Dentist in Steger IL

Whether you have a big event coming up or simply want to enhance your smile, professional teeth whitening is a great option for you! This simple cosmetic dental procedure is both safe and speedy, but can facilitate a major transformation in your appearance and your confidence! If you’re considering this procedure, here are a few answers to the questions that may be on your mind.

What results can I expect from an in-office teeth whitening treatment?

In-office teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to significantly transform your smile. With just one appointment, you can expect your teeth to be six to eight shades whiter! This treatment can remove years of tough stains and discoloration.

How long does the treatment take to administer?

Every smile is different, so the treatment can vary from patient to patient. Typically, this treatment requires only one or two appointments that last around 30-90 minutes.

How quickly would I see results?

Professional teeth whitening is much faster than take-home trays or whitening strips. In fact, your teeth will be dramatically whiter almost instantly after your first 1-hour appointment. This is why professional teeth whitening is a great option for transforming your smile before a big event like a wedding.

Is it safe?

One of the benefits to getting a professional teeth whitening treatment over at-home whitening strips is that you’re in the hands of a trained expert. Trained professionals are able to safely handle these chemicals and prevent overuse.

How long would my results last?

The duration in which you can enjoy your whiter smile will largely depend on you! Your dental hygiene and daily foods/beverages can have an impact on the whiteness of your teeth. If taken care of, your white smile can last up to three years!

Does it hurt?

While teeth whitening does not typically hurt, some patients can experience hypersensitivity during or after the treatment. If you’re experiencing pain and need a break, your whitening expert will be able to do so. Your dentist may also offer a desensitizing gel to help with the pain.

What can I expect during a teeth whitening procedure?

A dental hygienist will first perform a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. We will also check to make sure you do not have cavities going into the procedure. Then, we will apply a whitening solution to your teeth, and activate it using a small laser or heat lamp. We will then let the compound rest on your teeth for a bit to allow the results to kick in, and suction it off. We can repeat this procedure up to three times depending on your particular needs.

Would you like to transform your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment? We can help! Call Steger Smiles today to set up your appointment!

Be proud of your smile.