Professional Teeth Whitening in La Grange, IL

Cosmetic teeth whitening is a popular, non-invasive dental treatment. You can choose a store-bought kit or opt for in-office teeth whitening or a professional take-home kit. Inexpensive, over-the-counter (OTC) peroxide-based products are readily available and generally safe, but their low concentration of active ingredients makes them less effective. OTC kits require multiple applications and the results do not last as long as professional whitening.

Which type of whitening is best for you? In-office whitening can accomplish in a single visit what the take-home kit achieves in up to 7 days, while the least costly OTC option produces results in up to 16 days.

In-Office Bleaching Treatment

Professional teeth whitening treatment is the safest and fastest option, as dentists are trained to do this, reducing the risk of gum or tooth irritation. In-office treatments using professional-strength products are also the most effective, meaning that the results last longer.

During the in-office whitening treatment, Dr. Wallace applies a peroxide-based gel. The bleaching treatment uses a concentrated solution of hydrogen peroxide in water that is applied for up to 30 minutes.

Our Professional Teeth Whitening Services

Dr. Wallace and his team are highly trained in professional teeth whitening in La Grange, IL. We understand that every patient is unique, which is why we assess your situation thoroughly before recommending an in-office whitening or a take-home kit. Your oral health, your whitening goals, upcoming social events and budget all factor into the decision. Schedule a cosmetic consultation today and let us help you determine the best whitening method for your situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does teeth whitening work?

Professional teeth whitening is a straightforward procedure. It involves applying a whitening solution that contains hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to the surfaces of the stained teeth. The bleaches break down the stains, making the teeth whiter and their color less concentrated.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Teeth whitening at Stephen Wallace, DDS is designed to be quick and comfortable. Patients may experience some tooth sensitivity after the whitening procedure, but this is a temporary side effect.

How long does tooth sensitivity last after whitening?

Side effects, including sensitivity, are usually temporary and should disappear a few days after the whitening treatment. If symptoms persist or worsen, it is important to tell your dentist.

What is the best teeth whitening method?

The safest and most effective way to remove stains from your teeth is to have them professionally whitened by your dentist. Unlike over-the-counter kits, professional whitening uses a stronger formula that can produce a noticeably whiter smile in a single treatment.

A Great Smile Begins
with Healthy Teeth