Get that Bright White Smile you've always wanted...
Sometimes it seems that no matter how much you brush you can't seem to brighten your smile. The problem is not that your teeth are unclean, it's actually staining or the natural discoloration of your teeth. Teeth can darken for a number of reasons. The most common is the natural tooth-yellowing effect from aging. Your teeth may also be stained from drinking coffee; tea or caffeine based soft drinks. Some time the tooth also has varying shades of white, due to the growth process of the tooth or to trauma when the tooth bud was being formed.
Don't be discouraged. If you feel that your teeth are looking less than their best, our office can offer you the latest in tooth whitening techniques.
Whiten your teeth at night, during the day or over the weekend!! The dentist will help you choose the whitening system that is right for you!!
Worn 2 hours
For 10-14 nights
Worn 30 minutes
For 10-14 nights
Worn 4-8 hours
for 3 days
These clear and inconspicuous custom fit trays can be worn anywhere, anytime!!
What is tooth whitening?
Tooth whitening is a process where a mild bleaching solution is applied to the tooth, using a custom fit tray, to whiten tooth discolorations of the enamel and dentin.
What causes tooth discoloration?
Commonly, discoloration can be caused by, aging, consumption of coffees, teas, caffeine soft drinks, red wines etc. Tooth discoloration can also occur during tooth formation due to trauma and medications taken during this time.
How long does it take to get results?
If you follow your dentist's recommendations, you will see results in 10-14 days. The type of whitening selected for you will determine how often you will apply the solution. Nite White is worn once per day for 2 hours. Day White is worn 1-3 times per day for 30 minutes. Zoom Whitening is worn 4-8 hours while sleeping for only 3 days.
Will my fillings change color?
No. If you have some original tooth colored filling that are noticeable when you smile, they will not change color with the whitening solution.
How long will it last?
Your teeth will always be lighter than they were initially. Your teeth may need to be "touched up" 1-2 applications, once or twice a year. In order to maintain the whitest tooth shade possible, it is best to avoid substances like coffee, tea or tobacco. To keep your teeth looking their best we recommend flossing, and brushing twice daily with professional whitening toothpaste, specifically designed to keep your teeth looking there brightest.
How does it work?
As the carbamide peroxide (active ingredient) is broken down, oxygen will enter the enamel and the dentin and dissolves the stains. The tooth structure has not changed and the tooth is made lighter.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Studies indicate that tooth whitening under the supervision of a dentist is safe for the teeth and the gums. However, it is not recommended for anyone under the age of thirteen or pregnant or lactating women.
What about sensitivity?
Majority of patients do not experience sensitivity, however if you experience mild, temporary sensitivity it should subside within a few hours after the treatment. If sensitivity does persist, wear times can be varied or teeth can be treated with desensitizing toothpaste. Lingering sensitivity will subside after 1-3 days of completion of the treatment.
Teeth Whitening in Naperville, IL
Your teeth can be healthy, straight and perfectly aligned, but if they’re yellowed or stained you’re still not putting your best smile forward. Learn the basics about teeth whitening, including the process of having your teeth professionally brightened by a dentist. Dr. David Erdman offers this commonly requested cosmetic treatment at his Fort Lauderdale, FL office.
Why Do Patients Desire Whiter Teeth?
Your teeth are the first thing that people notice when you talk or smile. That’s why patients spend over $11 billion each year on whitening solutions. Surveys have found that the vast majority people believe that an attractive, white smile makes you more successful socially, professionally and romantically. Senior patients often desire whiter teeth because it makes them look younger, vibrant and healthy.
Teeth Whitening Options
There are a number of possible options for patients to explore when they want whiter teeth. Some people choose to go for over the counter products which include whitening strips, trays and mouthwashes. The problem with these solutions is that they’re often difficult to use and usually take a long time to produce results. For instance, OTC whitening trays take weeks to work and are messy to deal with on a daily basis. Patients who want reliable and immediate whitening results opt for treatment at a dentist’s office.
Professional Teeth Whitening
When patients want a reliable and fast solution for discolored teeth, they can get results in just 60-90 minutes at Dr. Erdman’s dental practice in Fort Lauderdale. Using a high-powered whitening solution (commonly made of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide), Dr. Erdman can improve the color of a patient’s teeth by up to eight shades. Once the whitening session is complete, the results will last for six months to as long as two years.