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Want a Brighter Smile? Here Are Four Options for Whiter Teeth

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Are you looking to get brighter, whiter teeth to improve your smile? Here, we’ll discuss your options for whiter teeth to help you decide what is the best way for you to get the smile of your dreams.

Whitening Toothpastes

Whitening toothpastes contain mild abrasives that help remove surface stains on your teeth. They also might contain some gently chemical or polishing agents that will help to more effectively remove those surface stains. But surface stains really are the limit to whitening toothpastes since they do not contain any type of bleach and typically lighten your tooth’s color by about one shade while professional whitening can whiten your teeth from three to eight shades whiter.

Over the Counter Whitening Gels & Strips

You’ve probably seen ads for these on TV or in magazines. Whitening gels are peroxide based gels that are clear and applied to the surface of your teeth with a small brush. Whitening strips are clear strips with an adhesive-type gel that allows you to place the strips on your teeth for about 30 minutes each day for an extended period of weeks. These gels and strips usually contain hydrogen peroxide but the strength of the peroxide varies per product. Results are seen in a week or so and the final results can last for about four months.

Whitening Mouthwash

Along with freshening breath, reducing plaque, and fighting gum disease, mouthwashes can also help whiten teeth. Whitening mouthwashes contain a whitening ingredient like hydrogen peroxide that will help whiten teeth in about twelve weeks. There is some evidence that whitening mouthwashes are not as effective than other over the counter products. This is because the whitening mouthwash is only in contact with your teeth for about 60 seconds each time you rinse. Compare that against a strip that you use for 30 minutes.

Professional Teeth Whitening Kits

If you want the convenience of an over the counter strip but the benefits of a professional whitening treatment, teeth whitening kits may be for you. These are custom made for you by the dentist. Our team will take impressions of your teeth so we can make the whitening trays specifically for your teeth. Once the trays are ready, you’ll get to take them and a professional-strength whitening gel home. You’ll come up with a schedule with the dentist that will help you work towards your whitening goals so that you can have the smile of your dreams in no time.

A Brighter Smile Awaits You!

If you think that professional whitening is for you, give us a call to schedule a consultation. Your smile will benefit from the effort.

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Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.