Professional Teeth Whitening
Just as our faces age and change over time, the same aging process occurs with teeth. Years of drinking coffee and soda and eating colorful (and often healthy!) foods can all cast a yellow or brown shadow on teeth, making them appear aged.
Some common teeth staining culprits include:
- Berries and cherries
- Spices such as curry or chili
- Soda, tea, coffee, and energy drinks
- Red wine
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Dark greens such as spinach or kale
Brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings all help keep stains away. Teeth have microscopic pores that absorb colorful foods and beverages over the years.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening products may provide some benefit but are often unpredictable and do not result in the dramatic improvement that patients desire.
At Pallotto Dental Care, we offer professional teeth whitening that penetrates the pores in teeth and bleaches away stains that cause the appearance of aging and discoloration.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Many companies make promises when it comes to whitening teeth, but patients will always have superior results when whitening under the supervision of an experienced dentist.
Our teeth whitening system includes custom trays that are designed to prevent leakage of whitening gel onto delicate gum tissue and keep the bleaching agent in contact with teeth surfaces, resulting in a better outcome.
Only dentists can sell the highest strength whitening gel and provide support when it comes to avoiding sensitivity, which is common with over-the-counter options.
Dr. Josephine Pallotto, Dr. Nicholas Pallotto, and Dr. Anthony Pallotto offer experienced advice and customized options that result in up to an eight shade improvement, depending on the level of staining.
How to Use Custom Take-Home Whitening Trays
Teeth whitening works best right after a professional dental cleaning. This allows whitening gel to come into direct contact with teeth and also removes any surface stains before beginning.
After taking a before-and-after shade to measure results, we provide enough professional strength whitening gel to complete the initial treatment. Use only a small dot of gel per tooth to minimize excess. Wear the custom trays for one to two hours per day to achieve the best results.
If sensitivity does occur, consider taking a day off in between treatments. We also offer fluoride varnish and other desensitizing options for patients who experience sensitivity or suffer from gum recession to provide greater comfort. Any sensitivity is temporary.
Retain the custom whitening trays after treatment for touch-ups. Many patients choose to spruce up their teeth every six months to a year depending on their diet and lifestyle habits.
Contact Us for a Whiter Smile!
A beautiful smile is an asset. At Pallotto Dental Care, we provide customized cosmetic dentistry options that give our patients confidence and pride in their appearance.
Call our Lansing, IL dental office to schedule a consultation today! We also welcome new patients from the nearby communities of the Southern Suburbs of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.