Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used by our Oak Lawn cosmetic dentist to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth.
The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Results that shine!
Opalescence® has shown to be effective for removing some or all of the internal tooth discoloration due to congenital, systemic, pharmalogic, traumatic, etc., factors and aging.
Great success with fluorosis and even tetracycline staining. We help you find that brighter smile by offering in house whitening trays. The Opalescence® refill kits are perfect if you already have bleached your teeth and need to touch up. Most individuals will do a touch up whitening every 1 to 3 years- depending on their personal habits. If you smoke, drink coffee, tea or red wine, you may need to touch up more frequently.
Take Home Trays
Just use your own trays with our bleach to keep your teeth as white as possible. The delicious melon or mint flavored Opalescence® gel may be worn overnight, while you sleep for maximum convenience. The active ingredient in Opalescence®, carbamide peroxide, has been recognized by FDA for many years as an oral antiseptic and is now used for its superior tooth whitening properties. Fluoride and potassium nitrate are added to reduce the amount of tooth sensitivity.