A beautiful smile speaks volumes about your appearance. In fact, a dental industry survey found for most people, those who have nice smiles give off the immediate impression of being more trustworthy, friendly and successful. If you feel like your discolored teeth might be giving off the wrong impression about you, we at All Smiles in Worth, Illinois, encourage you to learn more about teeth whitening here. Serving the Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Palos Park and Chicago Ridge areas, Dr. Frederick Mueller, Dr. Ron Baran, Dr. Jianjun Hao and Dr. Irene Skirius are pleased to offer this quick, easy and affordable way to enhance your smile.
How do teeth become stained?
Although you can't see them, tiny pits and pockets cover the surface of your teeth. Food and drink particles become lodged in these grooves, which are too small for a toothbrush to reach. Over time, they can collect enough of these particles to uniformly change the color of your teeth to a yellow or brownish color. Drinks like coffee, tea and red wine, as well as tobacco products, are notorious for causing stains to develop.
How does whitening work?
In order to rid these microscopic grooves of their "hitchhikers," the tiny particles must be broken up into even smaller pieces. This is achieved by applying a peroxide-based gel to the teeth and then allowed to work between 30 and 60 minutes. While over-the-counter kits and products contain the same ingredients as those used at your Worth dentist's office, only professional-grade products can give you immediate and dramatic results. You'll leave your appointment at All Smiles with a smile you can't wait to show off!
If teeth whitening sounds like something you could benefit from, we'd love to help you out! If you're in the Oak Lawn, Palo Heights, Palos Park or Chicago Ridge area, contact All Smiles in Worth, IL, to schedule an appointment today!