Solution for a Sparkling Smile

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Instant gratification. That’s what our world has come to. Make my teeth white … NOW! Sure. Bleaching of teeth or whitening can be done in a single visit. Will it be the best whitening that can be done? No, it it will be quick. And generally a bit more expensive than the more typical procedures. The bleaching procedures that use lights to “activate” or enhance the bleaching process are meant to provide the answer for the “I want it done NOW” crowd. These procedures usually take between one to one-and-a-half hours to complete. The results are considered fair, although the … Continue reading

Effective Solution for Whiter Teeth

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Today there are a multitude of ways to whiten teeth. All of the methods have a commonality in that they use similar types of bleaching materials. To be completely truthful there are differing strengths and different materials but not many. All bleaching depends on the compounds that are placed on the teeth to achieve the desired lightening effect. While there are systems out there that showcase high intensity lights and the like to supposedly enhance the chemical bleaching the reality (from studies) is that there is little scientific evidence to support the idea that the lamps make any significant contribution … Continue reading

Can teeth whitening from your Dolton dental office remove tetracycline stains?

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Teeth whitening, also called bleaching, is a popular procedure for quick and economical smile enhancement. Today, virtually every dentist offers some system of bleaching. At Pleasant Dental in Dolton, IL, we offer several options, because each has distinct advantages. We even have solutions for permanent tetracycline stains. Types of tooth discoloration Most discoloration on teeth comes from what you consume, such as wine, coffee, tea, or dark fruits. Anything that can stain white clothing can also gradually darken your teeth. Over time, staining agents penetrate the enamel so that cleaning will not remove them. Bleaching gels also penetrate the enamel, … Continue reading

Top ten benefits of dental teeth bleaching in Dolton

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Do you get a feeling of dread when you walk into a room full of strangers? If you refuse to smile, you will certainly not make a good impression, yet if you smile; everyone will see your dark, yellow, or brown teeth. A dingy, stained smile can be the cause of much embarrassment and many uncomfortable moments. In turn, it can take a toll on your confidence and self-image. Although the color of your smile may have nothing to do with your oral health or hygiene, there is a certain stigma attached to stained teeth. There is also a “stigma” … Continue reading

Want the best smile in Riverdale, IL? Consider teeth whitening

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Cosmetic dentistry is one of the wonders of modern society. If you don’t like something about your smile, we can change it. If you don’t like anything at all about your smile, we can fix that too. However, that doesn’t mean you have to commit to dramatic, permanent changes. Smile enhancement can be as simple as teeth whitening, and the benefits may be greater than you imagine. Social interactions – Your smile is one of the first features that other people will notice, and it is the memory that will linger the longest. There is no better way to make … Continue reading

Calumet City IL smiles shine with Teeth Whitening and quality dentistry

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A brilliant, white smile is widely regarded as beautiful, making the individual seem warmer and friendlier. Since ancient times humankind has sought to improve the natural coloring of teeth, and remove the stains that accumulate with age. Throughout history, various substances ranging from urine to acid have been used for this purpose. Thankfully, modern times have brought new standards of safety and sanitation, as well as innovative, scientifically researched new solutions to old problems. Today, stained or discolored teeth can be brightened safely and effectively with peroxide-based formulas. Improving on a good thing The discovery of peroxide for tooth whitening … Continue reading

The best bleaching process ever

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You hear about bleaching teeth all the time. Dentists market it as a easy process for those patients who want to improve the looks of their teeth. Today there are multiple kinds of bleaching. Most work. Some provide a fair change of color. Others produce significant changes. None have ever provided the kind of change I have witnessed with what is called “Deep Bleaching” or Kor whitening. (both are trademarks of Dr. Rod Kurthy) Like many bleaching techniques, Deep Bleaching uses bleaching trays to produce the desired effect. The fact that trays are used like other systems is misleading. Unlike … Continue reading

Keeping Chicago area smiles bright: The safety of teeth bleaching

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You hear that teeth whitening is harmless and does not permanently alter your smile. Then you are told that it isn’t safe to use a product off the store shelves without first consulting a dentist. What gives? In reality, teeth whitening is extremely safe and gentle, but only if you are a good candidate and it is applied properly. Both the ADA (American Dental Association) and the AGD (Academy of General Dentistry) recommend seeing your dentist for an evaluation before beginning any kind of whitening, to ensure both safety and effectiveness. Most people are good candidates for bleaching. However, there … Continue reading

Brightening Chicago smiles with the KöR deep bleaching procedure

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Does the smile you see in the mirror sparkle like fresh snow? Unless you are a kid, or you’ve had teeth whitening treatment, the answer is probably, “no.” Tooth enamel is naturally bright and uniform in color. However, your adult teeth finish developing long before you finish high school, and they have the rest of your life to accumulate various stains. Fortunately, those stains are removable, and your teeth can be returned to their youthful brilliance. How KöR is different You have an endless variety of options for whitening your teeth. Commercial products are the least effective, because they have … Continue reading

How does the Zoom whitening system compare to alternatives in Dolton?

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When you think of teeth whitening, your mind may go to Zoom. It is a well-known, well-advertised brand, which has gained quite a following. If you’ve tried it, you probably know that it works, and you might be surprised to learn that Dr. Dietrich does not use Zoom here at Pleasant Dental in Dolton. The doctor has a simple philosophy when choosing what products and services to offer. He wants to give you the most bang for your buck. You are spending valuable time and money to improve your smile, and Dr. Dietrich gives you a great value in return. … Continue reading


They made the extra effort to make sure every question and concern I had was addressed. They have some of the cleanest dental equipment I have ever seen. They make an extra effort to make sure they only use the best for their patients. They have a very good professional reputation. I know that I'm under the care of an expert. They were so happy to answer each and every question I had. They also encouraged me to call if I need any more answers in the future.