Tray or Laser Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening has become popular due to TV, Movie Stars and Media. Typically when something is positive people have a tendency to tell acquaintances and family and this creates a viral impact on consumables like tooth whitening. The process that Dr. Lago uses causes No Harm and No Sensitivity to the teeth. The results are permanent and guaranteed for 3 years.


According to the FDA, the term “bleaching” is allowed to be used just when the teeth can be whitened outside their natural color. This applies exactly to products incorporating bleach often hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.


The term “whitening,” from a different perspective, pertains to restoring a tooth’s surface color by removing mud and waste. So any product that cleans ( like a toothpaste ) is thought of as a whitener.


Naturally, the term whitening sounds better than bleaching, so it is more often used even if describing products containing bleach.
 In-Office Whitening Vs. At-Home Whitening


Tooth Whitening Methods Comparison
Cold Laser / Plasma Whitening 2 to 3 hours in office
    • immediate results
    • safe &comfortable
    • performed by Dr. Lago
    • This is great for a quick-fix for special occasions such as a wedding event or business meeting events.
Home Tray Whitening Kits 3 to 6 weeks
    • self-applied
    • use of trays
    • Comes with a limited 3 year warranty.
    • Results are long lasting and looks amazing with NO SENSITIVITY!


The bleach preference for in-office whitening, where time is constrained, is dynamic and fast-acting hydrogen peroxide. When utilized in teeth bleaching, hydrogen peroxide concentrations go from roughly 9% to 40%. Against this, the bleach of preference for at-home teeth whitening is slower acting carbamide peroxide, which breaks down into hydrogen peroxide. Carbamide peroxide has about a 1/3rd of the power of hydrogen peroxide. This suggests that a 15% solution of carbamide peroxide is the coarse equivalent of a 5% solution of hydrogen peroxide.


Tooth whitening treatment only works on natural teeth. For individuals where tooth whitening is not suited; for example: porcelain veneers, crowns, and fillings bonded or other these restorations have to be replaced after whitening.


Environmental & Biological Dentistry
3 S. Prospect (Suite #9)
Park Ridge, IL 60068 (ten minutes from O' Hare International Airport)
Phone: +1 (847) 823-3441