Summer is a wonderful time to squeeze in more actual face time with your favorite people. From family reunions to best friend’s weddings, backyard barbecues to graduation celebrations, there will likely be numerous opportunities this summer to relish time with loved ones, which inevitably lead to photo ops. This summer, you can help make sure your smile is ready for the close-ups, by getting professional teeth whitening. Few over-the-counter products can create dramatic results as quickly as professional treatment. So talk to your cosmetic dentist about how professional whitening could help you smile this summer!
Are Stains Inevitable?
Teeth stains and general discoloration are largely unavoidable, because the foods and drinks you consume will begin to change the coloring of your teeth’s enamel. Even simple plaque buildup can lead to a yellow film, while prolonged consumption of staining items like coffee, tea, red wine, and especially tobacco products can cause teeth to begin looking grey or brown.
Though a thorough professional cleaning can sometimes help reduce discoloration by removing plaque bacteria, in many cases the only way to drastically brighten the teeth is through whitening treatment.
What Makes Professional Whitening Special?
Professional teeth whitening helps to lighten teeth by multiple shades, often eight shades ore more, by helping to gently break up surface stains using safe, prescription-grade whitening agents. In most cases, an ideal level of whitening can be achieved in a few weeks’ time with professional whitening products.
Over-the-counter products may promise similar results, but few are truly designed to lighten teeth by more than a few shades.
When choosing to complete any form of whitening treatment, be sure to follow the directions given, lest you accidentally damage your teeth’s healthy enamel, in your efforts to improve the look of your smile.
Call Our Dental Office in Norridge, IL, Today!
At our office, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Norridge, IL, today at 708-453-5320. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!
A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.