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The Three Main Forms of Teeth Whitening

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Did you know that there are specific treatments available that are designed not to improve your oral health but rather to specifically enhance the look and color of your teeth? With teeth whitening treatments, you can upgrade the aesthetic color of your smile much quicker and better than normal oral health care habits ever could.

Are you ready for the benefits that teeth whitening therapy can provide? Listed below are three main forms of treatment:

In-office whitening: In-office whitening treatments are administered directly under the supervision of a dentist in an office. They are considered the highest quality whitening treatment because the safest materials are used and the treatment is customized and molded to fit your exact dental profile. It’s noted that a 90-minute treatment can potentially whiten your teeth more than months of using other treatments.

At-home whitening: At-home whitening treatments are administered by the patient themselves at home our out of the office. A product or system is given to a patient by a dentist to use in their spare time. Although this service is not as highly rated as an in-office system because it lacks the guidance of a professional, it can still be highly effective if you follow your dentist’s instructions.

Over-the-counter whitening: Over-the-counter whitening treatments are the most common form of teeth whitening system, as dozens of new products have flooded the market in recent years to get in on the action of the teeth whitening craze sweeping the nation. Unfortunately, due to lack of oversight by outside sources, these products go unregulated and can potentially be very dangerous for your teeth and gums. If used incorrectly, some products can bleach your gums or strip away your tooth enamel. Try to avoid using any product before first consulting with your dentist.

If you would like to discuss a tooth whitening treatment with Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe and the rest of our team here at Magnificent Mile Family Dental, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Chicago, Illinois. Our number is 312-280-0034. We look forward to helping you decide which options will work best in your quest for a whiter smile.