If your teeth are healthy but not as bright as you’d like, Dr. Kohler provides Zoom!® in-office teeth whitening for his Winnetka and Chicago-area patients. Restoring a youthful sparkle to your smile takes very little time, is painless, and can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades.

We offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening systems, which use a peroxide-based whitening gel to penetrate enamel and dentin and quickly break up years of staining.

During an in-office appointment, Dr. Kohler will apply Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed gel to your teeth, adjusted in intensity to address the severity of your discoloration. The gel is activated using a special light. The entire process takes under an hour.

Our at-home bleaching kits (Philips NiteWhite) create a whiter smile in just one use, and patients can fully achieve desired results in seven to 14 days. In addition, customized whitening trays are designed to hold the whitening gel in place while you sleep.

Dr. Kohler recommends combining in-office and take-home teeth whitening for superior, long-lasting results. We also offer the service at a discounted rate to our Invisalign® patients.

Teeth stains and discoloration can appear yellow or grayish and fall into one of two categories:

  • Intrinsic: Staining that occurs within the tooth and affects the tooth’s dentin (or porous inner tissue). 
  • Extrinsic: Mostly preventable stains that occur in the outer layer of teeth. 

Our teeth whitening systems can address both types of staining. During a consultation, Dr. Kohler will determine the cause of your discoloration and recommend the best whitening options.