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Teeth Whitening: What Are My Options?

When it comes to your smile, it’s a fairly common issue to struggle with staining or a yellowed smile. You must understand the different options you have for whitening your teeth. Dr. Herman Salzberg in Palatine, IL, is here to explain the different methods of teeth whitening and what to expect from each method.

Your Options for Teeth Whitening

Your dentist in Palatine, IL, can offer different methods of teeth whitening, depending on your preferences. These options include:

  • In-office Teeth Whitening- Your dentist can offer in-office professional teeth whitening that is powerful and can give you results fairly instantaneously. Your dentist will put a device in your mouth that will keep your lips from touching your teeth during your whitening session. They will then apply a strong and concentrated whitening gel to your teeth. After an hour, this gel will be removed and because it’s so concentrated, you should notice some immediate results in your smile. Your teeth will continue to whiten over the next week or so until you get to your desired color.
  • At-Home Teeth Whitening- Your dentist can provide you with a custom whitening kit that can help lift some of the stains on your smile. Your dentist will create custom molds of your teeth to design trays that will fit perfectly over your top and bottom teeth. Once you’re ready to use them, you’ll apply the whitening gel to the trays and then place them over your top and bottom teeth. Then you’ll leave the trays on for an hour before rinsing it off. Results won’t be as severe as with in-office whitening because the gel provided isn’t as strong as what your dentist would use while whitening your teeth in-office.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Once you’ve determined what form of teeth whitening will be best for you, you can be on your way to having the sparkling smile you’ve dreamt of. Contact Dr. Herman Salzberg in Palatine, IL, today at (847) 359-6766 to learn more about your teeth whitening options and to schedule your appointment!

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