Brighter Smiles in Glenview
Your smile creates an immediate and lasting impression on everyone you meet around Glenview. Bright white teeth can give the impression of youth, vitality, warmth, and happiness.
Why Do Teeth Become Discolored?
Due to morphological changes, teeth will naturally darken as we age. That is part of the reason that whiter teeth are associated with youth and vitality!
Internal darkening of the teeth is caused by changes in the enamel and dentin layers of the teeth. This internal darkening is often caused by genetics, tooth decay, restorations, trauma, root canal issues, or exposure to certain antibiotics as a child.
External tooth discoloration is caused by environmental factors, mainly foods, drinks, and tobacco. The main causes of external tooth yellowing are smoking, foods with tannins, like coffee, tea, carrots, oranges, and others.
Teeth Whitening Options in Glenview
Here at Gallery Park Dental, we are proud to offer teeth whitening in Glenview and the surrounding areas, because a brighter, whiter smile is a healthy and more attractive smile!
Over-the-Counter Tooth Whitening
Commercially available tooth whitening systems have become increasingly popular, mainly because they’re relatively inexpensive. There are a few over-the-counter tooth-whitening methods that can be purchased without your dentist’s supervision.
These include whitening strips, paint-on tooth gel, mouth trays with gel, and whitening toothpaste. While over-the-counter tooth whitening products are available, dentist-supervised tooth whitening remains the safest, most effective method for brightening your smile!
The effectiveness of whitening systems primarily depends on two factors: the percentage of whitening agent used and the amount of time that the whitening agent is kept on the teeth. For that reason, dentist-supervised whitening systems get the best results.
At Gallery Park Dental in Glenview, we offer two different options for whitening. The first is professional-strength whitening gel with custom mouth trays and the second is in-office whitening services. Please do not hesitate to discuss these options with our knowledgeable team and doctors.
Dentist-Made Mouth Trays
Dr. Rogers and Dr. Gripentrog have found the safest and most effective way to whiten teeth is done through professionally made bleaching trays with a prescription-strength whitening gel.
Trays can be quickly and conveniently fabricated for patients at Gallery Park Dental. At your first appointment, impressions are taken of both upper and lower teeth and a whitening tray is fabricated that’s custom fit to your teeth.
After we fabricated your trays, we’ll make sure they fit your teeth, and we will provide detailed instructions on how to use the whitening gel.
Whiten for Life Program
Gallery Park Dental is proud to offer our patients the option to “Whiten for Life!” For a small enrollment fee, you will receive upper and lower customized bleaching trays, two syringes of professional-strength whitening gel, and a storage case.
When you’re a “Whiten for Life” patient, you will receive an additional syringe of whitening gel at no cost when you return for your six-month check-up and cleaning.
Let’s Get Started
If you’re ready to learn more about teeth whitening with Gallery Park Dental, contact our office today. We’re always happy to answer any questions and get your first appointment scheduled!