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Are you ready to get that visibly brighter smile that you can’t wait to show off?
The mulled wine is brewing and the delicious treats are being laid out for the holidays. It’s certainly one of the best times of the year to enjoy good foods, drinks and company. Of course, it’s amazing how much those dark foods and drinks can stain and leave your smile looking less than radiant. If this is happening to your smile, don’t worry; our Glenview, IL, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Alexander Quezada and Dr. David Lewis, Jr., will turn your smile around in no time with teeth whitening treatment.
Why do teeth stain?
Just like our skin, teeth are porous. This means that tooth enamel is able to absorb color from the foods and drinks we consume each and everyday. If you are a smoker, the chemicals from tobacco consumption or cigarettes can also lead to severe stains. It’s also common to notice teeth starting to dull over time as a result of aging. Luckily, these stain-causing scenarios can all be addressed with professional teeth whitening.
How does professional teeth whitening work?
The whitening gel our Glenview dentists use contains the strongest active ingredients you can find. The active ingredient is often a form of peroxide (either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide), which is instrumental in being able to safely penetrate enamel to destroy the stubborn stain molecules that are hiding in the deeper layers of the tooth that your regular toothbrush and toothpaste won’t be able to effectively remove.
The bleaching gel is painted over the front of your teeth and left on your teeth for up to 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes is up, the gel is wiped away and a fresh, new gel layer is applied. In most cases, one whitening session will involve three or four whitening applications. After your treatment is over, we will be able to see the shade of your teeth before and after to compare. Most patients will have a smile that’s several shades whiter after just a single in-office whitening session.
Are you ready to get a whiter smile before the New Year? If so, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with us so that you can ring in the New Year with a brilliant smile. Call Colonial Dental Group in Glenview, IL, today.