Having bright, white teeth can boost your confidence and improve your smile. When you visit the dental clinic of Dr. William J. Holevas, you can enhance your look faster than any makeover with the right professional teeth whitening treatments.
With our teeth whitening services, we understand that you are looking for quick results that last. A typical treatment can be completed in as little as one hour.
First, we apply a rubber dam that protects your gums, and then apply a concentrated solution of hydrogen peroxide directly to the teeth. In most cases, we then use a handheld light to activate the bleaching solution so your results will come more quickly and last longer.
Depending on how many shades you want your teeth whitened and whether you have crowns, porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dental treatments, we can leave the bleach on for up to two hours. You can expect teeth that are between two and eight shades lighter in just one treatment. Contact us to see if this high-tech teeth whitening solution is right for you.
Professional Results That Last
Results of professional teeth whitening vary, but our expert dental team can ensure you get the best possible results. After just one treatment, your teeth may remain white and bright permanently. In other cases, we have seen treatments last up to a year or longer.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Treatment
Take-home whitening trays created in our office can enhance your treatment. If you choose to use these trays, we will custom-fit them to your teeth during your visit. Then, we’ll send you home with high-powered gel and give you application instructions.
While this option seems expensive upfront, the cost dwarfs the expense of purchasing multiple and often ineffective over-the-counter trays. When you use our professional teeth whitening trays, you can expect better and longer-lasting results than if you choose in-office whitening only.
Follow-up Teeth Whitening Care
The things you eat, whether you smoke and how you care for your smile will also affect how long your professional teeth whitening lasts. If you drink coffee regularly, for example, your teeth will darken rather quickly. However, you can try using a straw for dark liquids to mitigate this effect. We also recommend avoiding soy sauce, mustard, ketchup, dark tea, red sauce, cola and red wine. This is particularly important in the first few weeks following your teeth whitening procedure. It’s also imperative to brush and floss at least twice daily. Be sure to ask our team any specific questions you have about your follow-up regimen.
Contact our Elgin Dental Clinic Today
We have expert teeth whitening solution in our Elgin, Illinois, clinic and also do regular cleaning and exams, restorative care, cosmetic dentistry and gum disease treatment. Contact our office at your convenience to learn more and to set up a free introductory consultation.