Teeth Whitening – Chicago, IL

Unlock Your Smile’s Dazzling True Potential

Over the years, teeth can become stained for several reasons—age, diet, and other lifestyle factors can all contribute to the brightness of your smile. However, if you’re unhappy with the shade of your teeth, it’s not something that you have to live with, and Dr. Hammes and our team at Washington Dental Care are ready to help! We’re excited to offer teeth whitening treatments in Chicago that are certain to unlock your smile’s dazzling potential and leave you feeling confident about how you look.

Why Choose Washington Dental Care for Teeth Whitening?

  • Friendly and Accommodating Dental Staff
  • Insurance Accepted and Third-Party Financing Available
  • Fast, High-Quality Results with Zoom! Whitening Products

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Most patients who are dissatisfied with the color of their natural teeth are good candidates for teeth whitening, but Dr. Hammes will need to examine your smile first and review your medical history before clearing you for this exciting treatment. Since there are different types of staining, including intrinsic, which affects the inner layer of teeth, and extrinsic, which affects their outermost layer, he’ll suggest an appropriate and customized treatment method for achieving your smile goals.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

a before and after image of a whitened smile

During your consultation, Dr. Hammes will review your treatment options with you—you’ll likely have a choice between receiving in-office whitening or a take-home whitening kit. Both of these options are capable of delivering truly spectacular results, as the treatments will cater to your specific needs; however, the timeline for each varies, as does the amount of responsibility that falls on you. Here’s a closer look at each option:

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

a patient using an at-home whitening tray

For patients who’d rather brighten their smiles from the comfort of their own homes and on their own timelines, we’re excited to offer Zoom! take-home whitening kits. Each one contains personalized trays and powerful bleaching gels that are stronger than anything you can pick up at the store or from online retailers. You’ll simply fill the trays with the gel and wear them for a certain amount of time each day.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

a patient receiving in-office teeth whitening

If you’d prefer faster results that also don’t require you to do much outside of sitting in a chair for treatment, in-office whitening might be for you. We’ll use an ultra-strength bleaching gel to remove even the most stubborn of stains, and in as little as an hour, you’ll leave our office with a smile that’s several shades brighter.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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Once your teeth have been whitened, it falls on you to keep them that way and ensure your results last for as long as possible. Here are some sensible tips to help you out:

  • Try to limit your exposure to dark-colored foods and beverages that are known to cause dental staining, including coffee, tea, red wines and sauces, and berries.
  • Practice good oral hygiene every single day by brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash.
  • Avoid poor dental habits that might contribute to staining, such as smoking or using chewing tobacco, or biting into hard non-food objects.
  • Visit us every six months for routine preventive care, and to have your whitening results touched up if needed.