The Beauty of a Brilliant Smile
Are you suffering from tooth discoloration? We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth whitening that can bring your smile back to life. Teeth whitening is a fast and pain-free way to brighten your smile for a more youthful appearance. Over-the-counter teeth whitening can be time-consuming and messy.
Fortunately, Dr. Hausten can complete your professional teeth whitening procedure in a single office visit. The results of professional teeth whitening are dramatic compared to the whitening treatments from your local drug store. Whether you have an upcoming event or just want a brilliant white smile, we can whiten your smile in a single appointment.
Why Teeth Become Discolored
A white smile is a symbol of youth and with normal wear and tear, teeth tend to discolor and stain over time. Other reasons your teeth can become discolored include:
- Certain foods and beverages such as berries, wine, and dark sodas
- Tobacco use
- Poor oral hygiene
If you avoid these activities, the effects of your whitening treatment can last a year or even longer.
The Benefits of Whitening Your Teeth
A smile is one of the first features that people notice and you want it to be remembered for the right reasons. In addition to better first impressions, whitening your teeth has a variety of benefits, including:
- It increases confidence
- Teeth whitening helps kill bacteria that lead to tooth decay
- It minimizes the look of wrinkles
- It’s a sign of optimal health
The Teeth Whitening Process
In-office teeth whitening is an easy procedure that’s completed in a single visit. Upon your arrival at our office, Dr. Hausten will perform an oral exam and determine if we can achieve your smile goals with a whitening treatment. Some stains won’t lift with professional whitening treatments and require alternative treatments such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
If Dr. Hausten determines that you’re an ideal candidate, she’ll recommend the treatment that will benefit you the most. Then, we’ll apply the bleaching agent and wait while it lifts the stains and discoloration. The entire treatment tends to last about an hour, and the stunning results will be seen immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental offices are allowed to administer whitening treatments that have a higher concentration of a bleaching agent called hydrogen peroxide. This provides results instantly– without having to wait weeks compared to store-bought whitening treatments.
Our treatments are applied by trained professionals who will avoid contact with your gums for maximum benefits while preventing sensitivity. If you’re interested in learning about our professional whitening treatments, contact our Wheaton dental office at (630) 653-3440 and a helpful team member will be happy to assist you.
Over time, a variety of environmental factors can stain your teeth and turn them yellow. Age also influences the discoloration. Luckily, it’s possible to turn yellow teeth pearly white again. The most immediate and effective method is to see Dr. Hausten for an in-office whitening treatment.
There are also a large number of store-bought home whitening kits that you can use to whiten your smile, but these typically contain a lower concentration of whitening agents than the in-office whitening treatments. In-office whitening treatments cause less sensitivity which allows you to brighten your smile to your liking.
Yes. Teeth whitening is a trusted and safe procedure that can be completed at-home or in-office. There is a risk of irritation, pain, or damage if the bleaching agent isn’t applied correctly. To lower your risk of damaging or irritating your teeth and gums, make sure you follow the instructions on the package. It’s normal to feel some sensitivity following the procedure, but it will diminish with time.
No, teeth whitening treatments won’t damage your restorations or impact their longevity. However, restorations will not whiten with a teeth whitening treatment. Be sure to notify one of our staff members if you’re considering a teeth whitening treatment and have restorations.
We’ll be happy to explain your options for achieving a whiter smile. If you’re interested in a teeth whitening treatment, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
Rejuvenate Your Smile with a Teeth Whitening Treatment
Having a white smile can be life-changing. It can increase your confidence and make you appear more youthful and healthy. If you’re interested in whitening your smile, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440 and you can start to enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile.