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BriteSmile Quick Reference Guide

One Hour. One Visit. One Dazzling Smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is BriteSmile?
A: BriteSmile is a revolutionary, one-hour teeth whitening treatment that has been clinically proven safe and remarkably effective with results that can last for years!

Q: Why BriteSmile?

A: Simple, convenient, dramatic results in just one visit. Performed by a dental professional.

Q: How does it work?
A: A combination of a proprietary hydrogen peroxide based gel (only 15%) and a gentla blue light create a chemistry of teeth whitening that results in a smile and average on nine shades lighter in about an hour!

Q: How much does it cost?
A: We currently have a special promotion. Call for details. (773-772-8400 ) It's a one-time visit procedure. It takes about 90 minutes and the average patient results are nine and a half shades lighter.

Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes. BriteSmile will not soften tooth enamel or existing fillings. The BriteSmile treatment was proven safe by independent clinical studies conducted by universities and researchers (e.g. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey & Forsyth). Hudreds of thousands of patients have whitened their teeth with BriteSmile.

Q: Will it hurt?
A: Most patients do not experiance sensitivity with the treatment. About 10% of our patients report a dull ache following the treatment that may last 12 to 24 hours. Advil or Tylenol can help.

Q: Will it whiten existing crowns, veneers, or colored fillings?
A: BriteSmile may remove stains from crowns, veneers or colored fillings but the original restoration shade will not change. Replacement may be needed to match your new BriteSmile.

Q: Can the patient eat anything after the treatment?
A: The BriteSmile process removes stains that have adhered to teeth over time. It is recommended that the patient keeps to a white and clear food diet for 24 hours after the treatment until the protein pellicle has replenished.

Q: How long will it last?
A: The patient should be happy with their BriteSmile for several years. The BriteSmile treatment is fast and easy with lasting results but it's up to the patient to maintain their new smile. No whitening procedures are permanent. Foods consumed (coffee, tea, dark soft drinks), smoking, poor dental hygiene, etc. can work against results. BriteSmile offers patients a full line of smile assurance product packages to help maintain their new BriteSmile.

Note: Patients under 14, patients under the legal age of consent without parental consent and women that are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot undergo the BriteSmile treatment.

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What Our Patients Say

5 star review by martha


Wonderful!! Always wonderful!! It's been 30 years now since we first came to Big Smile Dental. Every visit is always met with kind and courteous help at the front desk. I always feel very cared for and the care is gentle. I live 40 miles away from Logan Square now, but I still travel to see Dr. Siegel because I trust him as a person and as a professional. I trust my family to his care!
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