About 37 million Americans reported using some form of teeth whitening in 2020, a testimony to the universal appeal of a white smile. Yet, teeth are rarely bright naturally, and the simple act of eating and drinking can further dull your already yellow tooth enamel.

Fortunately, there’s no reason to feel helpless if your smile isn’t as white as you’d like. Though there are many teeth whitening products on the market, over-the-counter solutions don’t provide exceptional results.

When you want serious help with your yellowing teeth, book a visit to Global Facial Aesthetics in River Forest, Illinois. The power and control possible with professional in-office whitening are unmatched by consumer products, so trust our teeth whitening specialists to bring your best smile forward.

Why teeth get stained

If your teeth have yellowed, there’s great news. You’re probably an excellent candidate for teeth whitening. Slightly yellow teeth are natural, and they can become more yellow with age and food stains. Fortunately, they also respond well to dental office whitening.

Dark foods and drinks, including cherries, blueberries, coffee, tea, and red wine can all take a toll on the brightness of your teeth. Though you may think of your teeth as strong and solid, the outer enamel is porous, and it is enough to trap staining pigments.

The difference between whiteners

The active ingredient for any teeth whitening product or system is a bleaching agent, commonly hydrogen or carbamide peroxides. That is true for both consumer and professional uses. However, consumer kits use bleach strengths between 3 and 20%, while professional products have peroxide content ranging from 15-43%.

The principal reason for the difference is safety. Over-bleaching can cause serious damage to your teeth, so over-the-counter kits must have safety factors in place for those who misinterpret the instructions. Weaker peroxides can’t do much damage when left on for too long.

While professional whiteners are stronger, they’re used by dental professionals who are trained in product use and safety. Our team at Global Facial Aesthetics carries out whitening procedures daily. Knowledge and experience make a difference.

The results

At-home systems simply can’t provide the dramatic results that professional whitening can. Though individual results vary, you can expect your teeth to be three to eight times whiter than they are at the start of treatment.

You can add on an at-home boost with custom-made whitening trays for use after your office treatment. That helps extend the life of your bright smile, which remains vulnerable to further food stains building up over time. By using bleaches that complement those used in the office, you have a complete system to keep your smile the whitest.

Contact Global Facial Aesthetics in River Forest, Illinois, to find out more about professional teeth whitening. You can reach the office by phone to schedule a whitening session. Book your appointment now.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Alder’s for over 20 years and cannot say enough good things about him and his wonderful office team. Dr. Alder is a leader in the dental profession in Illinois and Chicago and has served on the Boards of both the Illinois and Chicago Dental Societies. I’ve had some real dental challenges over the years and I’ve felt that Dr. Alder always seemed to be going extra miles to make sure we we’re taking the right approach to treatment and that I understood the options available. I also had three dental emergencies during those 20 years and Dr. Alder and his team were always there when I needed them, They are all consummate professionals and—importantly—are also unfailingly gracious and cheerful. Dr. Alder is the best!

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