Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because you’re not a famous Hollywood actor that a dazzlingly bright smile is outside your reach. Teeth whitening in Villa Park is an affordable, effective option for brightening your teeth
As a patient of Dr. Jaspreet Bajaj at Bright Dental Smiles, you can choose from two methods of teeth whitening: a one-time office visit or a take-home kit. The following are answers to common questions that many first-time whitening patients have about both methods.
Q: Which is better—teeth whitening in the office or at home?
A: If you choose teeth whitening at Bright Dental Smiles, either option is fine. Really, it comes down to preference. In-office whitening can be completed in one 30-minute appointment and is supervised by the dentist in Villa Park. An at-home whitening kit given to you by Dr. Bajaj whitens your teeth from the comfort of your home, but the results take two weeks.
Q: What happens during an in-office whitening session?
A: First, Dr. Bajaj cleans debris from the teeth, enabling the bleaching agent to work more effectively. She also places a protective covering over the gums. Next, the bleaching agent is painted onto the teeth in sections, and a special light is used to activate the bleaching agent. Within 45 minutes, you’ll have a shiny new smile.
Q: What comes with an at-home whitening kit?
A: Dr. Bajaj sends you home with a two-week supply of a whitening gel and trays that conform to the shape of your teeth. Each night you place a specified amount of the gel into the trays and wear them through the morning. After doing this for two weeks, your smile will be whitened.
Q: What is the difference between teeth whitening at Bright Dental Smiles and using an over-the-counter whitening kit?
A: Professional teeth whitening offers you the chance to have your whitening transformation monitored by an experienced, skilled dentist in Villa Park. Dr. Bajaj can carefully track how your teeth are reacting to the bleaching agent, and adjust the amount used as needed. Another big difference lies in the formulation of the bleaching agent. Many drugstore kits contain only three to five percent of hydrogen peroxide, the main bleaching component. We use hydrogen peroxide concentrations of 25 to 40 percent.
Q: How long does teeth whitening last?
A: Many of our patients report seeing their teeth significantly brightened for up to one year—after a mere 30-minute office visit or after two weeks of using a home whitening kit. For best results, refrain from smoking, eating stain-causing foods and drinking beverages such as tea, coffee and soda.
About Dr. Jaspreet Bajaj:
Dr. Jaspreet is the founder of Bright Dental Smiles, which serves the families of Villa Park and its surrounding suburbs. She takes pride and finds great joy in educating people in the proper management of their oral health. Dr. Jaspreet loves working with patients of all ages to provide the best quality dental care with the most up to date dental treatments. She, along with her team, aims to provide each patient with the highest standard of dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Dr. Jaspreet also loves to stay up to date with current research and literature by participating in continuing education programs. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental society, and Chicago Dental Society.