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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Professional Teeth Whitening

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Choosing a dentist in Lansing is a big decision for your family's health. Having questions is a natural part of choosing a dentist, and we welcome yours.

Here are some of the most common questions patients ask about our dental services when they call or come by the office. If you have questions that are not addressed on this list, just give us a call. Our team is standing by to help.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Lansing ILUnfortunately, many of our favorite foods and drinks can negatively affect the appearance of our smiles. Over time, the things we consume each day begin to take their toll on our teeth — leaving once-white smiles looking dull and discolored.

Do you want a smile that is both whiter and brighter? While you cannot totally control the color of your teeth, you can limit you consumption of notorious tooth-staining choices such as coffee and beets.

Other foods and drinks that are especially known to discolor teeth include:

  • Red wine
  • Tomatoes and tomato byproducts like pasta sauce
  • Berries and cherries
  • Soy sauce
  • Energy drinks and dark sodas
  • Popsicles
  • Tea
  • Citrus fruits

If several items on this list are dietary staples in your home, there is no need to fear. Rather than eliminating these items from your pantry entirely, you can instead practice good hygiene habits to help keep your pearly whites white.

After eating or drinking something stain-inducing, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. You can also try chewing mainly with your back teeth or using a straw when drinking dark-colored beverages. Some tooth discoloration over time is normal, but you can reduce the effects of pigmented foods by brushing with a whitening toothpaste and drinking lots of 

Book professional teeth whitening Lansing, IL

If the brilliance of your smile has faded with the years, you may want to consider our professional teeth whitening services. Our Lansing, IL tooth whitening treatments are customized to your smile, allowing you to control the shade and color of your teeth. Ready to reclaim the brightness of your smile? Give us a call today!

Teeth Whitening | Lansing IL

You can achieve whiter teeth in Lansing, IL!

One of the most effective ways to achieve whiter teeth, including the elimination of yellow and brown stains, is through professional teeth cleaning in Lansing, IL.

In our dental office, we take an impression of our mouth and use the print to create a custom bleaching tray just for you.  Professional teeth whitening in Lansing, IL is superior to store-bought options because it allows for more even bleaching and helps keep gels and bleaching pastes away from your gums.

Whiten Your Teeth At Home

You take your bleaching tray and prescription-strength gel home to whiten your teeth on your own time. A member of our team provides instructions, including how often to whiten and for how long. You can whiten while you catch up on your favorite television show or while reading a good book.

Once you have whitened your teeth with one of our systems, you will want to keep them white. Because you have your tray and gel at home, you can do touchups whenever you like!

Our Lansing, IL dentist does not recommend over-the-counter whitening systems because the chemicals can be abrasive, harmful to enamel, and cause tooth sensitivity. When whitening your teeth for a big event, it is always better to do so under the supervision of your Lansing, IL dentist.

Schedule Teeth Whitening in Lansing, IL

If you have additional questions, or would like to schedule a teeth whitening appointment, please contact us today!

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