Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Chicago, IL

Everyone wishes for a whiter, brighter smile. At Tilden Dental Group, we provide both in-office and at-home teeth whitening in Chicago. Our Streeterville dental practice offers time-tested, industry-standard teeth whitening products from Phillips Zoom!® and Opalescence®. If you’re planning on revamping your smile with cosmetic restorations and want to begin with a uniform shade base, teeth whitening is for you. We offer in-chair whitening, custom trays + whitening gel (this is the BEST way to approach whitening long-term), and a disposable whitening tray product called Opalescence GO®.

To achieve a whiter smile with teeth bleaching treatment, contact the practice of Dr. Jordan Tilden and Dr. Zachary Tilden today.

Why Whiten Your Teeth?

There are many reasons why teeth whitening could benefit your smile. As time passes, staining and normal wear of the outer tooth layer (the enamel) leads to a dulled appearance, taking away from a once luminous smile. Consuming dark beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine, or habits such as smoking, can result in yellow or brown teeth. With both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options, you have the ability to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.

In-Office Whitening with Opalescence Boost®

Boost® teeth whitening is an excellent option for patients who have busy schedules. At Tilden Dental Group, we offer in-office whitening treatment that can be completed within a single appointment. The whole process takes about 90 minutes with setup, but the actual whitening time is 60 minutes. Results vary based on the type of staining and how deep the staining goes into the teeth.

First we polish your teeth, then place a gel-like gum barrier to protect your gums from the whitening agent. Cheek retractors are used to keep your lips off the teeth and then a desensitizer liquid is applied to your teeth. Now the whitening process can begin: The bleaching agent is applied on your teeth in 3 rounds for 20 minutes each. In between each round, the old whitener is suctioned off and a fresh coat is applied. This allows the Boost® gel to penetrate and break up stains and discoloration. Because no whitening lamp is needed, that means little to no sensitivity for you! As your teeth are treated, you are welcome to pass the time by listening to music. Boost® is ideal for patients who are looking to enhance their luminous smiles, especially before a major event. Cost is currently $300. 

Opalescence Go® (At-Home Whitening)

If you’re looking for a quick, easy whitening treatment, but don't want to invest in custom whitening trays, we provide one-size-fits-all trays that come pre-filled with whitening gel. Just wear the trays for 20-45 minutes, throw them away after use, and brush your teeth off. Patients don’t need to take dental impressions to use this kit; all trays and gel come pre-packaged. Patients receive 10 pairs of trays with each treatment kit, which lasts for six to eight months. This option is ideal for those who have completed in-office treatment and want to touch up their smiles’ brightness. Opalescence Go® is a convenient, expedited, over-the-counter whitening treatment that is recommended by our Chicago dentists.

The whitening agent contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride) to help reduce sensitivity as well as strengthening enamel, improving your overall oral health. Cost is $100 for the pack of 10 pairs of trays. 

Custom Trays + Whitening Gel (At-Home Whitening)

The big benefit of custom trays is that the gel will evenly touch all sides of your teeth, leaving nothing to chance. This is the gold standard of whitening treatments because the gel is perfectly distributed, you can tailor your results, and the trays don't feel bulky like the GO trays above (or whitening strips). You can actually talk with them on! Custom trays are the most economical too... just buy more whitening gel as needed (estimated cost of $55/year). Wear the trays for 45-60 minutes, brush your trays out and then your teeth. Repeat 3-4 times on consecutive days to get 2-3 shades lighter each round.  Dental impressions are required and the trays can last you for years, since they are flexible and don't get much wear and tear. Cost is $200 for trays and a pack of Zoom whitening gel (estimated to last 8-12 months depending on amount of usage). Future costs simply include more whitening gel.

Contact Our Chicago Practice Today!

Located in the Streeterville neighborhood, Dr. Jordan and Zachary Tilden provide cosmetic dental treatment with teeth whitening to restore radiance to the smile. For more information about our teeth whitening options, contact our dental practice today to schedule a consultation.


331 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 664-6616

Office Hours

MON - THU 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (312) 664-6616