• March 1, 2018

Wedding season is approaching and whether you’re a guest, a member of the wedding party, of the one getting married, there’s a good chance you want your smile to shine as bright as the rest of you. If your smile is looking yellow and dull, learn more about teeth whitening treatments and the dramatic difference they can make for your smile.

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we offer teeth whitening options for you. All you have to do is call (815) 768-1615 to make an appointment to find out which one is right for you.

In the meantime, learn more about the possible causes of your stained teeth and the solutions we can use to help.

Causes Of Teeth Staining

There are several causes of teeth staining or discoloration, including:

  • Foods and drinks

Certain foods and drinks like coffee, tea, soft drinks, wines, and some fruits and vegetables can stain your teeth.

  • Tobacco use

Smoking or chewing tobacco stain your teeth or cause discoloration.

  • Poor oral hygiene

A lack of proper dental hygiene, including inadequate brushing and flossing or failing to use an antiseptic mouthwash to get rid of plaque, can allow stain-causing substances to linger on teeth.

  • Illness

Several diseases can affect your teeth and potentially cause tooth discoloration. Some treatments can also affect the color of your teeth, including radiation for the head and neck or chemotherapy.

  • Medications

Some medications have been known to discolor teeth, especially when given to children whose teeth are still in the developmental stages.

  • Age

As you get older, the outermost layer of your tooth enamel starts to wear away, revealing more of the natural yellow-colored dentin underneath.

  • Genetics

Genetics seem to play a role in just about everything, don’t they? Yes, genetic could potentially even be blamed for the color of your teeth. Some people have enamel that is naturally brighter or thicker than others.

  • Injury or trauma

Trauma or injury to a tooth or tooth roots can result in discoloration.

Professional Teeth Whitening In Shorewood, IL

At Shorewood Family Dental Care, we offer several options if you want a whiter, more radiant smile for the upcoming wedding season. We have found that our patients love that they can take advantage of our professional teeth whitening treatments in the comfort of their own home.

At our Shorewood, IL dental office, we offer take-home whitening trays as a convenient solution for patients who want to whiten their teeth on their own time. All you need is a few minutes to see real results.

You may be tempted to try over-the-counter teeth whitening products first. No store-bought kit will deliver the same amount of comfort and long-lasting, dramatic results that our professional kits can.

Our professional treatments use a customized tray made from an impression of your teeth for a customized fit. The custom-fit trays allow the whitening gel to distribute more evenly across the entire surface of your teeth to give you a whiter, brighter smile.

Just wear the NiteWhite tray for a few minutes each night and you’ll get the results you’re looking for in as little as two weeks!

Another option we have available at Shorewood Family Dental Care is Opalescence, also delivers noticeable changes. This is a great option if you want a more cost-effective solution that still delivers professional results.

Explore Your Teeth Whitening Options

To find out what solution will work best for you to deliver the results you desire, call our Shorewood, IL dental office to schedule an appointment. With wedding season getting closer each day, you can’t afford to put it off for much longer. Schedule an appointment now so you can have a radiantly bright, white smile that will shine in every single photo.

Call Shorewood Family Dental Care at (815) 768-1615 or get in touch with us online to request an appointment using our convenient contact form.