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Teeth Whitening – South Elgin, IL

Faster, Brighter Smiles

At Grand Dental – South Elgin, our cosmetic dentists want patients to feel beautiful. While our initial focus may be the health of a person’s teeth and gums, their aesthetics, we understand, can be just as important. With professional take-home teeth whitening kits offered in-house, we can equip individuals with the best whitening agents to eliminate stains and discoloration on and below the enamel. If you are ready to see a whiter, brighter smile, call our office to schedule a consultation.

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Up-close image of a person’s stained teeth

When it comes to professional teeth whitening, most individuals are considered good candidates. When teeth appear stained or discolored because of overconsumption of dark-colored foods and/or beverages, smoking, genetics, fluorosis, or certain medications, this type of cosmetic treatment can be highly effective.

However, before beginning treatment, our team must conduct a thorough examination as part of an initial consultation. Apart from discussing a person’s goals and what they hope to achieve with teeth whitening, we’ll also discuss lifestyle habits, commitment to post-treatment care, and the severity of existing stains and discoloration. If we discover that gum disease or tooth decay exists, it will be necessary to treat these issues before offering take-home teeth whitening.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

At-home teeth whitening system

At Grand Dental – South Elgin, we are pleased to offer patients a convenient option for teeth whitening – take-home kits. These allow individuals to whiten their teeth on their own time instead of scheduling an appointment to have it completed in-house.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Once customized trays are crafted, our team will provide an individual with their designed trays and Opalescence whitening gel. Using detailed instructions delivered by our team, the person will wear the trays every day for a designated amount of time. The bleaching agent will penetrate the enamel to target stains and eliminate them. After two weeks, a person can expect to see dramatic results.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Although in-office teeth whitening is not offered at our South Elgin office, many dentists also provide in-office whitening. This usually involves applying the bleaching agent to the teeth and using a high-powered light to activate the whitening gel and eliminate stains.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

Girl visiting the dentist for a professional cleaning

Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution, so it is necessary that patients understand and agree to commit to regular touch-ups if results are to be maintained. To extend the life of one’s brighter smile, though, they can: