A brighter, whiter smile may be just one dental appointment away! Professional teeth whitening can be a quick and economical way to get a better-looking smile in just one office visit. Teeth whitening is effective on most tooth stains and can improve tooth color up to 8 shades whiter.
A whiter smile can be more youthful and will boost your confidence. Our Lincoln Park, Chicago dental office can help you whiten your teeth with Zoom! in-office whitening. Zoom! is a unique teeth-whitening system that has been proven to provide superior results when compared to over-the-counter options. Zoom! will also minimize the common side effect of increased tooth sensitivity due to the proprietary materials and the delivery method.
The unique bleaching gel is designed to protect and improve tooth enamel while reducing sensitivity. A special blue light is used for in-office whitening that can accelerate the effects of the bleaching gel for immediate results.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening uses a topical bleaching agent that will penetrate several layers of tooth enamel to reduce or eliminate the appearance of stains. The compound used in the bleaching gel breaks up the stain molecules and spreads them out, making them less noticeable on your teeth.
Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?
Although most patients are candidates, certain tooth stains are not reactive to teeth whitening. Dr. Gayed or Dr. Shaw will evaluate your tooth stains before treatment to ensure teeth whitening is an effective solution. We also offer cosmetic dental treatments that can change the color of your teeth, such as tooth bonding and porcelain veneers.
How long does the Zoom! process take?
From start to finish, the in-office Zoom! teeth whitening process takes about 2 hours. Once complete, you should see immediate results and a much brighter smile.
How long does teeth whitening last?
The results from a teeth whitening treatment can last for a year or more. There are several key factors in the longevity of your results, such as your diet, oral hygiene habits, and the underlying cause of your tooth stains or discoloration. Dark foods and beverages such as coffee and tea can darken teeth over time.