More sun in the summer makes everything brighter. Your teeth should be no exception. A whiter smile can be the fastest and most impactful way to refresh your appearance. When you look refreshed, you might feel refreshed. While some minimal stains or discoloration may be able to be slightly lightened by an over-the-counter whitening solution, most deeper stains and deep discoloration will not be affected. A professional solution can penetrate deeper stains and provide you with results. Professional whitening can also work much faster. You may be able to see a difference in just one night. Maximum results can take longer, but you can see a huge improvement to the whiteness and brightness of your smile.
Bleaching in the office
Dr. Fondriest does not offer or recommend in-office whitening. The rapid bleaching done in an office relies on dehydration rather than stain removing with possible side effects of irritation to the teeth and gums. Rapid whitening done in the office does not last as long, and could require some follow-up with at-home bleaching.
Professional kit for home
Our office offers the professional kits, Nite White Excel 3 and Day White Excel 3, both by Discus Dental. Both the Nite and the Day versions contain the active ingredient, carbamide peroxide. This ingredient has been approved by the FDA and has been used as an oral antiseptic for many years. The whitening gels come in a range of carbamide peroxide concentration from 7.5% to 22%. For sensitive teeth and gums, the Day White Excel 3 kit is recommended as it has a lower concentration. Both day and nite versions come with a double barrel syringe which keeps the active ingredients unused until needed leading to a shelf life of up to three years.
Dr. Fondriest can help you get a whiter smile.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Fondriest to whiten your teeth, call Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago.