Dr. Mark C. Gladnick, DDS

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an affordable and easy way to look younger and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

Have you noticed your teeth do not look as white as they used to? Has your morning cup of coffee taken its toll? Your smile is the first thing people see when they meet you. Whether you are greeting someone special or speaking to your colleagues, first impressions are important. Having a white, healthy smile can give you self-confidence in your daily life. Whitening can also improve your appearance for a special occasion such as a class reunion or wedding.

Yellow teeth make even the most beautiful smiles look drab. A stained smile can add years to your appearance. No matter how much you brush and floss, some stains can only be removed by your dentist.

What Causes Teeth Stains?

  • Coffee, tea, or red wine
  • Tobacco use
  • Medications and medical treatment
  • Colorful foods
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Genetics
  • Trauma

Fortunately, whitening your stained teeth is easier and more affordable than ever. Dr. Chris Forte uses the respected Opalescence Tooth Whitening System. This take-home whitening system is customizable and easy to use. Opalescence provides dramatic results for our patients. Our whitening system can be used during the day or at night, making it convenient for your busy lifestyle.

The whitening gel contains special anti-sensitivity agents to make your dental whitening experience comfortable. Opalescence is also a thicker consistency than other gels, minimizing leakage to your gums, a situation which can cause irritation.

How Does Whitening Work?

Once you schedule an appointment with Dr. Forte’s office for a whitening evaluation, Dr. Forte will share your options and your anticipated results with you.

Dr. Forte’s team will take an impression of your mouth to make custom molds of your teeth. From those custom molds, they will create whitening trays that are designed specifically for you.
Small amounts of whitening gel, made of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, are placed inside the tray. The gel bleaches away stains from your teeth gradually. You will be taught how long and when to use the Opalescence Tooth Whitening System to achieve your desired results.

Once you achieve a lighter shade you like, you should keep your custom trays for future touch-ups, if necessary.

How Is Professional Whitening Better?

Professional whitening systems are more successful than over-the-counter products because Dr. Forte helps customize treatment just for you. Your custom trays allow the whitening gel to reach the nooks and crannies of your teeth. The Opalescence gel is a professional strength product and has four available concentrations to meet your needs. Dr. Forte’s team will be here to support you and answer any questions throughout the process.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you are ready to schedule your consultation with Brookfield dentist Dr. Chris Forte, please call our office. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, bright smile.?