Even if you brush and floss regularly, yellow or discolored teeth may affect you and make you feel self-conscious when you smile or speak.
Professional teeth whitening is a powerful way to remove stains much more effectively than store-bought whitening products.
What can teeth whitening with Dr. Art Carpenter in Kenilworth, IL, do for you?
Whitening Quickly Delivers Dramatic Results
More Youthful AppearanceSomething as simple as whiter teeth can have dramatic effects on your overall look. Tooth whitening can help you look healthier and younger.
Expedited ResultsWhile over-the-counter whitening products or whitening toothpastes can take weeks to show even a slight improvement, in-office tooth whitening can whiten your smile by several shades in just one appointment.
Diverse OptionsDr. Carpenter offers both in-office and take-home whitening treatments. In-office whitening can help you achieve fast results, while take-home kits allow you to conveniently enhance your smile on your schedule.
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Teeth Whitening Can Even Improve Your Confidence
A study conducted for Crest®, titled "The Impact of Whiter Teeth on Key First Impressions," measured how a brighter smile could directly affect professional and social interactions. Results showed that 61 percent of the study participants were perceived as more confident after experiencing professional teeth whitening.
Achieve a Whiter, Brighter Smile Schedule an Appointment Today
Are you tired of hiding your smile because of discoloration or stains? Teeth whitening treatments with our dentists in Kenilworth, IL, can help you achieve a brighter smile that you can share confidently.
Our dentists use the latest version of the ZOOM! teeth whitening system, which safely whitens teeth without harmful chemicals. In addition to whitening, this method also serves to strengthen the enamel.
A comprehensive examination with Dr. Carpenter can help us determine the right treatment for your needs and goals. To schedule a dental appointment, fill out our online form or call our office at:
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More Reasons to Consider Teeth Whitening
For most patients, it is impossible to avoid stained and discolored teeth. Our smiles naturally loses their brightness from daily wear, age, and even what we eat and drink. To help you achieve the brighter, healthier appearance you want, Dr. Art Carpenter and his team offer advanced teeth whitening treatments at their Kenilworth, IL, practice. With professional teeth whitening, you can achieve better results than with over-the-counter treatments or whitening toothpastes. You can also choose between in-office and take-home tooth whitening to conveniently achieve your optimal shade at your own pace.
The Truth about Discoloration
Most tooth stains are located on the surface of the enamel. These stains are often caused by what we eat and drink, including substances such as coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and tobacco. Surface stains are often very easy for a dentist to treat with whitening products.
In just one appointment at our dental clinic in Kenilworth, IL, you can achieve dramatic results. If you have an upcoming social event or simply want the satisfaction of instant results, in-office treatments may be the option for you.
However, teeth can also suffer from internal staining. These discolorations can result from certain medications, trauma to the tooth, and metal fillings that show through enamel. In addition, as teeth wear, enamel becomes thin and begins to show the natural yellow color of the interior dentin.
Teeth whitening is not able to address internal stains or lighten the color of dentin. If you are concerned about internal staining, you may benefit from another cosmetic procedure, such as porcelain veneers, crowns, or dental bonding. If the tooth is severely damaged, restoring it with a dental implant may be the best option.
Patients who want quick results can experience a dramatic cosmetic upgrade in a single visit with in-office whitening. A typical whitening session in our dental clinic in Kenilworth, IL, takes about an hour. Using Opalescence Boost, Dr. Carpenter can brighten your teeth multiple shades, allowing you to leave our offices with a significantly brighter smile.
During an in-office session, one of our hygienists will first prep your teeth to remove any plaque or debris which could interfere with treatment. Then the dentist will carefully apply the whitening gel to the surface of your enamel. The gel stays in place for a set amount of time. Then your dentist will remove it and reapply a new layer. It typically takes three or four applications to achieve the desired results.
For patients who want to see results more gradually or suffer from tooth sensitivity, we can also provide customized take-home tooth whitening kits. With these kits, you can brighten your appearance at your own pace. However, at-home kits use a weaker bleaching agent to protect your enamel. If you whiten your teeth at home, it will likely take a couple of weeks to achieve your desired results.
We will first craft a set of customized trays from impressions of your bite. When you are ready to begin tooth whitening, you will simply fill the trays with gel, put them on like a mouth-guard, and wear them for a predetermined amount of time.
Friendly and Professional
It was suggested that I go to Art Carpenter DDS. I went to get some bonding, whitening, a crown and a veneer.
I found him to be friendly, professional, explained everything before he did each thing and he did a great job.
I would recommend him to the world to go to him.
My family has been seeing Dr. Carpenter since I was a kid. He is friendly, thorough, and always clearly explains what is going on and what he is doing.
Choosing the Right Option
Both in-office whitening and at-home kits achieve similar results and can dramatically enhance your appearance. The right choice for you will depend primarily on how quickly you want results. Our dentists can assess your oral health during a consultation at our office in Kenilworth, IL, and recommend the right system for you.
Typically, patients with tooth sensitivity are more comfortable with at-home kits. However, if you clench or grind your teeth, you may find the take-home dental trays uncomfortable.
Why Choose Professional Whitening over Other Methods?
Some whitening toothpastes are more effective than others. However, regular brushing with whitening toothpastes may only produce slightly whiter teeth after several weeks, whereas professional tooth whitening can brighten the teeth by several shades in one hour.
Hydrogen Peroxide Mixtures
Crafting hydrogen peroxide mixtures at home has become a common bleaching strategy. While hydrogen peroxide is an ingredient in some whitening products, using too much hydrogen peroxide in your own mixture puts you at risk of damaging your enamel. It is better to trust the products created and applied by dentists.
Whitening strips are another popular alternative to the bleaching methods available through professional dentistry. While they can slightly improve the appearance of enamel over several weeks, the adhesive strips can potentially damage the gums and harm beneficial bacteria. Professional teeth whitening is safer for your oral health.