The Foehr Group
107 S. Prospect Road, Bloomington, IL 61704
Teeth whitening procedures are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry services in our Bloomington, IL dentist office. And why wouldn’t they be? Who doesn’t want a whiter, brighter smile?
Here we offer some tips on getting, and keeping, a whiter smile.
You won’t find too many folks who know more about teeth whitening than us. He helped invent several tooth whitening treatments, including one of the first for at-home use. So the treatments we use at The Foehr Group have been selected with care.
We offer several different options. If you want to leave your teeth whitening procedure to a professional, you can choose:
If you prefer the convenience of an at-home teeth whitening procedure, we can provide you with a take-home kit from BriteSmile. Though it will take longer than the treatment in our Bloomington, IL office, you will see similar results.
All of us start out with tooth enamel that is pretty pristine. But two things happen over time:
Two of your three teeth whitening options involve a dentist. As noted above, you can choose a treatment that takes place in our office or one you can use at home. Another option is to use a teeth whitening product you purchase at a drugstore.
But our treatments yield better results than over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Here is why:
Some types of staining are resistant to teeth whitening procedures, even the ones we perform in our Bloomington, IL dentist office. Exposure to certain medications like tetracycline or an over-consumption of fluoride can create cosmetic issues that are difficult to correct with teeth whitening.
Also, some natural variations in tooth color respond better to teeth whitening procedures than others. In general, teeth with yellow/brown tones are easier to whiten than those with green/gray tones.
Dental veneers can be a great alternative to cover discoloration that does not respond well to teeth whitening treatments. At The Foehr Group, we offer a choice of daVinci porcelain dental veneers or composite dental veneers that require no preparation of your teeth.
Once you get a whiter smile, you’ll want to keep it that way! Here are some tips for maintaining your brighter smile:
For a teeth whitening consultation, call The Foehr Group at (309) 740-4241.