Teeth Whitening Services in Lisle, IL
Drs. Derrico and Van Beek have been dedicated to improving the health and aesthetics of our patients’ smiles for more than 30 years. As part of that commitment, we offer safe, effective professional teeth whitening at College Square Dental in Lisle, IL.
How does take-home professional tray whitening work?
During your initial exam, Drs. Derrico and Van Beek will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums to make sure that you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Teeth whitening should only be done on healthy teeth with no cavities or gum disease present.
If you decide that teeth whitening is right for you, we will take an impression from which your custom whitening trays will be made. In contrast to generic over-the-counter whitening trays, your custom trays will ensure the even, consistent delivery of the whitening gel to your teeth. Our custom-fitted trays are very comfortable, easy to wear, and provide the convenience of whitening in the comfort of your home.
Your length of treatment will depend on the level of whitening you desire. Most patients wear their whitening trays for a prescribed amount of time every day for a week. After the initial whitening, we recommend touching up with a day or two of whitening every six month.
It is important to keep in mind that teeth whitening is not always effective. Teeth whitening is best at treating yellow staining from aging, tobacco, dark cola, tea, coffee, and red wine. If your teeth have gray shading from tetracycline or other chemicals, you may still see improved results, though they may be less dramatic. Additionally, restorations such as crowns, veneers, and bondings, will not be effected by the whitening gel. During your consultation, Drs. Derrico and Van Beek will go over your whitening goals to make sure treatment will meet your expectations.
To find out if teeth whitening is right for you, schedule a whitening assessment at our Lisle, IL dental office.