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Teeth Whitening

Brighten Your Smile With Teeth Whitening

While some patients may require comprehensive smile makeovers in order to restore aesthetics to their dentition, many are able to achieve a brighter, beautiful smile with teeth whitening. For these individuals, our Chicago cosmetic dental office offers Opalescence teeth bleaching. Available as both a one hour in-office procedure or as a take home treatment solution, Dr. Zenobia Sowell and her associates are dedicated to helping patients improve their oral aesthetics through personalized treatments.

Improving Smiles with Teeth Whitening

Compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, teeth whitening is a minimally invasive solution for comprehensively improving dental aesthetics. Rather than permanently altering the teeth like crowns and veneers, specialized bleaching gel is applied to the teeth via customized bleaching trays that precisely fit each arch. After about an hour of in-office bleaching, patients are able to enjoy noticeably brighter smiles.

While some patients may require comprehensive smile makeovers in order to restore aesthetics to their dentition, many are able to achieve a brighter, beautiful smile with teeth whitening. For these individuals, our Chicago cosmetic dental office offers Opalescence teeth bleaching. Available as both a one hour in-office procedure or as a take home treatment solution, Dr. Zenobia Sowell and her associates are dedicated to helping patients improve their oral aesthetics through personalized treatments.

In addition to rapid results, teeth whitening offers patients the unique opportunity to pursue treatment at their own pace. For patients unable to visit our Chicago cosmetic dentist for in-office treatment, we offer Opalescence Go® as a convenient, at-home alternative to chairside whitening. With this take-home bleaching option, patients fill and apply professional grade bleaching gel on their own at home, using the same custom trays. While this alternative may take a bit longer than in-office whitening, patients are still able to achieve beautiful, brighter smiles. 

Reasons for teeth whitening:

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

What does teeth whitening involve?

This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits.  At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear, plastic, trays.

At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary.  The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening.  It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.

You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

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  • 1122 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL
  • 60610
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