Teeth Whitening at Highland Family Dentistry

Teeth Whitening

During the last years, Teeth whitening procedures have become an increasingly popular solution for a brighter smile, as daily consumption of coffee, wine, and other products that damaged teeth has risen. Moreover, finding procedures that work effectively to bring back a beautiful white smile has become a priority for many people. Our teeth whitening treatments not only help you get naturally whiter teeth over time, but it also maintains the results of your teeth whitening treatment and prevents stains from developing or darkening.

In this article, we will be looking at different teeth whitening procedures, which have proven to be highly effective, both for maintaining teeth health and delivering that gorgeous white smile that you want. 

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Laser Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist.

Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively and is the most expensive method for whitening. Bleach is applied to each tooth, and heat generated by a laser enhances its effectiveness while ultimately speeding up the process. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that the laser activates and enhances for quick, dramatic results. The bleach used is a hydrogen peroxide gel that ranges from 25 to 40 percent in concentration levels. With these high concentrations, special precautions are taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as protect the lips, gums and other oral tissues from being damaged. 

Laser teeth whitenng takes about an hour in the dental office. Oftentimes, several treatments are needed to achieve the desired results and bleaching trays for home use may be needed as well to improve or maintain those results. 

Laser teeth whitening isn't for everyone and is just one option to whiten your teeth. To find out more about teeth whitening, schedule a consultation at Highland Family Dentistry by calling us at 618-882-6405.

Take-Home Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform in the comfort of your home. It's easy and cost-effective. Custom whitening trays are clear and are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjusts when inserted. A hydrogen peroxide-infused gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.

After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. You must follow the instructions of our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments, and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten them through the use of a special gel.

These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening preference. They can also be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advise on how many times they should be used in your case.

While the teeth whitening procedures mentioned in this article certainly work and have been proven to be effective, they are meant to accompany a good oral hygiene regime. It is very important to always maintain proper oral hygiene. 

In site:practice_name you can make sure that the teeth whitening procedure you are looking for is done with the care you deserve.  We are located in 12605 Troxler Ave, site:city, Illinois 62249 . Don’t hesitate and schedule an appointment for a brighter smile! call us at  618-882-6405.