If you are considering brightening your smile with cosmetic teeth whitening in Bloomington, then you should do it. Dissatisfaction with your smile can inhibit your interaction with others more than you may realize. When you know you look your best, you can greet the world with confidence, enthusiasm, and a winning smile. However, if you are embarrassed about discolored teeth, you probably hide your smile behind your hand, or refrain from smiling at all.
First impressions can have a lasting effect on those we meet, and a nice smile and confident attitude can make that impression a positive one. An unsmiling demeanor can make others feel that you are unfriendly, arrogant, or even hostile. These views can be detrimental whether we are asking for a date, attending a social event, or applying for a job.
Studies conducted for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry have found that people with an attractive smile are perceived as more trustworthy, intelligent, friendly, interesting, and successful. Today’s society is focused on facial beauty, and the smile is the centerpiece of that beauty. A bright white smile gives the impression of health, warmth, youth, and vitality. Professional tooth whitening is the most requested cosmetic dental procedure today. It is the fastest and most affordable and effective smile enhancement available.
Dr. Mike Milligan at Eastland Dental Center offers the KöR Whitening System, which is considered the most effective and reliable method ever developed. This system restores the oxygen absorbing abilities of your teeth, so that the whitening agents can sink deeply into the teeth to dissolve the deepest-set stains. The gel is formulated to minimize sensitivity, and it causes about 10% of what other whitening systems do, if at all. The results of KöR are permanent with periodic touch ups at home.
Dr. Milligan also offers the Whitening For Life program to maintain that nice white smile. Patients that maintain their regular dental visits, and give 24 hours’ notice of a cancellation, can pay a one-time fee to receive a whitening kit at every six-month checkup. This program provides carbamide peroxide gel, which shows less time to see results and has a very low occurrence of sensitivity.
A professional cleaning before the whitening treatment can ensure optimal contact, and therefore effectiveness of the whitening agent. If you want to brighten your smile and possibly your personal, social, and professional life, cosmetic teeth whitening in Bloomington may be perfect for you. Call and schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.