Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening in Chatham, Chicago, IL & Homewood, ILTeeth whitening is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic dental procedures. There are many ways to achieve whitening of tooth enamel through natural and over the counter methods, but the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time can only be achieved in an in office setting when administered by a dentist. After a 30 to 60 minute whitening session, clear results can be seen, and after several treatments teeth can reach a more striking brilliance than can be attained by any other method.

In office chemical whitening treatments are effective and easy processes to alter the appearance of stains or tooth discoloration. It provides immediate results, and does not require physical modification of the teeth that a solution like porcelain veneers demands. Before the whitening procedure begins, caution is taken to shield the gums with a painted on, light cured protective layer. The bleaching agent is typically a hydrogen peroxide of a high concentration, or carbamide peroxide, which ultimately will chemically break down upon application to become hydrogen peroxide. In some methods of treatment, highly concentrated light, laser light, or a plasma arc light may be applied in order to further whiten the teeth or activate the whitening agents upon them.

Teeth whitening procedures can be extremely effective, but shade of whiteness also requires maintenance – returning to habits, such as smoking, and food products like coffee, tea or red wine, will re-stain whitened teeth.

Rarely there are complications to the whitening process and not everyone is an ideal candidate. Previous dental work may rule out chemical whitening as a viable option. Bleaching agents can make teeth more porous, hence individuals whose teeth do not exhibit good structural integrity to begin with should not pursue chemical whitening. Those afflicted with poor oral health such as tooth decay and gum disease also will not make ideal candidates. Whitening procedures may not show significant effectiveness with certain types of staining and discoloration. The process treats yellowed teeth especially well, but the darker and further off color the teeth, the more likely that other dental procedures such as veneers will be more effective.

Teeth whitening procedures can be extremely effective, but shade of whiteness also requires maintenance – returning to habits, such as smoking, and food products like coffee, tea or red wine, will re-stain whitened teeth.

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