Teeth Whitening

Restorative, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Willowbrook, IL

Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening services offered in Willowbrook, IL

Has your smile been dimmed by stains or yellowing? Visit Distinctive Dental, led by Aušrinė Schneider, DDS, in Willowbrook, Illinois, for professional teeth whitening services. Distinctive Dental offers transformative in-office and at-home teeth whitening. Learn how teeth whitening can drastically brighten your smile by scheduling an appointment with Distinctive Dental online or over the phone today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What causes teeth discoloration?

There are many possible causes of tooth discoloration, some within your control and others not.

Several of the main culprits include:

  • Foods and drinks like coffee, tea, or berries
  • Tobacco use
  • Certain diseases or treatments
  • Certain medications
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Dental trauma or restorations

Also, as you age, your teeth naturally discolor. Due to normal wear and tear, some of your tooth enamel wears away as time passes. When this happens, the naturally yellow dentin layer below the enamel shines through.

How does teeth whitening work?

At Distinctive Dental, Dr. Schneider offers in-office and at-home Zoom!® whitening options.

In-office, the treatment can lighten your teeth by several shades during one visit. Dr. Schneider begins by covering your gums and other soft tissues with a guard to protect the sensitive areas around your teeth. Then, she applies the powerful whitening solution directly to your teeth, then lets it sit as she points a bright LED light at your teeth to activate it and increase its efficacy. 

If you prefer to whiten your teeth gradually, our practice can supply you with at-home whitening trays. Custom-designed to fit your teeth perfectly, you use them by putting a small amount of whitening gel inside, then place them over your teeth. How long and frequently you wear the trays depends on your personal goals. For the best results, always follow your provider’s instructions.

How can I prolong my teeth whitening results?

Once you see your bright new smile, you will want to keep it looking fantastic as long as possible. To do so, you can observe a few at-home habits.

First, take note of what you eat and drink. Coffee, red wine, and colored juices can stain your teeth quickly. So, if you regularly enjoy such beverages, always rinse your mouth out afterward.

Second, if you use tobacco products, consider quitting with the assistance of a cessation program. Otherwise, your teeth will most likely continue to stain.

Finally, feel free to contact Distinctive Dental for a touch-up. You can enjoy your beautiful, bright smile for years with good oral hygiene and the occasional touch-up.

Are you ready to see a brilliant smile in the mirror? Book an appointment at Distinctive Dental online or over the phone today.