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Teeth Whitening

Are your teeth not as white as they used to be? Are you looking for a way to get your smile back? Teeth whitening is a great way to brighten your teeth and give you back confidence.

At Schumer Family Dental Care, we offer professional teeth whitening services for discolored teeth at our Hoffman Estates, IL, dentist’s office. Tooth discoloration is due to various reasons, including aging, smoking, drinking coffee or tea, and certain medications.

Our teeth whitening services can help to remove those unwanted stains and give you back your bright, white smile. We offer both in-office teeth whitening and at-home teeth whitening kits so that you can choose the best option.

Discolored teeth can be embarrassing, but with teeth whitening from Schumer Family Dental Care, you can get your smile back. Contact us today at (847) 439-1371 to schedule your appointment.

Why Are My Teeth Stained and Discolored?

There are many reasons why teeth may become stained or discolored. Some of the most common causes include:


As we age, our teeth naturally begin to yellow. This happens because the outer layer of tooth enamel wears down, exposing the inner layer of dentin. Dentin is naturally an off-white or yellowish color, so this is what you’re seeing.

Smoking and Drinking Coffee or Tea

Smoking and drinking coffee or tea can also lead to stained teeth. The more you use these products, the more stained your teeth will become.

Certain Medications

Some medications can cause tooth discoloration as well. These medications can cause yellowing or graying of the teeth when taken by children aged eight years or younger.

Trauma Resulting in a “Dead Tooth”

If you have a tooth that has died, it may become discolored. That happens because the blood flow to the tooth has stopped, and the tooth begins to break down.

During an appointment at our Hoffman Estates, IL, dentist’s office, we can help determine the cause of your tooth discoloration and recommend the best treatment plan.

How Is Our At-Home Teeth Whitening Done?

If you’re looking for an at-home teeth whitening solution, we can help. We will take impressions of your teeth during your appointment to create custom-fit bleaching trays. These trays will be made specifically for your smile so that they fit snugly and comfortably.

Once your trays are ready, we will provide you with professional-grade bleaching gel and instructions on how to use the trays. The trays will need to be worn for a certain amount of time each day to achieve the desired results.

At-home teeth whitening is an excellent option for those who want to get whiter teeth but don’t want to come into the dentist’s office for treatment. It’s also a perfect option for sensitive teeth because the trays protect your gums and soft tissue from coming into contact with the gel.

How Is Our In-Office Teeth Whitening Done?

If you’re looking for a quick teeth whitening solution, we also provide our Zoom! Teeth Whitening System. This treatment is done right here in our office and only takes about an hour to complete.

We will apply a protective gel to your gums during treatment to protect them from the bleaching agent. We will then paint the bleaching agent onto your teeth and allow it to work its magic. Finally, the dentist will activate the bleaching agent with a special light, and you will see results immediately.

Leave our office with teeth up to eight shades whiter in just one hour! See the full results of your treatment within 48 hours. Zoom! Teeth Whitening is the perfect solution for those who have an upcoming event and need to whiten their teeth quickly.

What Are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

Many benefits come with teeth whitening. Some of the most popular ones include:

  • A whiter, brighter smile
  • Improves tooth health
  • Long-lasting
  • Improved self-confidence
  • A more youthful appearance
  • The ability to better reflect your personal style

Patients who undergo teeth whitening treatment often find that their smiles are not only brighter but also healthier. That is because teeth whitening can remove harmful bacteria and plaque from the teeth, leaving them looking and feeling their best.

Teeth Whitening FAQS

Can everyone whiten their teeth?

Only some are candidates for teeth whitening. You may not be a good candidate for teeth whitening if you have tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental issues. We will need to examine your teeth and mouth before determining if you are a good candidate for treatment.

How long do professionally done teeth whitening last?

The results of your teeth whitening treatment will vary depending on your lifestyle and treatment. However, most patients can expect their results to last six months to three years before they need to be touched up.

Is teeth whitening harmful to my teeth?

No, teeth whitening is not bad for your teeth. On the contrary, it can be good for your teeth because it removes harmful bacteria and plaque. However, it is crucial to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully to avoid damaging your teeth.

What are the side effects of teeth whitening?

The most common side effect of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity is usually temporary and will disappear within a few days of treatment. However, if you experience tooth sensitivity, we recommend desensitizing toothpaste or taking a break from at-home treatment for a few days.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

No, teeth whitening does not hurt. However, some patients may experience sensitivity during and after treatment. This is usually temporary and will go away within a few days.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is safe when it is done by a professional. We will protect your gums and soft tissue during treatment so that you can feel confident that your smile is in good hands.

How long before I can start back drinking coffee?

You should wait 48 hours before drinking coffee or other dark-colored beverages. Doing this will give the bleaching agent time to work its way out of your teeth so that you can avoid staining them.

Get a Brighter and Whiter Smile Today!

If you’re ready to get a brighter and whiter smile, we’re here to help. Contact our office at (847) 439-1371 to schedule an appointment in Hoffman Estates, IL. We will help you choose the right treatment option for your smile to achieve the beautiful results you’ve been dreaming of.

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Schumer Family Dental Care

901 Biesterfield Rd. Suite 111

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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