Posted by Sheffield Square Dental on Jan 3 2023, 10:22 PM
A new year is the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate. It’s the perfect time to try something new and make some changes. And your smile is no exception. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that removes stains and discoloration from the teeth, giving them a whiter appearance. During tooth whitening, your dentist will carefully apply a hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. The dentist will then expose your mouth to the product for a short period of time before rinsing it off. With repeated treatments, teeth whitening can lighten the teeth by up to eight shades.
When you follow the aftercare instructions, in-office whitening can provide long-lasting results. Depending on which type of treatment you choose, you might have to change out your custom-fitted teeth whitening trays on your own once or twice a year to maintain the results.
With professional strength bleaching agents from your dentist’s office and a custom fit tray, you don’t have to worry about the sensitivity that comes with at-home whitening kits. Your dentist can talk with you about which treatment option is best for you so you can start the new year with a brighter smile!
If you didn’t get in to see us before the end of the year, you can still whiten your teeth at home! We’ve created custom trays that will fit your smile perfectly. All you need to do is apply the professional-grade whitening gel to your tray and wear it for the prescribed amount of time each day. That’s it! You’ll see your exciting results over the next several days after following these simple instructions.
When you come into our office for your at-home teeth whitening treatment, we will take impressions of your mouth using our innovative digital system. This allows us to create custom trays that fit comfortably around each tooth for even distribution of the bleaching agent. With traditional over-the-counter kits, you simply squeeze the gel into the mouth guard that comes with it. As you can imagine, this can result in uneven staining and can even damage the enamel or soft tissue in the mouth. That’s not something that you want to deal with when trying to whiten your smile. That’s why we always offer custom trays as a part of our at-home whitening treatments!
When your custom-made tray is ready, we’ll give you a call to let you know so you can come by to pick it up. Then, all that’s left to do is apply the whitening gel as directed in the package insert. It will only take a few simple steps to get those pearly whites that you’re dreaming of.
Don’t forget to brush and floss daily to avoid stain buildup from things like coffee, tea, red wine, dark fruit juices, and more. Even with the best at-home teeth whitening kit available, you’ll need to practice good oral hygiene to ensure that your smile stays bright and healthy for as long as possible. Otherwise, you’ll just see more and more stains coming back over time.
Call us at 773-880-2310 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your appointment. Visit Sheffield Square Dental Care at 2835 N. Sheffield Ave, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60657.
2835 N Sheffield Ave Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60657
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Phone: (773) 880-2310