Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transform your smile. The teeth whitening options offered through our Skokie dental office deliver more dramatic results with fewer side effects compared to over-the-counter whitening strips, gels or toothpaste.
Zoom NiteWhite Trays
One of the most popular tooth whitening options in our Skokie dental office is Zoom NiteWhite tray whitening system. This is an easy-to-use, take home bleaching system that includes custom made trays to allow you to bleach your teeth while you sleep.
Zoom Whitening is the #1 patient requested whitening system on the market. The NiteWhite formula is unique in that it contains 25% more potassium nitrate and 3X power amorphouse calcium phospate. This formula is proven to protect tooth enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
How Long Does Whitening Take?
We offer several NiteWhite whitening kits to fit your needs and goals. Most patients will wear whitening trays every night for two weeks. Touch up and maintenance kits are also available to maintain whiteness.
Crest Whitening Strips From The Dentist
Dr. Kunnel offers another affordable, easy way to whiten teeth with clinical strength, professional Crest whitening strips.
Whitening strips are incredibly convenient and deliver amazing fast results. Patients wear strips for 2 hours a day for one week. Most patients report a noticeable improvement after just one use. The professional whitening strips we offer have Advanced Seal technology so they fit comfortably without slipping.
How Much Whiter Will My Teeth Be?
Whitening strips are not the same as whitening trays or in office whitening. Most patients will see a noticeable improvement, several shades lighter than the color they started with. If you have teeth that are deeply stained or yellow from smoking or coffee drinking, you may consider starting with bleaching trays and using whitening strips for touchups and maintenance whitening.
Dr. Kunnel will evaluate your condition and help you choose the whitening that is best for your smile.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How does professional teeth bleaching compare to over the counter options?
There are many over the counter options for teeth whitening including whiting tooth paste, whitening strips and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice. Dr. Kunnel offers teeth whitening systems with custom fit trays and tight-fitting whitening strips to ensure even whitening of the teeth. In addition, our products are specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available. The cost of your whitening treatment will depend on the type of whitening you choose and your desired outcome. Generally speaking, at home whitening is less expensive than in office procedures. Refills for touch up treatment may be an additional cost. Contact our office for more specific details and to see if there are any teeth whitening specials available.
Will bleaching cause my teeth to be more sensitive?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Dr. Kunnel carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments to ensure minimal side effects. In addition, the products we use are specially formulated to virtually eliminate sensitivity.
How long does whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect whitening to last six months to a year. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.