Do you drink a lot of coffee, tea or red wine? Do you smoke or chew tobacco? Are you a fan of tomato-based sauces? If so, you may have stains or discoloration on your teeth. These stains also show up as a side effect of certain medications, as well as through the natural aging process. No matter the cause, it’s perfectly normal to feel self-conscious about discolored teeth. While there are a lot of over-the-counter (OTC) products to help with teeth whitening, getting dramatic results with them can be difficult. That’s why our cosmetic dentist Dr. Ogbara offers ZOOM! whitening in Chicago, IL. These professional bleaching technologies can brighten your teeth up to eight shades in a single visit! We also offer teeth whitening kits that let you get results at home.
OTC teeth whitening products are generally safe if you use them as directed, but if you apply them regularly, you may experience gum sensitivity or other issues. In many cases, these solutions can take weeks or even months to provide minimal change to your smile. Home remedies such as whitening toothpaste, activated charcoal and baking soda can be abrasive, eroding your tooth enamel and leading to cavities. Whitening trays and strips, meanwhile, aren’t customized for your mouth, which can cause the solution to leak out and harm your gums. ZOOM! whitening in Chicago, IL offers benefits that these OTC solutions don’t: they can help you brighten your smile conveniently, quickly and safely.
Professional teeth whitening treatments offer a lot of advantages compared to OTC ones. Most of these solutions use hydrogen peroxide as an active ingredient to whiten your teeth. However, most OTC options contain only 3-4% hydrogen peroxide, while professional options contain 25-40% hydrogen peroxide. In addition, ZOOM! whitening gel includes amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) which helps to protect your enamel and reduce sensitivity. Whether you choose at-home trays or in-office visits, the clinical-strength bleaching agents we use at Windy City Dental Implants are far more effective than the ones you can find in the grocery store. Our professional teeth whitening services deliver dramatic results in less than an hour, with little to no tooth or gum sensitivity. After your treatment, make sure to maintain good oral hygiene and visit Dr. Ogbara for regular checkups.