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By Willow Ridge Dental Group
July 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening treatments are offered by your Naperville dentist at Willow Ridge Dental Group. Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik provide in-office teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening kits to eliminate stained teeth. Why? Because a sparkling, white smile is a great first impression.

More About Teeth Whitening

Your dentists at Willow Ridge Dental Group provide a safe and effective way to brighten your smile. Depending on the whitening method chosen, results can be dramatic. In-office professional teeth whitening uses high-concentration bleaching gels to lighten teeth 3-to-8 shades brighter. At-home teeth whitening kits also work well but may need to be repeated to get the desired results.

More About the Professional Whitening Methods

  • In-Office Whitening works fast and produces powerful results quickly. Your Naperville dentist first protects sensitive tissue, gums, and tooth-root surfaces by covering them. Next, he/she uses a retractor to keeps lips and cheeks away from bleaching material applied on teeth. Finally, after an hour, you're done and go about your day.

  • Take-Home Whitening may be convenient for people with hectic work schedules. Your dentist creates custom-made molds of your teeth to have two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays made — one for the top teeth and one for the bottom — to fill with whitening gel and then position over teeth. Leave trays for about an hour at a time until you get the desired results.

Caring for Your Whitened Smile

Preventive care is essential to keep teeth white and clean. Brushing and flossing daily go without saying, but also avoid drinking too much coffee and tea. Avoid eating food that stains teeth, like berries or beetroot, and stop smoking and chewing tobacco. Talk to your Naperville dentist about other ways to avoid teeth staining.

Who to contact?

If you have more questions about professional teeth-whitening options and what best suits you, then call Drs. Jeffrey or Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville IL at (630) 420-2800 today!


By Willow Ridge Dental Group
July 08, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Dental veneers are a great way to upgrade your smile, providing whiteness, straightness, and evenness to your teeth. But while you want to improve your smile, you also want it to look natural.

With custom veneers from dentists Drs. Jeffrey Onik and Connie Onki at Willow Ridge Dental in Naperville, IL, you can feel confident showing off your fabulous grin.

What are veneers?

Veneers are sturdy, thin coverings attached to the surface of your original teeth, concealing any gaps, cracks, chips, or crookedness. Veneers are bonded securely to your teeth so you can eat, talk, and brush without any worry about them budging or shifting. They are one of the most popular services at your Naperville dentist.

How can my veneers be customized?

Veneers from your Naperville dentist are customized to fit your mouth and aesthetic. Your dentist will take a mold to ensure the size is appropriate and comfortable. Together, you collaborate on the tint and shape of your veneers, with varying levels of whiteness and translucency to choose from.

You can select veneers with rounded or squared edges to craft the look you want. Feel free to show your dentist pictures of teeth that you like for reference. Your finalized veneers will be attractive yet inconspicuous, so no one will know that they aren't your natural teeth. As a bonus, veneers also help repel stains from drinks and foods like wine and coffee, keeping them whiter and brighter.

How do I take care of my veneers?

Veneers are durable and permanent, so they require no removal for cleaning, sleeping, or eating. You can brush, bite, and chew like you would with your original teeth. It is best to avoid biting especially hard or sticky objects so as not to disrupt or chip your veneers, which are strong but can still be damaged. If you do crack or chip a veneer, contact your Naperville dentist right away.

Feel great about your smile with veneers from Drs. Jeffrey and Connie Onik at Willow Ridge Dental Group in Naperville IL. Call us today at 630-420-2800 to make an appointment.