Teeth Whitening

Advanced Dental & Implant Care -  - Dental Implant Specialist

Christopher R. Pottorff, DMD

Dental Implant Specialist & General Dentist located in Algonquin, IL

Teeth Whitening Specialist
Even people with beautiful, healthy smiles sometimes turn to teeth whitening for a dazzling, bright look for a special occasion. Dr. Christopher Pottorff and his dedicated staff at Advanced Dental & Implant Care offer a quick and painless whitening method that keeps your smile beautiful and your teeth healthy. If you are a resident of Algonquin, IL or surrounding areas such as Lake in the Hills, IL, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

by Christopher R. Pottorff, DMD

Can teeth whitening damage my teeth?

This is a common misconception about teeth whitening. Teeth whitening procedures aren’t damaging to enamel or any other part of the tooth. Additionally, any sensitivity that’s caused by a whitening procedure usually goes away in 2 days after the treatment. This fact remains true for tooth bleaching. Dr. Pottorff can help you understand which procedure is best for you, but none damage the teeth.

What about existing crowns and veneers?

Teeth whitening won’t change the appearance of porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or other dental installations. If you had veneers or crowns that were dyed to match your natural shade, you may need to discuss with Dr. Pottorff about making sure your entire smile will be whitened. If you have crowns or veneers, talk to him about any tooth whitening procedure before you begin. Some teeth whitening methods can weaken the adhesive bond between veneers or crowns and your teeth.

Will whitening keep my teeth healthier?

The first and foremost advantage of teeth whitening involves the area of cosmetic dentistry. Having whiter teeth can make you feel more confident in your smile, and that confidence radiates in positivity and an overall happier outlook. White and shiny teeth give the impression that you have excellent oral hygiene, and the effects can restore youthfulness to your persona.

Aside from the psychological and physical benefits of teeth whitening, some ways that whitening benefits the health of your teeth include:

  • Removing plaque and tartar, providing an actual cleaner tooth
  • Killing bacteria that lives in your mouth and causes gum disease
  • Preventing tooth decay
  • Preventing gum disease and reducing your risks of bacterial pneumonia, stroke, and cardiovascular problems associated with gum disease

Is teeth whitening expensive?

Tooth whitening is an excellent cosmetic dentistry tool that allows you to drastically improve your appearance, confidence, and outlook for a cheap cost. The procedure is quick and painless, and can be renewed every year or so. This affordable option is fast becoming the favorite among all dental patients.

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Christopher Pottorff, DMD
2310 Huntington Dr. North
Algonquin, IL 60102