If your smile is pretty close to being perfect and just looks a bit dingy from stains, you could benefit from professional teeth whitening from your dentist. At Michael Roessler DDS in Mundelein, IL, we offer a variety of Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening treatments to our patients for their individual lifestyle needs. Whether you would rather complete your treatment in office or at home, we have both options available. Teeth whitening is a great cosmetic dentistry procedure to have done before any special events like weddings, graduations or formal occasions to give yourself a smile that really dazzles.
Over the counter whitening products are a waste of money. They only remove surface stains and only whiten your teeth up to 3 shades lighter. Save yourself the time and money and avoid over the counter products. With professional products from your dentist, the whitening gel contains a higher percentage of bleaching agent. This results in stains being removed from the surface as well as deep and stubborn enamel stains. Zoom!™ whitening will whiten your teeth up to 8 shades in just one treatment! If you suffer from extremely stubborn stains though, you may need to consider porcelain veneers or dental crowns to achieve your desire result.
With Zoom! teeth whitening, your teeth will be up to 8 shades lighter in just one office visit. First, Dr. Roessler will need to make sure your gums and teeth are healthy enough to undergo the treatment. Also, if you have lots of noticeable crowns and fillings, you will not be a candidate for whitening treatment because these restorations do not respond to whitening products. The Zoom! treatment will consist of 3 or 4 sessions of 15 minutes, depending on your desired shade of whiteness. Dr. Roessler will fill a tray with the whitening gel, and after protecting your gums with a special gel, he will place the trays in your mouth for 15 minutes while shining a special light on it. This light activates the whitening components in the gel for expedited results. The session will be repeated 2 or 3 more times per your request and your teeth will be up to 8 shades lighter. To complete the procedure, you will be given a fluoride gel to lock in the color and desensitize your teeth. For more dramatic results, you will also be given an at home kit to continue your treatment.
An at home solution is also available. This will be similar to the in-office procedure, but will take longer and no light is involved. You will use your trays either during the day or overnight, depending on your preference. This procedure is just as effective, although results will take longer to achieve.
There are many benefits to professional whitening procedures, including an increased self-confidence. Your will feel great when you show off your radiant smile. Teeth whitening also improves the appearance of wearing lipstick, not only will your lips stand out, but your teeth will too! After your procedure you will also feel more inclined to maintain your dental health so you can keep your radiant smile. This will encourage you to floss, brush your teeth and also visit us regularly for cleanings. If you smoke, a teeth whitening treatment might encourage you to stop smoking in order to maintain your smile.
Are you interested in revamping your smile? Contact us at Michael Roessler DDS in Mundelein, IL for teeth whitening treatment from Zoom!™ You can ask us more at your next appointment or give us a call at 847-566-9330 or fill out our contact form on our contact us page.