Industry-leading COVID-19 Protection:

Here are the steps we have taken to ensure your safety

  1. All eligible staff have been vaccinated.
  2. We have procured all the recommended PPE. N95 masks, gowns, and face shields.
  3. We have installed hospital antimicrobial curtains around each room. This allows us to contain the treatment in the room being used.
  4. We have added two medical-grade air purifiers to cleanse the air multiple times an hour.
  5. We are using UVC lights to disinfect the rooms after each use.
  6. There will be fewer patients in the office at a time. All patients will be asked to remain in their vehicles until we are ready for them.
  7. Every person will be asked before coming to the office to confirm they are symptom-free and are not COVID positive so far as they know.
  8. Everyone will have their temperature taken and will be required to rinse with hydrogen peroxide before the treatment.

After nearly a year of using these precautions, not a single individual, staff or patient, has contracted COVID from being in the office. We don’t think there is a safer dental office in all of the Chicago area. Call (708) 849-4400 to make an appointment

Zoom® and BriteSmile® are bleaching methods touted by many. They use the common types of bleaching agents but Zoom® and BriteSmile® both use high intensity lights to “activate” the bleach. It looks impressive as you sit there for an hour or more in front of these lights knowing your teeth are getting whiter by the second.

While these methods do work, there is much in today’s literature to indicate that the lights do little to nothing. So why even use them?

There are, I believe, a couple of reasons that these lights are used. First, they give the impression to the patient of a high tech approach to tooth bleaching. They use terms like “laser whitening” or similar. In short, they are a sales tool or gimmicks.

Second, they allow the manufacturer of the bleaching process a second income stream. You have to not only buy and stock the bleaching materials, but purchase and use the lights which are also charged on a per use basis. This means more money to the manufacturer, or more specifically, to the marketer of the bleaching products.

I speak from experience. We have provided Zoom® bleaching services in our office. As I said, while they work, I truly don’t see the light as being anything but a discomfort to the patient, and, given current information, functionally a useless part of the process.

So what types of bleaching do we recommend? Suffice it to say that virtually all bleaching methods today do work to some extent, it depends largely on you and what your goals are.

Teeth Whitening Dolton IL
A person who has a fairly light shade of teeth and simply wants to make them a bit brighter might be fine with some of the whitening strips available either over the counter or from a dental office. We use the professional version of Crest White Strips. For many, this is adequate.

Those who seek a greater degree of whitening might be better served by the more traditional at home bleaching programs using bleaching trays. These trays, which are custom made to fit your teeth, are worn with bleach for so many hours a day or at night to achieve the desired result.

Finally, for those who have serious color issues or are looking for upping white teeth, there is Deep Bleaching®. Developed by a dentist in California, Deep Bleaching® provides a combination of in office and at home treatment that can whiten even some of the toughest cases.

Zoom® is a registered trademark of Discus Dental. BriteSmile® is a registered trademark of Britesmile Inc..

Call Us today!

As you might expect, the costs vary greatly by which program you choose or which is the one that might work best for you. Call us today at (708) 576-1900 or Request an Appointment
to set up your bleaching consultation.

Dr. Dean Dietrich

Dr. Dean Dietrich - Pleasant Dental

Dr. Dean Dietrich founded Pleasant Dental with the vision of serving his community by providing high-value comfortable care. Dr. D. has over 30 years of expertise and continues to be very passionate about his work. He and team enjoy caring for fearful patients and providing care in a unique upbeat, even fun way.

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