Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Brighter Smile for Spring

Spring is here and it’s time to think bright, from flowers and clothes … to smiles! If your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like, Wilmette Dental can help with fast, easy and affordable options to whiten stained and dull-looking teeth.

One of the most popular whitening methods among Wilmette Dental patients is Nighttime Home Whitening because it’s both convenient and comfortable. Over a one- to two-week period, patients wear to bed soft, clear flexible custom trays filled with a gentle whitening gel. In the morning, the trays are removed, and teeth are brushed and flossed as usual. Generally, a lighter shade can be seen after just a few nights.

For other patients, Daytime Home Whitening works well. Here, patients wear custom-fitted gel-filled molds for 30 minutes both in the morning and in the evening. This method can take slightly longer overall than the Nighttime Whitening, but the final results are equally as successful.

And for those who need a whitening “kick start,” Wilmette Dental offers in office treatments accomplished in one or two hour-long visits, supplemented with at-home whitening trays. This in office method of brightening teeth is done with a highly concentrated whitening gel activated by an LED light. Enamel shade is lightened even more with just a couple days of either Nighttime or Daytime whitening.

Among the safe and highly effective ADA approved products we use are Discus Dental's Night White, Day White and Ultradent's Opalscence whitening gels, in various concentrations. These products are not available over-the-counter.

If you think your smile could use a little spring brightening, give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your best options.

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