As we transition into summertime, you’re probably working on getting your body into shape for swimsuits and warm-weather clothes. But what about preparing your teeth? Cosmetic dentist Dr. James Fondriest, at Lake Forest Dental Arts, offers professional at-home teeth whitening to give you a summer-ready smile.
Why Choose Teeth Whitening?
A white smile is a beautiful contrast to a summer tan (that you safely acquire, of course). Having a while smile is also a sign of health and sophistication. When your smile is bright and beautiful, it can make you more confident and approachable, which can translate into professional and personal success.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive procedure that can make a dramatic difference in the way that your smile looks. If you have straight, healthy teeth but they are dull or stained, whitening can improve their appearance.
Is Professional Whitening Better?
Dr. Fondriest offers at-home whitening kits, but don’t mistake them for the same kits and toothpastes that you can buy at a drug store. The systems that he offers, Nite White Excel and Day White Excel, are safer and more effective than over-the-counter teeth whitening products.
Although in-office bleaching is available, Dr. Fondriest does not offer or recommend it because he believes that it can cause negative side effects. He will, however, instruct you on proper use of the home whitening kit that best suits your lifestyle and goals, and he will monitor your use of the kit to ensure maximum safety and results.
In some cases, such as permanent stains and discoloration or enamel damage, teeth whitening will not produce the results that you are wanting. Dr. Fondriest will discuss other cosmetic dental procedures with you, like bonding or porcelain veneers.
If you would like to learn more about professional teeth whitening, or to schedule a consultation, call our Lake Forest, IL, dental practice today at 847.234.0517. Dr. Fondriest provides stellar cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry to patients in the North Shore and the greater Chicago area.