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Teeth Whitening Bourbonnais, IL

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A very common concern we hear often in our office from patients is they are not happy with the color of their teeth. When your teeth become stained or discolored it has a direct impact on your smile. Your smile is invaluable. It is the foundation of your self-confidence and your self-esteem. Yellow teeth will erode your smile. Teeth whitening is a very common procedure.

The first step in addressing your teeth whitening and smile improvement is to call Dr. Dolgov at 815-939-2520. He and his staff at Bourbonnias Family Dental will evaluate your personal situation and discuss how teeth whitening will work for you. Feel free to stop by our office at 498 Brown Blvd., Bourbonnias, IL 60914, if you would like to meet any of the staff before you schedule an evaluation.

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The Reasons your Teeth change Color

Our teeth, as hard as the outside enamel seems to be, are still porous. Here are some everyday reasons why your teeth are no longer pearly white:

  • Medications- Some prescription medications, like Tetracycline, high blood pressure medications or some antihistamines can cause teeth to darken in color.
  • Food and Drink- Dark berries will stain teeth. So will your morning coffee, tea or your cola at lunch. Your evening red wine will cause staining. Your diet plays a big role in the color of your teeth.
  • Tobacco- If you are a smoker or chew the tar and nicotine will cause your teeth to turn yellow.
  • Age- Yes, as you age your enamel thins. Over time you will begin to see the yellowish color of the next layer, the dentin, become visible.
  • Trauma- If you have experienced facial trauma of any kind your teeth will produce more dentin changing the appearance of your teeth.

Your Options for Teeth Whitening

There are many options. In this case you truly get what you pay for. An over the counter retail package may be very affordable. It will take you many applications at night for months to achieve results. The difference is the amount of bleach, or hydrogen-peroxide that is available in the product. Retail whiteners range from 3% to 20%.

Professional gels available in our office range from 15% to 45%.

  • In-Office Bleaching- Having the staff at Bourbonnias Family Dental administer the teeth whitening will yield terrific results. In just one appointment we can administer the higher concentrated bleach after we have placed a protective gel on your gums. We can achieve several shades in a very short period of time.
  • Professionally Guided at Home Bleaching- This is a popular option. We fabricate a custom-made tray for your teeth and provide a bleach that is stronger than the retail variety. We will also provide instructions and monitor your improvements so you can still proceed with teeth whitening at home under our supervision.
  • Over the Counter Bleaching- There are many options available but will take a lot of time and you may not gain the shade difference that can be achieved in our office.

Proper Care after Teeth Whitening and Establishing Good Oral Hygiene Habits at Home

It is possible that directly after teeth whitening you might experience some tooth sensitivity. Otherwise, look in the mirror and admire your bright new smile. Then we will discuss how to keep it looking natural and new.

Once specific care of your new whitened teeth is thoroughly addressed, we will go into how to keep them that way. We will share with you that the dental industry strongly suggests that we all brush our teeth twice a day, slowly for two minutes at each time. Then flossing at least once a day to get the hard to reach areas is the basis for a good oral hygiene practice at home. This will remove the bacteria carrying plaque daily not allowing it to form on the teeth. The plaque is what is causing the discolored look to your teeth. If you like our service and want us on your dental health team we will also encourage you to make appointments every six months for evaluations, x-rays and professional teeth cleaning. With this program we may not need to teeth whiten again for quite some time. Prevention is the ticket in the dental business. We like to see patients with healthy teeth and gums. We are also proponents of helping you keep your natural teeth for your lifetime.

Teeth Whitening Costs and the Insurance Coverage Available

The costs that will be associated with your teeth whitening will be discussed at the time of your evaluation and consultation. There might be a few factors that might make the pricing more complex. The amount of staining to overcome and if more than one visit is necessary. The administrative staff at Bourbonnias Family Dental will inquire with your dental insurance carrier to determine the amount of coverage for the procedure. If there will be a balance due a payment plan can and will be discussed if that is your wish. We also accept all major credit cards. We may also revisit our options if the budget is a driving factor in carrying out our teeth whitening plan.

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Scheduling an Evaluation Appointment today

Making that phone call today to schedule your evaluation and consultation is the next step. If you are unhappy with where your smile has gone let’s address the possibility of starting with a teeth-whitening procedure together to get your smile back and the quality of life that comes with it. We can restore functionality, improve the aesthetics of your smile and bring back your self-confidence. Call 815-939-2520 now or visit our office at 498 Brown Blvd., Bourbonnias, IL 60914. The staff at Bourbonnias Family Dental all are terrific listeners and love to please our patients. You’ll be comfortable in our engaging environment. We are all dedicated to ensuring that you totally understand our plan that we have formulated together and that you will be confident that you will be receiving the highest quality specialized cosmetic dental care when we proceed with teeth whitening. We want to exceed your expectations.

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