Teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dentistry treatment in America. It’s fast, safe, affordable, and delivers fantastic results, bleaching away most surface stains that build up on enamel. Thinking about teeth whitening in Oak Park? Learn more about this procedure from the office of Dr. Murphy and see if this treatment is right for you.
Despite how many teeth whitening products are on the market, they all work the same way. They contain specialized molecules called “peroxides”. The most commonly used compounds are carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide.
Peroxides contain volatile oxygen molecules, which react violently to certain organic compounds, like stains on the surface of your teeth. As these peroxides come into contact with the stains, they “break” the molecular bonds holding them onto your teeth, thereby “bleaching” the stain away.
Teeth whitening can remove stains caused by tobacco use, staining from wine, tea, coffee, or darkly-colored foods, and the yellowing that comes with age.
At the office of Murphy Dental Group, we offer custom-built trays that you use at home, which allow you to treat your teeth on your schedule.
Stained and discolored teeth do not have to make you feel embarrassed about your smile. In just a few weeks, you can remove all of these surface stains with take-home teeth whitening from Dr. Murphy.
Interested in teeth whitening at our Oak Park dental office? Contact us now to see if teeth whitening is right for you, and to schedule a consultation. You can give us a ring at (708) 524-0330, or drop by our office at 137 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301. We look forward to seeing you!