Brighten the smile and address discolored, yellow teeth with professional teeth whitening

Whitening the smile is a common request from the patients who visit our team at West Suburban Oral Health Care. Professional bleaching of the teeth can provide better results than anything available over the counter, brightening the smile and helping patients feel more confident in their appearance. Drs. Susan Mazzei, Kelsey Esposito, and Ashley Nguyen are committed to assisting individuals in improving their smiles with professional services, including in-office bleaching and teeth whitening at home.

How does professional whitening work?

Teeth whitening, performed at our practice, requires an LED/UV light to activate hydrogen peroxide in gel form. The concentration used may differ based on the patient’s needs and can be adjusted over time. It is essential for patients to understand that teeth are made several shades lighter than their original color due to years of staining through smoking, drinking coffee, tea, soda, and other substances. That means that if they were several shades darker than your natural tooth color before bleaching begins, it would still not match your original tooth color exactly after treatment.

Are there any alternatives?

Absolutely! We also offer Naperville patients an alternative with easy teeth whitening at home. That includes a customized whitening tray and the use of a professional-strength gel to wear each day to brighten teeth over several weeks gradually. The at-home version provides the same results as our in-office treatment, just in a slower format. This whitening version is less expensive, and you can use it in conjunction with our in-house whitening to continue to brighten the teeth afterward and maintain the results achieved.

Why should I choose professional teeth whitening?

While you may have noticed many whitening products available in your local drugstore oral care aisle, most of these are made at a lesser concentration than the ingredients used in our professional-strength products and services. Many patients are unhappy with their results, which leads them to our practice to ask about alternative ways to brighten the smile.

How do I learn more about professional teeth whitening?

If you want to convert your yellow teeth to white teeth, contact the West Suburban Oral Health Care team in Naperville, IL. We are located at 380 West Diehl Road and can be reached by phone at 630-393-3045.

Dr. Susan Mazzei, West Suburban Oral Health Care
Dr. Kelsey Esposito, West Suburban Oral Health Care
Dr. Marco Fajardo, West Suburban Oral Health Care
Dr. Ashley Nguyen, West Suburban Oral Health Care

Dr. Susan Mazzei is a skilled dentist specializing in prosthodontics. A graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, she completed a Certification in Prosthodontics before joining the faculty of Northwestern University Dental School as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where she served for 12 years and became Assistant Professor Emeritus. Dr. Mazzei believes that excellent oral health begins with education and prevention and is committed to continuing her education. She is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, a Charter Fellow in the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), and has completed the Bale and Doneen Method Preceptorship Program.

Dr. Kelsey Esposito worked in healthcare advertising and communications before realizing that her passions were dentistry and patient care. She holds a BA in Economics and Fine Art from Kalamazoo College, a Premedicine Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from The University of Illinois in Chicago. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Chicago Dental Society (CDS), Illinois Dental Society (IDS), Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and AAOSH.

Dr. Marco Fajardo is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, where he also served as a part-time Assistant Clinical Instructor. He was a member of the University Dental Associates of the University of Chicago too. In 1994, he formed the basis of West Suburban Oral Healthcare with Dr. Mazzei. He is now its Team Leader.

Dr. Ashley Nguyen studied at the University of Buffalo and Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL (dental school). She is a member of the ADA, CDS, IDS, and other local organizations. She continues her education by attending dental conferences and seminars.