Looking for a smile makeover for an upcoming wedding, reunion or special event?
Professional teeth whitening is one of the quickest and most economical ways to enhance the appearance of your smile. We offer in-office teeth whitening in Fox Lake. Brighten your smile in a matter of minutes. In addition, we offer at-home teeth whitening kits for teeth whitening treatment that fits in your schedule. Dr. Prendergast will meet with you to evaluate your needs, your dental health and to discuss your cosmetic goals before recommending the most suitable option. For tooth stains considered resistant to teeth whitening products, we offer cosmetic treatments that can provide permanent results. Dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and tooth bonding can address discolored or stained teeth with beautiful results that will last far longer than teeth whitening.
What causes discolored teeth?
Discolored teeth and tooth stains are common. They can be the result of a variety of factors:
- Foods and drinks such as: coffee, teas, colas, and wines
- Tobacco: Smoking or other tobacco products
- Poor dental hygiene: Neglecting to brush or floss
- Disease: For example, head and neck radiation, chemotherapy, and certain infections contracted during pregnancy
- Age: teeth naturally darken as we age
- Environment: Excessive fluoride levels in water
Why choose professional teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is superior to over-the-counter whitening systems because of the high concentration of bleach used. Professional teeth whitening will deliver predictable and noticeable results faster and with little effort. For at home treatment, you will receive a custom-made bleaching tray to distribute the gel to the teeth evenly and avoid contact with the gums. We’ll make sure you get great results from these whitening agents without damaging the enamel or irritating the gums.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our in-office teeth whitening can be done in a single visit in about an hour or less and offers exceptional results. Chair-side teeth whitening is extremely safe and highly effective. Dr. Prendergast uses only high quality professional whitening gels for reduced sensitivity. Professional whitening is customized by the dentist to meet your needs and goals. A thorough dental exam is recommended to determine if a professional teeth whitening treatment will address your tooth staining and discoloration.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
For your convenience, we also offer teeth whitening that you can do at home. The professional whitening system includes a custom fit bleaching tray and special bleaching gel. Dr. Prendergast will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom bleaching tray. These trays will fit perfectly against your teeth for minimal sensitivity and even whitening of the teeth. The trays with the special bleaching gel should be worn every day for a set amount of time for up to 6 weeks. Dr. Prendergast will give you instructions based on your personal goals and the amount of bleaching that will needed to reach that goal. Your brighter smile will appear gradually.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Is the teeth whitening procedure safe?
Professional teeth whitening by a licensed dentist is completely safe for you and for your teeth. Children who are under the age of 13 should avoid tooth whitening because their teeth are still forming. Pregnant or lactating women should also avoid tooth whitening procedures because the calcium in their teeth may be weakened by their pregnancy. Everyone else can approach tooth whitening as a safe and effective way to erase years of damage and staining from their teeth.
Which is better, store-bought whitening kits or teeth whitening at the dentist?
Over-the-counter tooth whiteners advertise that they can create whiter teeth quickly and easily. The truth is that whitening strips, toothpaste, and gels whiten your teeth very slowly. They cannot provide the same quality of brightness that you would experience from having your teeth whitened by a professional dentist. Some over-the-counter products actually contain chemicals that can cause damage to your teeth and gums. If you are really interested in having your teeth whitened, it is best to visit a dentist and have the procedure done by a professional.
Is teeth whitening covered by insurance?
Most dental insurance providers do not see this procedure as necessary for your dental health. It’s best to contact your specific provider to see if they can cover part of the cost. We also offer financing options to help offset the cost of cosmetic procedures.
Schedule a Dental Exam: Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile
Call Infinity Dental of Fox Lake today to schedule a professional, in-office teeth whitening procedure. It’s quick, easy, and affordable, boosting your confidence in your smile!