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Maple Shade Dental of East Peoria
1001 Illini Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611

Teeth Whitening in East Peoria, IL

Teeth gradually accumulate stains over time. They can be caused by foods and beverages, smoking and even dental hygiene habits. Eventually, many people end up with a yellow or discolored smile that undermines their self-esteem. If this describes you, a teeth bleaching dentist can solve your problem with convenient, quick and affordable in-office teeth whitening.

Restoring Your Smile Through Professional Teeth Whitening

In-office dental whitening is also called chair-side whitening, teeth bleaching or power bleaching. The procedure is performed by your dentist under strictly controlled conditions to ensure both your safety and your comfort. A highly concentrated whitening gel is used to produce immediate and intense results. Teeth whitening works best if your stains are caused by external factors such as food or tobacco consumption. Discolored areas caused by tooth decay or prescription drugs won’t respond to teeth whitening gels; neither will restoration materials such as veneers and crowns. Before your dentist performs a whitening treatment, he or she will carefully evaluate your teeth to determine the best course of action for restoring your smile.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Options

Teeth whitening at home allows you to restore your beaming smile in the privacy of your own space. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and create custom-fitted teeth whitening trays. You’ll fill them with a professional-grade gel provided by your dentist and wear them for about one hour per day for two weeks. At-home teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by up to six shades. Call our office today to explore your options.

Teeth Whitening Cost Factors

Teeth bleaching cost may be different for each patient. The type of bleaching system used, the number of sessions required and the necessary alteration of restoration materials can all play a part. To determine the cost of your teeth whitening treatment, call us to schedule a consultation today.

Types of DIY Teeth Whitening Products

Several types of teeth whitening products are available over the counter including dental whitening trays, strips, toothpastes and brush-on gels. While they may provide limited results, professional treatment is more reliable and powerful. Supervision by your dentist ensures that you don’t accidentally harm your teeth or gums or end up with unwanted surprises like an uneven or multicolored smile.

Steps of a Teeth Whitening Procedure

Before your teeth whitening treatment, your dentist will perform a careful examination, and clean your teeth to remove plaque if needed. He or she may also take photos of your teeth to document your progress. If you’re having an in-office treatment, your dentist will insert a cheek retractor and apply a liquid protectant to your gums before applying the bleaching gel. Several coats of gel may be needed to achieve the best results. Some chairside systems also use a special light to intensify the effects of the bleach. If you’re using an at-home system, your dentist will give you specific instructions to follow.

Our dentists want you to love your smile. We’ll work with you to find the ideal whitening treatment for your lifestyle and budget. If you’re ready to learn more about teeth whitening in East Peoria, contact us today.

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