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Teeth Whitening – Franklin Park, IL

Convenient. Easy. Brighter Smiles.

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.

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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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.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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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.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

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.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

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.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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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.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Once you call to schedule a consultation with our Grand Dental – Franklin Park team, we will meet with you to not only discuss the severity of your stains and extensiveness required for successful results but also the projected cost of teeth whitening. This will give you a clear view of how much you can expect treatment to cost and what you can do to prepare your budget. If you’re concerned about being able to afford this type of cosmetic care, our team will be here to offer insight and direction regarding alternative payment options.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Determining how much your teeth whitening treatment will cost depends on a few factors that we will go over during your consultation. These include everything from the severity of your stains and whether they are intrinsic or extrinsic, if you require any pre-whitening treatment to address gum disease or existing tooth decay, and your commitment to maintaining your results after you’ve finished using your take-home trays. This last one plays a role because of the touch-up treatments you’ll need to keep your teeth looking brighter over time.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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There are many different types of teeth whitening to choose from; however, you should not expect the same results from each. While some require more of an investment, others are easier on the budget. It’s important to remember, though, that cheaper is not always better; in fact, it can often cost you more in the long run.

  • Customized Take-Home Kits can generally run between $200-$300.
  • In-Office Treatment is likely to require a $400-$500 investment.
  • Store-Bought Trays can be around $100.
  • Store-Bought Gels, Pens, or Strips are the cheapest options, running between $20-$30.

Fast Teeth Whitening VS Inexpensive Teeth Whitening

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Professional teeth whitening kits are known to produce results in just two weeks. Although other store-bought products promise results in just days, you’re unlikely to see the kind of difference that causes you to feel comfortable with your appearance. Instead, you’ll be left to purchase additional kits that can increase your chances of tooth sensitivity.

With a custom-made kit provided by our dental team, though, you can still achieve beautiful results in only a few weeks, and you’ll have more confidence knowing that your smile is safe throughout the process.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Teeth whitening is a form of cosmetic dentistry, which means that most dental insurance companies will not agree to pay for treatment. It’s considered an elective form of care, so you’ll be required to pay out of pocket or seek alternative financing options. At Grand Dental – Franklin Park, we not only offer our Grand Advantage Plan for uninsured patients but also flexible financing through CareCredit. This makes it easy to pay off your treatment over time instead of all upfront.

With our Grand Advantage Plan, you can pay one low fee for access to preventive services while also receiving valuable discounts on other restorative and cosmetic treatments.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?

If you are unhappy with the stains on your teeth, there is a good chance you will be eligible for professional whitening. However, the only way to find out for sure is to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. At Grand Dental – Franklin Park, our team can conduct a thorough examination to learn more about your smile goals. If we find that your teeth and gums are free of disease and decay, we can begin crafting a customized treatment plan. But if there are ongoing dental issues, we will need to address them first.

How long does teeth whitening treatment take?

Professional teeth whitening is far superior to anything you will buy over the counter. Not only is it effective, but also quick. Since the products we use are designed for take-home use, you can expect to notice gradual results in just two weeks.

Is teeth whitening permanent?

Unfortunately, no, teeth whitening is not a permanent cosmetic solution. While results can last months or even years if you take proper care of your smile, you will eventually need touch-ups to ensure your results last as long as possible.

If you want to make sure that your teeth stay bright, make sure you adopt good oral hygiene habits and stay away from smoking and eating or drinking darkly pigmented foods and beverages.

Is teeth whitening expensive?

When compared to other cosmetic dental treatments such as veneers, teeth whitening is actually quite cost-effective. While your dental insurance is unlikely to cover the cost, you can apply for flexible financing through CareCredit. This allows you to pay off your treatment over multiple months instead of all upfront. There is also the option of enrolling in our Grand Advantage Plan, which offers significant discounts on all available services.