Are you truly pleased with your smile? If you're like many Americans, you may feel embarrassed by the worn color of your yellow, dull teeth. Fortunately, here at Lynch Dental Center in River Forest and Chicago IL, your dentists offer professional teeth whitening, an in-office or at-home service that brightens teeth by several shades in a single treatment. Led by Drs. John, Sheila, and Frances Lynch, read on to learn how our team can rejuvenate your smile with this popular cosmetic dentistry option.
How dental stains happen
When you consume highly pigmented foods and beverages, your tooth enamel literally absorbs the dark colors, and when combined with the passage of time and poor oral hygiene, it is inevitable that unattractive organic matter will accumulate on your enamel. Furthermore, even the best brushing and flossing habits won't remove this material, and neither will retail mouthwashes or whitening toothpastes.
Unfortunately, surface, or extrinsic stains, eventually become intrinsic stains, reports Dentistry IQ. Stubborn discolorations permanently change how you look and feel when you smile.
Would you like to rejuvenate your smile?
Professional teeth whitening is today's most sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatment, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Economical and quick, whitening is available as an in-office treatment, accomplished in just one hour by your dentist here at Lynch Dental Center in River Forest and Chicago, IL. Conversely, you can choose convenient at-home whitening if you would prefer to brighten your smile on your own time. Both use hydrogen peroxide gel to lifts stains right out of the enamel matrix.
In-office whitening takes just one visit and brightens teeth by many shades, up to eight, in fact. At-home whitening applies a less concentrated peroxide gel via custom-made acrylic trays. These snugly-fitting trays place the gel right where it's needed for a prescribed length of time every day for a week. Results are just as spectacular as the in-office version.
Maintaining a beautiful smile
After you complete your whitening, you can maintain your new look indefinitely by:
- Brushing twice a day for a full two minutes, as endorsed by the American Dental Association (ADA)
- Flossing once a day to remove plaque and keep your gums healthy
- Receiving whitening touch-ups as necessary at Lynch Dental Center
- Limiting the intake of coffee, tea, and colas
- Buffering acidic foods with cheese or bread
- Quitting all tobacco products
- Seeing Dr. Lynch twice a year for a check-up and cleaning
Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today
Cosmetic dentistry is booming, and the results from teeth whitening prove why. Please contact the team at Lynch Dental Center for a friendly evaluation. Phone our River Forest office at (708) 366-6411, or for the Chicago location, dial (312) 263-3235.