Teeth Whitening Specialist

Maja Simic, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile Dental Studio Glenview

Maja Simic, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Glenview, IL

If your dull and discolored teeth are holding you back from loving your smile, let Maja Simic, DDS, brighten them up with a professional teeth whitening. At Smile Dental Studio Glenview in Glenview, Illinois, Dr. Simic provides safe, gentle, and effective teeth whitening treatments to give her patients radiant smiles that they can’t wait to share with the world. Put the shine back in your smile today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth white?

There are a few different reasons why your teeth might have lost their luster, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene 
  • Drinking too much coffee, soda, or red wine
  • Using tobacco products like cigarettes or chewing tobacco
  • Medications, like certain antihistamines or antipsychotics
  • Early exposure to tetracycline antibiotics
  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)

Your teeth also lose their shine as you age. The hard outer layer (enamel) wears down and gets thin, exposing the soft inner layer (dentin), which naturally turns yellow as you age. Some people are also genetically predisposed to have thinner enamel.

How does teeth whitening work?

Smile Dental Studio Glenview uses the pola advanced tooth whitening system for all of its whitening treatments. Depending on which whitening treatment you choose, you can either whiten your teeth in the office or at home. 

In-office whitening

In-office whitening with glow science professional and for in-home opalescence can give you a noticeably whiter smile in just 30 minutes. Dr. Simic protects your gums with a gingival barrier, then applies a professional-strength whitening solution to your teeth. The whitening gel penetrates your enamel and breaks up the molecules that cause staining, giving you a whiter, brighter smile that shines as soon as you leave the office.

At-home whitening

With poladay and polanight, you can whiten your teeth and improve your smile from the comfort of your own home. Dr. Simic provides you with custom-fitted whitening trays that are designed from an impression of your teeth and hug every contour of your smile. You fill these trays with a whitening gel, then wear them for a prescribed amount of time at home. Within just a matter of weeks, you’ll have a beautifully radiant smile that you’ll be excited to share with the world. 

Can’t I just use an over-the-counter whitening kit?

You should never whiten your teeth with a store-bought product. Despite their increasing popularity, over-the-counter whitening kits are ineffective at best, and can even be harmful to your oral health.

Store-bought kits use generic strips and trays that aren’t molded to fit your exact smile, so the whitening gel frequently leaks out and irritates your gums. And when the bleaching agent does manage to stay in contact with your teeth, it’s not nearly as effective as what you get at Smile Dental Studio Glenview, so your smile won’t be as stunning after treatment.

If you want a professional-looking smile, get a professional treatment. Schedule your teeth whitening with Smile Dental Studio Glenview today by calling the office or booking a visit online.