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Teeth Whitening in Peoria, IL

Teeth change as you age. They begin to show signs of wear and tear, and they start to look dingy or yellow due to accumulated stains from foods, beverages or tobacco use. Fortunately, you can get your beautiful smile back with professional tooth whitening. It’s easy, fast and affordable, and the results will transform your self-confidence.

Professional Teeth Whitening Restores Your Brilliant Smile

Professional dental whitening procedures are also known as teeth bleaching, power bleaching or chair-side teeth whitening. A teeth bleaching dentist administers the treatment under strict conditions to ensure a safe, comfortable experience that delivers dramatic results quickly. Teeth whitening systems are most effective on enamel stains caused by external factors like food and beverage consumption. They don’t improve discoloration caused by tooth decay or tetracycline use, which affect the deeper parts of the tooth. Crowns, veneers and fillings are also unaffected by teeth whitening procedures. Our dentists assess the causes of discoloration carefully to determine the best treatment strategy for restoring your smile.

Convenient, Professional-Grade Teeth Whitening at Home

In addition to in-office procedures, your dentist can also help you whiten your teeth at home with a system of custom at-home whitening trays made by using impressions of your teeth and a powerful, professional-grade whitening gel. Many patients find that home teeth whitening kits can lighten their teeth up to six shades when used daily for approximately two weeks.

The Cost of Teeth Whitening

Teeth bleaching cost depends on several variables and may be different for each patient. The type of system your dentist uses, the number of sessions required and the number of follow-up home treatments all affect the overall teeth whitening cost. You may also need repairs to fillings or restoration materials to create a uniform shade. To determine the cost of your teeth whitening procedure, contact us to schedule a comprehensive evaluation.

Do-It-Yourself vs. In-Office Teeth Whitening Products

Although there are many over-the-counter products such as strips and dental whitening trays available to whiten your teeth, none of them can replicate the results of a professional whitening treatment. In-office and at-home professional treatments are faster and provide dramatic results almost instantly. Letting your dentist supervise your teeth whitening procedure also ensures that you don’t accidentally harm your gums or end up with uneven or unexpected results.

Overview of the Teeth Whitening Procedure

In-office teeth whitening procedures vary and may be slightly different for each patient depending on the type of system used. The following steps apply to a typical gel-based professional whitening system.

  • Your treatment will start with a careful dental examination and a professional cleaning if needed.
  • Your dentist may take photographs of your teeth to document color changes.
  • Before your dentist applies the bleaching gel, he or she will paint a protective liquid barrier over your gums to shield them.
  • Several individual applications of bleaching gel may be needed; each will be left in place for up to 30 minutes and then rinsed away.
  • Some systems employ a special light to intensify results.
  • After the treatment, your dentist will evaluate changes and determine if follow-up visits or at-home treatments are also required.

Are you ready to regain the beautiful, white smile that you once had? Contact us today to learn more about teeth whitening in Peoria.

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