One of the most dramatic and fastest results that you can receive at Southland Smiles in Flossmoor is teeth whitening. Whether you choose a take-home whitening kit or an in-office session, your smile will be sparkle again!
Throughout our lifetimes, tooth color gradually fades as it stains from various foods and beverages. The discoloration is below the surface of the tooth and cannot be remedied with tooth brushing. Richard J. Mantoan and his associates use professional strength whitening agents that safely penetrate the enamel to whiten teeth. Patients have two options: a take-home whitening kit or an in-office session.
- Take-home kit: The take-home whitening kit consists of custom-fit, soft trays and a two-week supply of a unique whitening gel. Each night the gel is applied into the trays, which are worn comfortably over the teeth. Patients report their teeth lighten by up to six shades by the end of the two-week period.
- In-office whitening: Our dentists in Flossmoor can make your smile dazzle with just one office visit! First, the teeth are cleaned to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment. Next, a specially formulated whitening agent is painted onto the teeth in sections. After application, a blue light is shined upon each section of your teeth, activating the main ingredient in the whitening agent.
It’s the main ingredient, the hydrogen peroxide, in the agent that sets apart professional teeth whitening from over the counter products. The same ingredient is used in many over-the-counter whitening kits, but our dentists in Flossmoor use it in highly effective concentrations of 25 to 40 percent. Professional teeth whitening might last up to a year.
Don’t hesitate to achieve the amazing smile you’ve dreamed of—visit http://www.southlandsmiles.com today to schedule a consultation.
About Dr. Richard Mantoan:
A proud graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, Dr. Mantoan opened his Flossmoor office in 1985. Believing in helping the less fortunate, he organized a group of volunteer dentists to provide urgent dental care for homeless persons. Dr. Mantoan is a member of Donated Dental Services, an organization of dentists who provide free dental care for those in Chicagoland with financial need due to disabilities. Dr. Mantoan has kept up to date in all aspects of dentistry including Cosmetics, Prevention and Practice Management. He has held all officer positions in the South Suburban Branch of the Chicago Dental Society and served for three years on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Dental Society. Professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society.