One of the most simple, yet effective cosmetic treatments that we offer at our practice is teeth whitening. At Chicago Beautiful Smiles in the North Shore of Chicago, Illinois, many of our patients have chosen to undergo one of our three options for bleaching that we customize to enhance their smiles to a gleaming, bright white. Read on to learn more about the teeth whitening techniques available at our practice:
Kor Deep Bleaching
Kor Deep Bleaching™ is one of the most effective ways to add “WOW” to your appearance. You may have heard that bleaching can be unpredictable, painful and doesn’t last very long. But not with Kor Deep Bleaching™. Thousands of dentists agree that Kor Deep Bleaching is the most predictable and effective technique ever developed. It can even whiten tetracycline (very grey/dark) stained teeth (previously thought to be impossible). And these amazing results are typically achieved with little or no sensitivity.
Kor Deep Bleaching works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen. The oxygen from Kor Deep Bleaching gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving stain molecules. And unlike other bleaching methods, with easy periodic home maintenance, it’s entirely permanent.
You may have heard about or experienced pain during whitening. But with this method there is very little and in most cases no sensitivity. Tests show that patients who do feel some sensitivity typically feel no more than 10% of the sensitivity felt from other bleaching gels. Kor Deep Bleaching products have been clinically studied and safely used on millions of patients without harm to teeth or gums. Bleaching is considered entirely safe.
At any age, your teeth will whiten dramatically, often up to 16 shades or more. Though everyone is different, with proper Kor Deep Bleaching technique, all teeth will have stunning results, and since they’re your real teeth they won’t look unnatural, just beautifully white.
With Kor Deep Bleaching we’ll take molds of your teeth to make the ultra-comfortable Deep Bleaching Trays™ to wear with Kor bleaching gel. Next, we’ll demonstrate how you will wear your trays at home for fourteen days. Then we’ll complete your treatment with a chair side Kor Deep Bleach application to include three twenty minute sessions.
Deep Bleaching Trays are so thin and form-fitting that you’ll tend to forget they’re in your mouth.
Custom Made Bleaching Trays for Teeth Whitening
If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, Drs. Hartlieb and Ching offer custom made bleaching trays, along with Teeth Whitening Gel, which is far superior to over-the-counter products. Many of the whitening products offered over-the-counter often leave users disappointed with their whitening results simply because the concentration of peroxide is so much less. Professional Whitening gels from Chicago Beautiful Smiles will not only remove accumulated stains, but even whiten the natural pigment of the teeth.
Most Professional Whitening gel formulations contain Potassium Fluoride, which actually helps to prevent cavities, decrease sensitivity (a common side effect of whitening) as well as strengthen enamel.
Drs. Hartlieb and Ching will take an impression to custom fit easy-to-use trays that can be worn over your teeth to whiten them while you sleep — or whenever it’s convenient for you. Take-home trays can also be very effective as a form of bleaching maintenance after undergoing the in-office teeth whitening procedure.
Whitening is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure.
Nearly every drug store has whitening treatments available, and while they are inexpensive, they are not very effective. Investing in professional teeth whitening services is worthwhile because it gives you better results more quickly.
If you think you would be interested in teeth whitening, call or visit our request an appointment page and Drs. Hartlieb and Ching would be happy to see you for a complimentary consultation to see if you’re a candidate. They will take a quick look and tell you which whitening protocol will work for you and than you can decide if you’d like to schedule a full examination.
White, healthy-looking teeth not only light up your smile, but your entire face as well. No matter how conscientious you are about brushing and flossing, some discoloration and yellowing will occur naturally as you age. Professional teeth whitening procedures can reverse this process and even lighten the natural pigmentation of your teeth, making you look and feel young again.