Get a Brighter Smile with Teeth Whitening in Vernon Hills

According to market research, the smile is one of our most valuable assets. By our very nature, we assess the character of others in mere seconds. This means that we largely rely on appearance to form a first impression.

Teeth Whitening Vernon HIlls, ILTeeth Whitening has become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, although there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using at home teeth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Your dentist will replace of any restorations after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years and more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.


Reasons for teeth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.


What does teeth whitening involve?

Professional teeth whitening by Drs. Hoffenberg, Amin & Lee, DDS usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, your dentist will make impressions (molds) of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays at our Vernon Hills office.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. You will wear these trays with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience teeth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

Your dentist will provide care instructions for your teeth and trays.  We encourage you to visit our dentists regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.


What does your smile say about you?

A bright smile sends a clear message of friendliness and likeability. When you look in the mirror and see healthy, white teeth, chances are you feel more satisfied and confident in your image. These feelings can go a long way in helping you achieve personal and professional success. Because teeth whitening is such an accessible, convenient treatment, it makes sense to secure your best smile with this cosmetic dentistry service. View Drs. Hoffenberg, Amin & Lee, DDS’s smile gallery to see what teeth whitening can do for your smile!


Safe, Effective Technique

Teeth whitening methods have existed for centuries. However, only recently did dentistry solidify a safe and effective technique. In ancient times, humans sought stain resolution with natural substances like pumice. Very quickly, they learned that their method removed a lot more than stains, it removed enamel, too. Before the 1900s, attempts at teeth whitening involved powerful bleaching agents and an etching technique that also did more harm than good. Today, everything has changed.

The method of teeth whitening most often used today is tray bleaching with a precise concentration of carbamide peroxide. Our professional whitening treatment surpasses the capabilities of any commercial whitening strip or toothpaste. Therefore, it is the preferred method for those who want to see noticeable results. You can use the formulation available from your dentist on a daily basis without causing damage to enamel or nerves. Sensitivity sometimes occurs, but this is due to temporary dehydration of enamel. Shortly after treatment stops, so does sensitivity.



Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Working with your dentist to manage discoloration, you achieve the desired result more quickly and in the most appropriate manner. Typically, enamel becomes stained over time as a result of particle buildup in the pores of the outer layer of tooth matter. This buildup occurs bit by bit, with that morning cup of coffee or glass of red wine with dinner. Over time, light is blocked out of enamel, and teeth become dull and yellow. The application of professional-grade bleach breaks up the molecules in enamel, allowing light to reflect more efficiently off the surface. After just a few treatments in the comfort of your own home, you will notice a brighter, livelier smile.

Teeth whitening treatment will make your teeth lighter than they are naturally. Because you can wear your trays and bleach anytime you wish, you remain in total control of your end result. After an initial course of treatment, teeth can remain vibrant for several months, even years. This depends on your consumption of stain-causing foods and beverages, and your oral care habits. Your dentist can perform touch-up whitening as needed, to keep your smile looking its best year after year.


Affordable Care for a Dazzling Smile

Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable treatments in cosmetic dentistry. There is no need for costly in-office treatments with lasers or light. The home whitening treatment that has been used for over 25 years achieves outstanding results with minimal investment.

Reveal your inner vibrancy through your smile. Call (847) 367-6760 or visit Drs. Hoffenberg & Amin for your teeth whitening consultation in Vernon Hills, IL.

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