Our Teeth Whitening Treatments

Teeth whitening procedures have become increasingly popular in recent years. As the daily consumption of coffee, wine and other stain-causing products have risen, so has the need to find treatments that help create beautifully white smiles. At Smile for Life Dentistry in Maryville, Illinois, we offer a variety of highly-effective teeth whitening treatments. Take a closer look at these systems and how they can help you achieve your smile goals, below.

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Laser Teeth Whitening

Laser teeth whitening is administered in a dental office exclusively, and is the most expensive method for whitening. All forms of teeth whitening work by releasing oxygen ions from a tooth whitening gel, which gently lift stains from the teeth. The laser simply lifts the stains faster. Another advantage of the laser is that (depending on the type of laser used) it can more easily be used to bleach one tooth at a time. This is helpful when one tooth is more discolored than the surrounding teeth.

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Opalescence Boost

Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. 

Opalescence Boost consists of two syringes: The first contains 38 percent hydrogen peroxide, the active tooth whitening ingredient. The second syringe contains fluoride and potassium nitrate (PF), which helps strengthen tooth enamel, reduce sensitivity and protect against cavities. When mixed, the gel produces a distinct red color to help ensure correct placement and full removal of the product. 

Safe and effective, Opalescence Boost usually takes only one dental visit to complete. While one visit is all you need to achieve a brighter smile, difficult stains or extreme discoloration may require additional treatments.

At Smile for Life Dentistry, Opalescence Boost is just one of many teeth whitening options. Call us at 618-288-6699 to schedule a consultation.

Take-Home Whitening Trays

Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.

These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.

Giving you confidence in your smile is very important to us here at your Maryville dentist, so call us at 618-288-6699 to discuss whitening options.

Important: While the teeth whitening procedures mentioned above have been proven to be effective, they are meant to accompany a good oral hygiene regimen. Practicing good oral hygiene can help combat stains and discoloration naturally, and it also helps maintain the results of your teeth whitening treatment. Always consult your dentist before choosing a whitening treatment to ensure your needs are met.

If you are looking to achieve a beautifully white smile, turn to Smile for Life Dentistry in Maryville, Illinois, for effective and efficient teeth whitening services. Our dentist and team work to help our patients achieve optimal oral health through a variety of dental care procedures. Schedule your consultation today by calling 618-288-6699. We look forward to helping you meet your smile goals!