Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening


Teeth whitening for patients in Collinsville, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Maryville & Troy, IL

Do you cringe looking at your smile? Have years of tobacco use stained your teeth? You don’t have to walk around with a yellowing smile – call your local dentist for information about teeth whitening procedures that will give you the bright, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. At 8 to 8 Dental, we provide multiple types of teeth whitening procedures based on your specific needs. We understand how it feels to be unhappy with your smile, and we offer cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile and restore your self-confidence. Don’t spend another day with a smile that’s subpar. Call our staff to talk about teeth whitening for helpful information and answers to your questions!

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is the artificial whitening of the surface of teeth by removing stains. Dental professionals use dental bleach (not real bleach) and other substances to remove the stains from the surface of your teeth. Teeth whitening procedures are efficient and effective ways to brighten that smile!

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Why do teeth stain?

We know you can’t get out the door without your morning coffee. But, did you know that your coffee could be seriously staining the surface of your teeth? Coffee and other foods can cause teeth to stain, making it increasingly difficult to whiten your teeth with over-the-counter teeth whitening options. Here are a few of the things that stain our teeth the most. To keep your teeth white limit these things or contact our office about simple, fast and effective teeth whitening procedures.

• Coffee
• Tea
• Drug/Tobacco Use
• Alcohol Consumption
• Dark Colored Berries
• Red Wine
• Soda
• Fruit Juice
• Soy Sauce
• Balsamic Vinegar
• More…

Types of Teeth Whitening Available

At our office, we provide two different types of teeth whitening based on the severity of your needs and your personal preferences. Read more about the whitening procedures available at our dental office.

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In-Office Teeth Whitening – This is the more intensive whitening procedure. It involves hydrogen-peroxide bleach gel that is applied to your teeth and activated via UV radiation. This procedure is the quickest way to whiten your teeth, and it can be done in one office visit.
At-Home Teeth Whitening – You may also be a good candidate for at-home whitening. This procedure involves the creation of custom trays in our office that you’ll use to whiten your teeth at home.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening procedures?

While teeth whitening could help just about anyone, not everyone is a good candidate. You’re a good candidate for teeth whitening procedures if you meet most of the following criteria.

• Good oral hygiene habits (i.e., brushing & flossing every day)
• Old/Lucid enough to understand the procedure
(extremely old and young people won’t be good candidates)
• Yellowish or brownish stained teeth
• The desire to improve the exterior appearance of their teeth