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Teeth Whitening

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 Appearance

Something as simple as whiter teeth can have dramatic effects on your overall look. Tooth whitening can help you look healthier and younger. 

Expedited Results 

While 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 Options

Dr. 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 

61 percent of study participants were perceived as more confident after having their teeth whitened.

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% of the study participants were perceived as more confident after experiencing professional teeth whitening.

Achieve a Whiter, Brighter Smile Request an Appointment Today

Are you tired of hiding your smile because of discoloration or stains? Teeth whitening treatments with our dentist in Kenilworth, IL, can help you achieve a brighter smile that you can share confidently.

Our dentist uses the latest version of the Philips 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:

(847) 251-5004

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Cindy Mile


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Very satisfying experience. Straight forward, professional and affordable. Looking forward to working with Dr.Carpenter and the staff.

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Meredith Rives


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High quality, thorough care matched with excellent communication and expertise.  Highly recommend Dr. Carpenter and his wonderful  staff.

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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 lose 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 best 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.

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In many cases, teeth whitening can brighten your smile up to eight shades.

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 veneerscrowns, or dental bonding. If the tooth is severely damaged, restoring it with a dental implant may be the best option.

In-Office Whitening

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 office 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. 

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In-office treatment usually requires a single, one-hour session.

At-Home Whitening

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. 

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At-home whitening is typically done over several weeks.

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.

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Jeff Einbinder


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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.

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Sarah Spalding


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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. 

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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 dentist 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?

Modern dentistry has provided dental professionals with proven and predictable methods of tooth whitening that are much more effective than anything you can find on the shelf at a pharmacy or any DIY whitening treatments, including:

Whitening Toothpastes

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

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.

We Will Customize Your Treatment Request a Consultation Today

Some patients worry that their teeth won't be white enough after just one in-office treatment. Others worry that their teeth may be too white. The Zoom! teeth whitening system requires about three or four applications of the whitening gel to achieve the desired results, but Dr. Art Carpenter in Kenilworth will check the shade of your teeth between each application so your results are exactly what you had in mind.

If you choose to undergo at-home whitening, we will customize your trays to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.

If you have tooth discoloration, we invite you to ask us about this dentistry procedure. Request a consultation or call our office today:

(847) 251-5004

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Michael Puffer


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10+ years and counting, won’t drive anywhere else. Always a pleasant experience and any post visit issues come with Doc offering his mobile number should something present a problem after hours.

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Danielle Ramirez


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Our family has been visiting Dr. Carpenter for many year. We could not be happier with the office, doctor, the lovely ladies and the amazing service.

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We Can Combine Procedures For a More Dazzling Smile

Teeth whitening can be part of a smile makeover,  a series of procedures that work together to improve the aesthetics of a patient's smile. Our Kenilworth, IL, dentist can combine procedures like dental bonding, veneers, and gum contouring with teeth whitening to address flaws like discoloration, chips, and a gummy smile to completely enhance the appearance of your smile.

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Dr. Carpenter has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years and is proud to offer various state-of-the-art services for his patients, including: 

  • Dental implants 
  • Fully guided implant surgery
  • Inman Aligner™ 

He regularly participates in continuing education programs to ensure that his patients are receiving the very best care. To schedule a consultation at our office, request an appointment online or call us at (847) 251-5004.

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"We have been coming to Dr. Carpenter for several years now after seeing dentists that lacked good patient relationships. Dr. Carpenter is patient with those who fear going to the dentist (that's me), explains what needs to be done and provides different options for treatment. Worth the trek from the city!"

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