Metcalf Dental offers multiple whitening options from at home to in office procedures. Metcalf Dental provides Teeth Whitening to our patients in need. We offer the best service and comfort from our staff with the best equipment. Our track record proves that our Teeth Whitening patients will be satisfied with their visit.
Teeth Whitening Services in Oak Brook, IL
Teeth whitening procedures are in high demand, and we understand why! At Metcalf Dental, we know better than anyone the importance of your smile, so we want to help you make it the best it can be with teeth whitening in our Oak Brook, IL office.
Is It Normal to Have Stains on My Teeth?
Absolutely! The outermost layer of your teeth is called “enamel,” and its thickness and texture are different for everyone. Depending on genetic factors, your enamel may be more or less prone to reflecting light in a way that makes your teeth appear stained. Plus, a thin coating called a “pellicle” forms over your enamel and picks up stains, too.
A few reasons why your teeth may appear yellow, brown, or otherwise stained are:
- Drinking tea, coffee, soda, red wine, or other dark-colored beverages
- Using tobacco products
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
The products used to whiten your teeth will include either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, types of bleach which will break through the stains on your teeth and allow their true brightness to shine through. The application of these bleaches to your teeth can be performed in our office or at home.
At Home Or in The Office?
The short answer is that it’s entirely up to you! While we offer whitening procedures here in our office, we also understand that some people might desire more flexibility to whiten their teeth on their own schedule. If this is the case, we will make custom trays of your teeth—molds that are made to fit over your teeth with a perfect fit—and provide you with syringes of whitening gel. By using your custom trays to hold the gel against your teeth, you can perform at-home whitening treatments to achieve your desired result.
Whitening your teeth in our office, however, allows us the opportunity to use a more effective concentration of whitening gel, meaning that you will require fewer whitening sessions than if you whiten your teeth yourself at home. If you decide to let us whiten your teeth in our facilities, the procedure will still be similar to an at-home experience. After we carefully place guards around your teeth to protect your gums, we will apply a powerful whitening gel directly to your teeth. No molds or trays are necessary!
Are There Any Downsides?
It’s possible that undergoing a teeth whitening procedure may result in some temporary tooth sensitivity. If this is the case, cut back on the number of whitening sessions you perform at home or leave the whitening gel on your teeth for a shorter time during each session. If you are whitening your teeth in our office and require more than one visit, discuss options to delay your next whitening appointment with us if your teeth are feeling too sensitive.
Teeth Whitening Experts in Oak Brook, IL
The experts at Metcalf Dental are excited to brighten your smile with compassionate service and professional dedication to oral health. We believe that a healthy smile you’re proud of is an essential part of quality living, so we take pride in guiding our patients to restore and maintain their oral health for a lifetime. Call us at (630)368-1007 or submit a form to schedule an appointment today.