What is the procedure for BriteSmile in Chicago?

Woman with smileIf you smile has been showing its darker side lately, it’s time to consider bleaching. You have many options, beginning with over-the-counter products. Although you will find hundreds of them in virtually any store in Chicago, there is one this that you won’t find on those shelves – a good solution. Some of these products don’t even contain bleaching agents, and others are very mild. None can measure up to professional whitening.

At Big Smile Dental, we offer several whitening options from the top manufacturers. Each system has unique benefits, and we will help you choose the best for your situation. BriteSmile is one of the most popular among patients who are looking for dramatic results in a hurry. The procedure is completed in just one visit, with improvement up to 9.3 shades.

How it works

The concept of bleaching teeth is similar to bleaching laundry. You get stains from things like coffee, tea, or wine, and bleach dissolves them. However, whitening teeth is more complicated than clothes. You can’t just dump some chlorine bleach on them (technically, it may be possible, but you would poison yourself). Teeth whitening is accomplished with a peroxide-based bleaching agent. It converts to oxygen, which bleaches and acts like scrubber bubbles, breaking apart stains.

The BriteSmile system has the added power of a patented light system that activates the bleaching gel for faster, better results. This cutting edge technology has been proven safe in several independent studies, including one published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The blue-green lamp is designed to illuminate all teeth simultaneously, for uniform results without repetitive applications.

The secret ingredient is something called a photo-initiator in the specially formulated gel. It reacts to the light, giving the entire process a boost, so the gel can reach more deep-down stains in less time. It works in much the same way as natural sunlight fading something. There is one important difference – unlike sunlight, the BriteSmile system does not expose you to harmful UV rays. It also contains ingredients like purified water and glycerin, to ensure that tooth enamel stays hydrated.

The best way to find out how well this system works is to see it with your own eyes – every time you look in the mirror! Call us at 773-772-8400 and schedule an appointment today.

Call Big Smile Dental at 773-772-8400 and schedule an appointment to get on the fast track to your dazzling smile.


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