teeth Whitening in Chicago, IL?
Dr. Fedin and the entire team at Chicago Dental Arts are here to help make your smile as healthy and beautiful as it can be.
Check out Dr. Fedin’s professional teeth whitening before and after photos here.
Call our Chicago, Illinois, cosmetic dental office today at (312) 642-6631 to learn more about teeth whitening. We are happy to answer your questions!