Great Teeth Whitening Procedures
Teeth Whitening is a procedure that restores the natural color of your teeth. There are many teeth whitening techniques offered at our dental office that we will review next.
Our dentist at DeKalb Dental Group in DeKalb,Illinois recommends various teeth whitening products based on the needs of our patients. We would love to help you achieve the smile you've been looking for! For more information on the procedures or products mentioned below, don't hesitate to call us at 815-756-4430 to schedule an appointment with our team.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist.
Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively and is the most expensive method for whitening. Bleach is applied to each tooth, and heat generated by a laser enhances its effectiveness while ultimately speeding up the process. This procedure uses a strong bleaching gel that the laser activates and enhances for quick, dramatic results. The bleach used is a hydrogen peroxide gel that ranges from 25 to 40 percent in concentration levels. With these high concentrations, special precautions are taken to reduce tooth sensitivity, as well as protect the lips, gums and other oral tissues from being damaged.
Laser teeth whitening takes about an hour in the dental office. Oftentimes, several treatments are needed to achieve the desired results and bleaching trays for home use may be needed as well to improve or maintain those results.
Laser teeth whitening isn't for everyone and is just one option to whiten your teeth. To find out more about teeth whitening, schedule a consultation at DeKalb Dental Group by calling us at 815-756-4430.
Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work.
Opalescence Boost consists of two syringes: The first contains 38 percent hydrogen peroxide, the active tooth whitening ingredient. The second syringe contains fluoride and potassium nitrate (PF), which helps strengthen tooth enamel, reduce sensitivity and protect against cavities. When mixed, the gel produces a distinct red color to help ensure correct placement and full removal of the product.
Safe and effective, Opalescence Boost usually takes only one dental visit to complete. While one visit is all you need to achieve a brighter smile, difficult stains or extreme discoloration may require additional treatments.
At DeKalb Dental Group, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 815-756-4430 to schedule a consultation.
Take Home Trays
Take home trays are trays that are clear and usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjust when inserted. A small dollop of gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth. After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least another day, after each application. These whitening trays can be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case.
If interested in a teeth whitening procedure, we highly suggest consulting with our dentist first. Not only does DeKalb Dental Group in DeKalb,Illinois offer quality service, they also ensure that you are fully satisfied with each treatment. For more information, please reach us at 815-756-4430. Our dentist and team are here to address any questions or concerns you may have.