A professional teeth whitening treatment is one of the most effective cosmetic treatments available. From improving your smile and confidence to making you look younger and even more professional, teeth whitening is a small service that delivers big results. Dr. Christopher Hughes, a cosmetic dentist in Herrin, IL, offers professional teeth whitening treatments and other cosmetic and general dentistry services to improve your appearance and oral health.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Herrin, IL
Frequently asked questions about teeth whitening:
Q: What's the difference between professional and over the counter treatments?
A: There are many whitening products available over the counter, from toothpaste to whitening strips and gels. A professional treatment uses a higher concentration of whitening agents, so a single treatment can safely whiten your teeth by several shades.
Q: How often is teeth whitening necessary?
A: Everyone is different, but a professional treatment can last for up to two years in some cases. You will still have to take precautions to avoid stains and discolorations after a whitening treatment.
Q: Do whitening treatments work on dental restorations?
A: Whitening treatments only work on natural teeth, so they won't change the color of an existing restoration. if possible, whitening your teeth before getting restorations like veneers or bonding is recommended. But if you already have restorations and would like to whiten your teeth, Dr. Hughes will recommend the best option for your needs.
Q: Is professional teeth whitening safe?
A: Yes. While some people may experience sensitivity after treatment, a professional treatment is the best way to ensure that you're getting the results you want, and that your teeth and gums are protected.
Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Herrin, IL
For more information about professional teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services, contact our office today by calling (618) 993-3100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hughes.