Professional whitening from Dr. Mohammad Waheed of Elite Dentistry in Addison, Illinois, can take your teeth from dull to dazzling! Read on to learn how whitening works and why a professional session at Elite Dentistry will give you amazing results!
How stains form
On the surface of your teeth are very small, almost microscopic grooves. Although brushing your teeth removes a lot of the buildup that comes from food and drinks, these tiny crevices trap even smaller particles in them. Over time, enough particles can build up to make the teeth appear gray, yellow, or tan in color, depending on what you eat or drink regularly. So it isn't so much that the stains are on your teeth, but that they are in your enamel, and you're going to need something powerful and effective to remove them.
The process of whitening uses the natural chemical reaction that takes place when peroxide is applied to the teeth. When applying gel with a high peroxide concentration onto teeth, thousands of small bubbles begin forming and breaking, causing the food particles embedded in your enamel to dissipate. The whitening solution is carefully monitored by our dentist and then rinsed away after 45 to 60 minutes, leaving behind a smile that can be eight to ten shades whiter than when you arrived at the Addison office.
Professional vs. store-bought
Although there are plenty of whitening products available for purchase at your local grocery store or pharmacy, only professional-grade products like those offered by your dentist have the ability to whiten your teeth quickly. Over-the-counter whitening gels, toothpastes, and strips can take months of consistent usage to produce results, and they typically don't last as long or meet expecations.
Interested? Contact us today!
Scheduling a whitening treatment from your Addison dentist can make a huge difference in how you feel about your appearance. Contact Elite Dentistry for an appointment with Dr. Mohammad Waheed today! Our number is (630) 279-3333.