on Monday, July 11th, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening |
You brush, floss and get twice annual cleanings and yet your smile is not what you want it to be. Even when you’ve had a full array of cosmetic dentistry to straighten and improve your smile, it could be that you need teeth whitening to get the smile you’ve been longing for. Fortunately, at our Rolling Meadows, IL office, Mike Errico DDS and Associates is happy to provide an array of tooth whitening treatments and solutions.
It is important to begin any discussion of our teeth whitening treatments by saying one thing: They are not permanent. We can provide you with premium tooth whitening, but if you habitually smoke, drink coffee, tea or red wine or you take certain medications, you may need to make teeth whitening a regular part of your dental care and oral hygiene.
Next, we think it is best for our patients to understand how teeth whitening actually works. It uses a special formula full of whitening agents, and these tackle any stains or discoloration on the surface of the tooth as well as beneath the enamel. This is why people with staining that has been a problem for years may see their teeth greatly improved through the use of tooth whitening treatments.
We provide our patients with customized cosmetic dentistry solutions, and so your teeth whitening actually begins with the creation of custom dental trays. These are going to fit tightly to your upper and lower teeth and will be used to apply the special whitening compounds. We offer in-office treatments, but we also provide our patients with compounds to use in their custom trays at home.
The at-home remedies will take a bit longer, and may require you to wear the trays for a few hours each day for up to two weeks. After you achieve the whiteness you want, or you do so in the office with our cosmetic dentist overseeing the process, you will need to do little more than some maintenance treatments to keep your teeth their whitest.
Before you do any teeth whitening, we are going to consult with you about the overall health of the teeth and gums. Dr. Errico’s goal is for all of his patients to have the healthiest smiles before they take the final steps to make them the most beautiful smiles as well. Teeth whitening is what you might call the ideal finishing touch to any work you have done to get your teeth and gums in top condition.
If you have questions about teeth whitening, or wish to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options, give us a call at our Rolling Meadows, IL office at 847-788-0808. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.