As our teeth are a large part of our overall appearance, one of the most common cosmetic enhancements that can be made to improve the smile is teeth whitening. We can treat a single tooth that has developed a stain, or enhance the overall aesthetics of the face by brightening the entire smile. In our office, we provide both in-office whitening and at-home treatments. We have several convenient options to choose from including:
The KöR Whitening System
The most effective whitening treatment we offer is the KöR Whitening System, which has been shown to whiten teeth up to 15 shades over the course of treatment. Although it uses a professional level of bleaching agent, KöR Whitening is tolerated exceedingly well by teeth and gums.
Dental KöR Treatment
KöR treatment begins with wearing custom fit trays for a minimum of 14 consecutive nights followed by 1 in office treatment. Trays are then worn 1 night per month to maintain the desired level of whitening.
This system has been designed to aid natural teeth in their oxygen absorption, which allows for this element, combined with the bleach solution to reach stains in the deep layers of enamel, where they have settled. The action of this combination dissolves the stain molecules, and results in a bright white smile that lasts many months. Patients from teens to older adults can see a vast improvement in stains that have been resistant to traditional methods, even those caused by medications.
Philips Zoom! Whitening
Treatment begins with 1 in office visit that combines whitening gel and visible LED ZOOM! light to produce maximum whitening results in the shortest time possible. Custom trays are then worn 1 night per month to maintain your desired level of whitening.
Although results from any teeth whitening treatment can last from months to years, there is no way to avoid future stains completely. Therefore, many of our patients maintain results through short whitening sessions performed as needed through our Whitening for Life program.
Whitening for Life – Take Home Whitening Trays
With the Whitening for Life program, take home whitening trays allow you to whiten anywhere and anytime at your own pace. For a one-time startup fee of $150, patients receive custom trays and 1 touch up whitening kit at every six-month dental check-up (2 tubes per year). Additional tubes are available for purchase. Terms of the Whitening for Life Program are simple:
- Maintain preventative six-month visits. This allows us to ensure both the beauty and function of your smile.
- Call at least 24 hours in advance should you need to reschedule your appointment.
Every patient is different, and experiences his or her own level of whitening. Using a professional system from our office provides you with the best possible results in the safest delivery method.
To gain confidence in your smile, contact us for your teeth whitening consultation.
Eastland Dental Center
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.