Few things are quite as embarrassing as getting ready for a big day at the office or a special date, only to notice dark discolorations or staining on otherwise great teeth. Most people equate shiny smiles with beauty, and having pearly whites that are less than bright can cause even an otherwise confident person to feel self-conscious. While you may see a number of products at the drugstore or grocer, that promise to bring back the brightness to your dull smile, there are a number of benefits to seeking professional teeth whitening instead.
Are All Whitening Products Safe?
While many over-the-counter products for whitening are safe, they may no be as effective as professional whitening. You should also be careful about how long you use any whitening products, as incorrect or overuse can harm the enamel of your teeth. Even natural remedies, involving safe ingredients like baking soda and lemon, can damage your teeth if used incorrectly or too frequently.
What Can A Cosmetic Dentist Do to Whiten My Smile?
As cosmetic dentists we can offer not only great whitening products, but also expertise about what will work best for brightening your particular smile. Based on the staining you have experienced, your lifestyle and schedule, we can provide you with products designed to suit your needs, such as custom-fit whitening trays.
We offer several peroxide-based products to our patients. These products are safe and highly effective, particularly since they come in special packaging that is meant to keep the ingredients from activating until just before the product is placed on your teeth. In a relatively short amount of time you could lighten your teeth several shades through professional whitening products.
About Your Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist:
Aside from providing dependable general and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from Chicago and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (847) 234-0517.