Are you looking for the best teeth whitening Chicago has to offer? There are so many options that it can be confusing. You can choose from strips, rinses, toothpaste, trays, and office procedures – just to name a few. The best method is a little different for everyone. Luckily, there is an easy way to find the best whitening method for you: come to Big Smile Dental and ask your dentist for a recommendation.
How whitening works
Most whiteners work on the same principle. When your teeth first developed, they were as white as Grandma’s linen tablecloth. Over time, a variety of things can take a toll on that pristine white enamel. The most common culprits are your (often-bad) habits: coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco top the list. Imagine what those things would do to a white tablecloth. Stains! Teeth whiteners, like laundry stain removers, are designed to take out those stains.
Over-the-counter vs. professional whitening
Simply put, some products are better than others are. Stronger products are only available from dental professionals. Anything that cleans dark debris from your teeth can legally be called a whitener. Professional teeth whitening is actually teeth-bleaching. We can say that because our systems can lighten teeth beyond their natural shade. What you see on the drugstore shelves is less effective, yet often causes more tooth sensitivity.
Choosing the right product
Among the professional-grade products, not all whiteners are created equal. The formula of the whitener, percentage and type of peroxide, and treatment method all affect the results. There are three, gentle yet effective, whitening systems that measure up to our standards, and we offer all three. BriteSmile, Zoom, or Rembrandt can take your smile from dingy to dazzling in record time.
In-office whitening accomplishes this in an hour or two. At-home kits are more gradual, often removing deeper stains. You can use either method, or a combination of the two. We don’t offer bad options, so you’ll get great results no matter what system you choose. Your dentist will help you choose the best option to fit a dazzling smile into your busy lifestyle, conveniently.
Call Big Smile Dental at 773-772-8400 and schedule a free consultation to discover the best teeth whitening in Chicago.