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Teeth Whitening – Wilmington, IL

Giving Smiles a Brighter Boost

Teeth whitening in Wilmington is a popular cosmetic solution for individuals who want to say goodbye to tooth stains and discoloration. Whether caused by morning coffees, regular smoking, or a family’s genetics, the dullness left behind can have a negative effect on a person’s self-esteem and overall well-being. At Grand Dental – Wilmington, though, our team provides professional take-home teeth whitening so that patients can boost their smile’s appearance in just a few short weeks. Call us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate.

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Before and after teeth whitening image of a smile

If you are unhappy with the look of your teeth, there’s a good chance that you will be cleared to receive professional teeth whitening. No matter if it is intrinsic or extrinsic stains you’re struggling with (or both), the products we use are designed to eliminate problem areas so that teeth can shine brighter than before.

A thorough consultation is required first so that we can determine if you require pre-treatment for gum disease or existing dental decay. It’s important that these issues be resolved before whitening your teeth, as the ingredients used in the whitening gel can aggravate and irritate infected or damaged teeth and soft oral tissues.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

At-home teeth whitening system

Unlike store-bought kits that lack the essential components to eliminate deep-down stains, the Opalescence system used at Grand Dental – Wilmington can penetrate enamel and brighten teeth by multiple shades. We offer patients take-home whitening kits.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

We will provide you with customized whitening trays, which are crafted using impressions that we will take of your teeth during your appointment. Once they are ready, you will return to retrieve them along with the high-grade whitening gel. Following the clear instructions provided, you will wear your whitening trays every day for a certain amount of time. After two weeks, you should expect to see a brighter smile than before.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Although we do not offer in-house teeth whitening in our Wilmington office, dentists who do provide this method of treatment can use various systems to help patients see whiter smiles. Oftentimes, the whitening gel is applied to teeth before a specialized light activates the gel so that it will penetrate the top tooth layer and get rid of tooth stains.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

Girl visiting the dentist for a professional cleaning

If you want your teeth to look whiter and last longer, you’ll need to make sure that you are practicing good oral hygiene at home. Also, limit your exposure to dark-colored foods and beverages. Giving up bad habits like smoking and chewing tobacco will also make a significant difference in the longevity of your results. But one component you don’t want to forget is continuing to see our dental team for regular checkups and teeth cleanings, as we can remove plaque and tartar, and surface stains more easily with our innovative devices and equipment.