Teeth Whitening – Schaumburg, IL

Dramatically Brightening Stained and Discolored Teeth

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With so many teeth whitening options available—both over-the-counter and professional—it can be difficult to determine which option is best for your smile. At our dental office, we offer both take-home teeth whitening and in-office teeth whitening for our Schaumburg, IL dental patients. The timeline for each teeth whitening treatment is different, but both are highly effective when it comes to removing discoloration on and below the surface of your enamel.

Why Do My Teeth Need Whitening?

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Teeth typically become discolored through extrinsic factors like coffee, wine, or smoking, as well as through intrinsic factors like medications or excessive fluoride use. Some people experience discoloration simply due to aging.

What Happens During Teeth Whitening?

Man getting his teeth professionally whitened in dental office

At our dental office, you can dramatically brighten your smile in less than an hour with an in-office Opalescence whitening treatment. Before the procedure begins, Dr. Dabah, our skilled cosmetic dentist, will complete initial prep work, including a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. Next, he will apply the whitening solution to any exposed surfaces. Depending on the whitening system being utilized, a light source may be used to enhance the whitening gel.

If you opt for take-home whitening instead, we’ll give you an Opalescence Go kit with personalized trays. You’ll be given instructions to fill the trays with whitening gel and wear them daily for a specified amount of time. You should see notable improvements in your smile after about two weeks of take-home whitening.