Teeth Whitening in Peoria, IL

Over time, your teeth accumulate stains from the foods and beverages you love. Fortunately, you can restore your smile with a little help from a teeth bleaching dentist. Professional dental whitening is popular for many good reasons; it’s easy and affordable, and it can transform your appearance almost instantly.

Chairside Professional Teeth Whitening

Also called power bleaching or chairside whitening, teeth whitening is administered by your dentist in a controlled environment that ensures safety, comfort and consistent results. Professional-grade bleaching gel is highly concentrated, so it provides dramatic whitening power and works almost instantly. Teeth whitening is most effective if your discoloration is caused by external enamel stains. Discoloration caused by tetracycline use, tooth decay, defective fillings or injuries doesn’t respond to bleaching techniques. Fillings, crowns and veneers are also unaffected, so it may be necessary to alter restorations to avoid uneven color. Your satisfaction is our most important goal. Our dentists will work with you to determine the best strategy for restoring your bright, healthy smile.

Professional-Quality Teeth Whitening at Home

In addition to traditional in-office whitening, our practice offers convenient at-home teeth whitening options. Your dentist creates a special whitening kit by using impressions of your teeth to make custom teeth whitening trays. You’ll use these at home with the provided bleaching gel to lighten your teeth up to six shades in just two weeks.

How Much Does Teeth Bleaching Cost?

Several factors affect teeth whitening cost including the number of treatments needed and the type of system your dentist uses. Related procedures to correct restoration material color may also increase the overall price. To find out how much your treatments will cost, contact us to schedule a teeth whitening consultation. One of our experienced dentists can evaluate your needs and provide an estimate.

Other Teeth Whitening Products and Remedies

Teeth whitening gels, dental whitening trays, strips and toothpastes are available at your local drug store, but these products don’t produce the dramatic and consistent whitening that you can obtain from in-office teeth whitening. If used incorrectly, they may even cause uneven or unpredictable results. Trusting your dentist with your tooth whitening needs ensures that user error won’t ruin your smile.

An Outline of the Teeth Whitening Procedure

The in-office teeth whitening procedure steps vary by treatment type, but the basic principles are the same. Below is an outline of a typical gel-based, in-office bleaching treatment.

  • Dental examination and professional cleaning
  • Photos taken to monitor color changes
  • Application of liquid gum protectant
  • Application of professional-strength bleaching gel
  • Treatment with bleach-enhancing light
  • Reapplication and rinsing until desired results are achieved
  • Final evaluation and instructions for follow-up or home care

Specific instructions for at-home treatments are provided by your dentist.

Are you tired of seeing discolored teeth in the mirror? An exciting opportunity to transform your smile is just a call or click away. To explore your options for teeth whitening in Peoria, contact our office today.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Excellent, friendly service! Ready when I arrived, appointment easily completed on time, dentist was ready quickly too!
Benjamin S.
Good professional cleaning without any pain. Hygienist consistently checked to make sure everything was OK.
Theodore S.
Great patient care from the time I stepped off the elevator to the time I left
Judy H.
Everyone was very friendly and extremely helpful
Raelene F.
Linda is a great hygienist!
Sandra B.
Karen was friendly, professional, and efficient.
Jay R.
Did a very good job on my teeth no pain at all
Donald M.
I love the people. They make you feel at home. They work with you. Understanding, helpful. They go out of their way for you as a patient. Amazing service.
Amber W.
Really kind people, calm appealing environment, quick visits. Would recommend.
Breeisnotonfire
Dr. Shanahan’ work is top notch and his manner is very kind and considerate. I think Stephanie was the dental assistant’s name and she was fantastic. She kept me apprised of what was happening […]
Bonnie I.
Friendly staff. Didn’t give me the run-around or recommend things that I really didn’t need. Actually listened to what I had to say
Faith H.
everyone in the office is awesome! they treat you like family and explain all procedures completely before starting. they are flexible in the scheduling.
Tracy W.
Service prices are reasonable, personnel is accommodating and I am satisfied thus far with the work I’ve had done.
Tafi B.
My family loves Maple Shade Dental! Dr Shanahan is an Amazing dentist!!
Trista A.
The receptionist greeted me by name, short wait time, and my dental hygienist Beth does a great job and is very personable.
Brenda M.
My dentist and the staff were very friendly and helpful!
Jera D.
the office schedule is always running on time and I don’t have to wait. Staff is efficient and courteous. I get a great cleaning which is why I was there
Suzanne G.
Staff is wonderful and service was excellent!
Kimberly D.
Wonderful time with the entire experience from cleaning to check up!
Brittany T.
The staff was amazing from the moment I called about a possible broken tooth. Everyone was personable, down to earth and its apparent to me that everyone is well educated in their field. I ultimately […]
Heather R.
Find a Location
Near You
Healthcare Financing with
CareCredit
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here