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Maple Shade Dental at Camp Crossing
809 W Camp Street, East Peoria, IL 61611

Enjoy a Younger-Looking Smile with Teeth Whitening in Camp Crossing

Drinking coffee, smoking, and other things we do every day can cause stains to accumulate on our tooth enamel. If you are looking for a professional way to eliminate tooth discoloration and improve the appearance of your smile, our affordable teeth whitening services may be the answer. Schedule a consultation with our teeth bleaching dentist today to find out which teeth whitening products are right for your unique dental needs.

Why Should I Consider Cosmetic Teeth Whitening?

Discolored teeth can affect your self-confidence and even make you look older than your actual age. Our dentists use a highly concentrated bleaching gel to remove accumulated stains from your tooth enamel. Our cosmetic whitening procedure is safe, painless, and will instantly provide you with a visibly brighter smile.

Which Types of Dental Stains Can Be Treated with Cosmetic Teeth Whitening?

Although our teeth whitening treatments are effective in removing common dental stains caused by smoking or consuming certain foods and beverages, they do not work on all types of stains. For example, cosmetic whitening will not improve discoloration caused by decay or other damage to the tooth structure, or stains caused by medications, such as tetracycline. It is also important to keep in mind that the procedure will not change the color of dental restorations, such as caps or veneers. Some patients choose to replace their dental restorations following their teeth whitening procedure so they will match the lighter color of their natural teeth.

Do You Offer Products for Teeth Whitening at Home?

If your busy schedule makes it difficult to come to our office for cosmetic teeth whitening, we also offer professional-grade whitening kits that you can use at home and at a time that works for you. Unlike over-the-counter whitening kits, our kits come with custom-fitted whitening trays and professional-strength bleaching gel. We also will make sure that you know exactly how to use your kit to prevent unexpected results. If you use the tray consistently, it may be possible to lighten your teeth up to six shades within a couple of weeks.

Does Teeth Bleaching Cost a Lot of Money?

Our in-office or at-home teeth whitening treatments are going to cost more than the products you find at your local drug or retail store; however, we believe that the results are worth the extra expense. The final cost of your teeth whitening treatment will be based on the type of products used, the number of treatments you need, and whether you need new dental restorations or other procedures to achieve the desired results. We will provide you with an estimate of your cost and discuss payment options once you and your dentist have decided on a treatment plan.

Can I Get the Same Results with Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Options?

Do-it-yourself whitening products are extremely popular, inexpensive, and widely available. Unfortunately, they are not as powerful as professional-grade teeth whitening systems. Over-the-counter whitening strips, gels, toothpastes, trays, and rinses may work well only if you need a quick touch-up before a big event, but they will not provide the long-lasting, dramatic results of a professional-grade whitening system. Over-the-counter products can also provide inconsistent results or cause gum irritation if used incorrectly.

How Does Teeth Whitening in Camp Crossing Work?

Our professional dental whitening systems use highly concentrated bleaching gels that penetrate into the tooth enamel to remove accumulated stains. The following is an example of what you can expect during the whitening procedure:

  • During your consultation, the dentist will carefully examine your teeth to determine if there are any underlying issues that need to be addressed.
  • After cleaning your teeth, we will take a few pictures to track the progress of the whitening procedure.
  • We will use a cheek retractor to hold your mouth open and expose the teeth. This is completely painless.
  • To keep the bleaching gel from irritating your gums, we will coat your gums with a protective liquid.
  • The dentist will apply a thin coating of the gel to the teeth. The gel is left on for a prescribed time and then removed. Most patients require multiple coats to achieve the desired results.
  • Some whitening systems require the dentist to use a special light to activate and enhance the effectiveness of the bleaching agent.
  • After several coats of the gel have been applied, the dentist will assess your tooth color to determine if you might need additional treatments.

Who Can I Contact for More Information About Cosmetic Teeth Whitening?

Take the first step toward a brighter, more youthful smile by calling to arrange a consultation with our teeth bleaching dentist. We will help you find an affordable teeth whitening solution for your dental needs.

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809 W Camp Street, East Peoria, IL 61611

(309) 740-3905