Teeth Whitening in Berwyn, IL
Have you been using whitening toothpaste and at-home kits? Not noticing the results you had hoped for? While it can take a few weeks of continued use to see results, people dealing with yellow and dark stains caused by age and diet may need something a bit stronger. This is why many people turn to us for professional chairside (or even at-home) teeth whitening. Dr. Diane Garrison has been helping patients in and around Berwyn, IL, get brighter, more radiant smiles quickly.
There are two ways in which our dental team can get your smile more radiant: in-office teeth whitening or at-home whitening.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
During in-office whitening, you’ll kick back in our dental chair while we do all the work. Before we begin, we will clean your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup. From there, we will apply a dental dam over the gums to protect them before applying the teeth whitening gel to your teeth (sometimes a laser is directed over the teeth to speed up the whitening process).
The gel will remain on your teeth for up to 15 minutes at a time before it is removed and reapplied. During a single one-hour whitening session there will be about 2-3 gel applications. Depending on the severity of your stains, most patients see anywhere from a 3-8 shade difference in their smile after just one whitening session.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you decide to whiten from the comfort of your own home, know that we can help with that as well. That’s right; we can provide you with a professional at-home system with custom-made whitening trays and more effective whitening gel than any over-the-counter systems. Instead of sitting in our dental chair for an hour, you can choose to whiten on your own time at home.
Which whitening option is right for me?
Whether you choose to whiten right here in our office or to do it at home is completely up to you. Of course, there are some pros and cons to consider with each. For example, you’ll get a visibly whiter smile in just one hour with in-office teeth whitening, but it can take up to one week to see results with an at-home system.
Therefore, patients who want to get fast results may want to consider in-office whitening, while those who may be on a budget may want to opt for at-home treatment. Of course, this is something we can happily discuss during your consultation.
If you are interested in our professional teeth whitening treatment, and you are ready to take the next step,
call our Berwyn, IL, dental practice today at (708) 788-9414 to schedule your no-risk consultation!