Tooth stains do not have to be a lifelong reality. Occurring for many reasons – genetics, fluorosis, certain medications, drinking dark-colored beverages – the discoloration that can occur may leave you feeling more self-conscious about your appearance. However, Grand Dental - Franklin Park has a solution – teeth whitening. Offering take-home trays and whitening gel to brighten your smile, you can see noticeable results that truly last. Call us to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist today.
If you are interested in having your teeth whitened, you’ll first need to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. From there, we will examine your smile and make notes about the severity of your tooth stains and/or discoloration. Depending on the severity and whether the stains are intrinsic, extrinsic, or both, we will formulate a plan that aligns with your ultimate goal of achieving a vibrant, stain-free smile.
Of course, we will first need to evaluate whether you have any dental decay or gum disease that needs to be treated before pursuing any kind of cosmetic dental treatment.
Professional teeth whitening is far better than anything you’ll find on local drugstore shelves. Incorporating higher-grade whitening gel, the mixture targets stains, leaving whiter, brighter teeth that really shine.
At Grand Dental – Franklin Park, we will provide you with customized take-home whitening trays and bleaching gel that you will use for a designated amount of time each day. Taking impressions of your teeth, we’ll send the models off to have your custom trays created. Once they are in your hands, you will wear them according to the instructions provided, ensuring that you see results in as little as two weeks.
Some dental offices offer in-office teeth whitening, which commonly uses a direct application of high-grade whitening gel on the surfaces of teeth. A blue light is then used to activate the solution so that it begins to penetrate and eliminate surface and deep-down stains.
To keep your teeth whiter and brighter for longer, you’ll need to make sure that you not only practice good oral hygiene at home but also maintain regular six-month checkups and cleanings with our office. It’s also recommended that you avoid unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking, and do not eat ice or bite your fingernails. Doing so will weaken the enamel and allow any stains in the dentin layer to show through. You’ll also want to limit your consumption of dark-colored beverages and foods.