Although our teeth are incredibly resilient and built to withstand a lifetime of wear and tear, they are also under constant assault from common everyday factors like the food we eat, to the normal aging process. Even if you practice good oral hygiene and use over the counter whitening products, they can only go so far. But that doesn't mean that you are doomed to a lifetime of dull, stained and discolored teeth. A professional teeth whitening treatment can help to reset the clock on a damaged smile and give you a set of teeth that you will be proud to show off whenever possible. Dr. Elli Emmons in Woodstock, IL, offers professional teeth whitening treatments for a whiter, brighter smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Woodstock, IL
So you probably know that regularly drinking tea, coffee and red wine will eventually stain your teeth. If you smoke, not only will your teeth become stained, but your risk for developing gum disease and other oral health problems can also increase. Known as extrinsic dental stains, they affect the surface (enamel) layer of your teeth. Intrinsic dental stains, which are caused by damage to the dentin layer by factors like trauma and as a side effect of certain medications, stain your teeth from the inside out. As such they are generally not responsive to surface whitening treatments and require cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers.
Dr. Emmons offers both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening for your convenience. An in-office procedure will take approximately an hour and deliver immediate results. Take-home treatments use the same professional grade whitening treatment but are applied over a longer period of time for gradual results.
Get a Whiter Smile Today in Woodstock, IL
For more information on how to get and maintain a whiter, brighter and healthier smile, contact City Square Dental by calling (815) 337-1932 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Emmons today.