Teeth Whitening

Chicago Dental Esthetics

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Skokie, IL

Over time, the food you eat and the liquids you drink leave their mark on your teeth. If you have yellowed, stained, or otherwise discolored teeth, know that you’re not stuck with them. At Chicago Dental Esthetics in Skokie, Illinois, Samantha Rabor, DDS, offers dramatic teeth whitening. For your brightest smile, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening

Do store-bought teeth-whitening solutions work?

In short, they can. There are countless whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, gels, and trays available in stores today. Most of them do contain active ingredients that can help to lift stains from your smile.

Generally, the trays, strips, and gels are more effective and work faster than daily-use products like toothpaste and mouthwash.

Even so, the manufacturers of these products have to moderate the effectiveness of their ingredients to ensure they’re safe for at-home use. While these products can bring you some whitening results, they very rarely deliver the dramatic smile transformation most people want. For that, you need to see a professional. 

Why would I choose in-office teeth whitening?

At Chicago Dental Esthetics, Dr. Rabor uses professional-grade peroxide products for teeth whitening treatments. While you’ll find peroxide in many store-bought whitening products, she’s able to use a much higher concentration of this active ingredient because she knows how to carefully monitor it to prevent damaging your enamel which causes tooth sensitivity. 

During your in-office tooth whitening, the peroxide oxidizes on your teeth, allowing it to penetrate into your enamel. As it does, it breaks up the molecules that cause discoloration. You leave your in-office teeth whitening appointment with dazzling, noticeably whiter teeth — all with a single treatment. 

What should I expect during and after teeth whitening?

Dr. Rabor designs her teeth whitening treatment to fit even the busiest schedules. Your appointment takes no more than an hour and you only need a single treatment to get dramatically brighter teeth. 

During your appointment, you relax comfortably as Dr. Rabor applies the professional-grade whitening product and monitors it as it lifts stains from your teeth. Once it’s done its job, you rinse and can head immediately to the next activity on your agenda that day. 

Dr. Rabor strives to deliver teeth whitening with minimal sensitivity afterward. You won’t have to worry about the tingling or sharp, shooting pain that can come with other whitening options. 

To best maintain the results of your teeth whitening, stay away from staining food and drinks like coffee, wine, cola, and avoid tobacco use. 

If you’re ready to get started with smile-transforming teeth whitening that’s safe and comfortable, call Chicago Dental Esthetics or make your appointment online today.