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Have you ever wondered if teeth whitening is right for you? While professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic dentistry treatment for most patients, it isn’t ideal for every patient. Knowing if this treatment is right for you is crucial before you commit to it.

Do you think that you may be an ideal candidate for teeth lightening? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas W. Wegner at Town and Country Dental in Oak Park, IL, to find out! All patients can easily reach our team at (708) 383-0330 for booking, information, and more.

Want to find out if you might be a good candidate for teeth whitening before your consultation? Take this quiz, and review your answers at the end to get your results!

Teeth Whitening Quiz

What color are your teeth?

  1. White
  2. Yellowish
  3. Brownish

How often do you brush your teeth?

  1. Twice a day
  2. Once a day
  3. Whenever I remember

How often do you drink coffee, tea, or red wine?

  1. Never
  2. Occasionally
  3. Every day

Have you ever tried over-the-counter whitening products?

  1. Yes, and they worked great
  2. Yes, but they didn’t work very well
  3. No, I’ve never tried them

Are you self-conscious about the color of your teeth?

  1. Yes, I think about it often
  2. A little bit
  3. No, not at all

Do you have any dental problems, such as cavities or gum disease?

  1. No, my teeth and gums are healthy
  2. I have some minor cavities and/or gingivitis
  3. Yes, I have cavities and/or advanced gum disease

How much are you willing to spend on teeth whitening?

  1. Up to $1,000
  2. Between $200 and $500
  3. Under $200

How soon do you want to see results?

  1. Right away
  2. Within a few days
  3. It’s not urgent–I can wait a few weeks or months

Review Your Answers 

Now, let’s tally up your answers and see if teeth whitening in Oak Park, IL, is right for you!

Mostly A’s

Congratulations, you may be a great candidate for teeth whitening! You have good oral hygiene habits, minimal dental problems, and are willing to invest in your smile. Whether you choose in-office or at-home professional whitening treatments, you are likely to see great results!

Mostly B’s

Teeth whitening may be right for you, but you should consider a few things before making a decision. If you have some dental problems or are not consistent with brushing and flossing, you may not get the results you want. However, if you are willing to improve your oral hygiene and try professional treatments, you may be able to achieve a whiter smile.

Mostly C’s

Teeth whitening may not be the best option for you right now. If you have major dental problems (such as cavities or gum disease) you should address those first before trying to whiten your teeth. 

Additionally, if you are not consistent with your oral hygiene or have staining from frequent coffee, tea, or wine consumption, you may not get the results you want. Instead, focus on improving your oral hygiene and consider whitening in the future.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Oak Park, IL

Ready to see if teeth whitening is ideal for you? Schedule your consultation in Oak Park, IL, with Dr. Wegner at Town and Country Dental online here or at (708) 383-0330 today!