Make Your Smile Brighter Than Ever Before
Make Your Smile Brighter Than Ever Before
Some people say it’s the eyes, but we believe the smile is truly the window to the soul. Our smile has the biggest impact on the way we feel about our appearance. If you are not completely satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, it can affect your self-esteem and your ability to project confidence. Teeth whitening products are readily accessible today with many over-the-counter products boasting an easy home whitening solution. Teeth are a very important part of your body and you should entrust your smile to those that have years of experience and knowledge with professional tooth whitening.
All whitening, including professional teeth whitening, uses peroxide whitening agents. With professional whitening, your gums and lips are protected, then professional strength whitening gels applied. Sometimes a light is used to enhance the gels. Because of the strength and the makeup of the professional whitener, it is able to penetrate the tooth and reach the staining quickly and remove it. Before and after photos show the dramatic results that can occur with professional tooth whitening. The results can be deeper and last longer than over-the-counter products.
How long the whitening will last depends on how your teeth were whitened and what you eat, drink and smoke. Over-the-counter products do not bleach the teeth nearly as deeply as the professional tooth whitening. If you engage in such things as drinking coffee, wine, or smoking, you can have a very fast relapse with over-the-counter products. You will be asked to avoid food and drinks that could stain your teeth while whitening, on the other hand, it is a bit more long lasting. You will be asked to avoid food and drinks that could stain your teeth while you are whitening and for a few days after. These include mustard, coffee, red wine, ketchup… anything that would stain a white shirt.
The results from professional tooth whitening can last for up to 5 years if the teeth are properly maintained. Your habits affect the longevity. If you smoke or drink a lot of red wine, you will have to touch up more frequently.
It is well documented that professional tooth whitening performed by a licensed dentist is quite safe. Professional tooth whitening has been popular for over 20 years and research shows that the procedures are safe according to the ADA.
For most people, tooth whitening does not create discomfort. There are desensitizers built into professional tooth whitening products that minimize sensitivity. There are still some cases where the bleaching agent can cause gum irritation or sensitivity. This depends on the individual.
It can range from $300 all the way up to $1200 depending how much staining you have in your teeth. Professional teeth whitening may seem a bit expensive compared to over-the-counter products but the results make it worth the difference. A bright white smile can be a major confidence boost.
To maintain your new bright smile, we would like you to use whitening toothpaste each time you brush. If you smoke, it would be best to reduce the amount you smoke or even quitting altogether. Using a straw when drinking can keep your teeth white longer, and ladies, use smudge-proof lipstick so the color stays off your teeth.
Trust your smile to the leaders of the profession. University Dental Professionals team of providers, renowned educators, authors and clinicians want to help you get the bright smile you have always dreamed of. Come see us today, so we can help your true beauty shine through.
Since 1984, University Dental Professionals has been providing exceptional dental care here in Chicago. Located in Hyde Park, directly across from the Museum of Science and Industry, our location has made it convenient for our patients from throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana. Focused on our mission to provide the best dental services possible, our doctors utilize the most advanced state-of- the-art technologies to customize their approach, one patient at a time. As a team, we are committed to collaborating with each other to ensure the best treatment options.
Our very own in office UDP dental plan reflects our philosophical approach to prevention and oral health. With more and more studies showing the systemic effects of poor oral health, our dental plan is 100% based on prevention and maintaining your oral health. The core of our plan is our hygiene recall system and our ongoing educational pursuits keep our hygiene team at the forefront of oral health. Each and every provider participates in our UDP plan, to offer our patients the best in services and reasonable fees without any limitations.
Our experienced doctors are leaders and innovators in dentistry. They are educators, authors and well respected clinicians highly skilled in Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, All on 4 Procedures(can you link to Implants/All on 4 page), Botox, Dental Sleep Appliances, Invisalign, and far more. Implementing digital and laser dentistry allows our patients the latest in comfortable and high-quality dentistry.
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