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How to Safely Whiten Your Teeth

August 30, 2021
Posted By: Ruggless Dental
Woman smiling during teeth whitening in Springfield IL

Professional teeth whitening is one of the most popular and inexpensive cosmetic dentistry treatments around. And under the supervision of your Springfield dentist, it is a safe and effective way to lift stubborn tooth stains.

However, we don’t recommend fad whitening products or kits and strips purchased in stores or online for a good reason.

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?

When you request professional teeth whitening in our dental office, we do not okay the treatment unless we are confident that it is safe for you.

If you’re a new patient or have no relevant records on file, this typically means an exam and consultation to ensure the products are safe for you. We also want to make sure the product will give you the results you’ve been looking for.

If you whiten your teeth without your dentist, there is no way to know if the ingredients are safe for your teeth and gums. A specific component may be too abrasive, for example.

And the results are not predictable, especially considering that restorations like tooth-colored fillings will not lighten with treatment.

How Professional Teeth Whitening in Springfield, IL Works

At Ruggless Dental, we offer both in-office and take-home kits. In our dentist office, we use Zoom! Teeth Whitening, which has long been popular with patients in Springfield, IL. 

Our take-home option includes whitening trays created from direct impressions of your gums and our special whitening solution. You simply follow the instructions provided by our dental office, and your teeth lighten across the treatment timeframe. You can also use your take-home kit to touch up your smile periodically.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Shane Ruggless! 

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dental options or are ready to schedule a consultation, give us a call today at (217) 787-0212.

We treat patients throughout the greater Springfield, IL community, including Chatham, Rochester, Sherman, Williamsville, Pleasant Plains, Auburn, and your community. 

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