Teeth whitening is a safe, minimally invasive way to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Whether you’ve struggled with deeply stained teeth for years or just feel like your smile could use an extra brightening boost, our smile team can help you choose the whitening system that’s best for you.
Our office offers the latest and safest in-office and at-home whitening services. As exclusive KöR® and Opalescence® whitening providers, Drs. Alex and Kenya are able to provide the best whitening results available.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This procedure is performed in a dental office. During an appointment, your dental professional will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes and you will be able to see results immediately.
You deserve a bright, white smile, regardless of your age. KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching System can restore the beauty of your smile in just two weeks, with results that can last a lifetime.
For Deeply Stained Teeth
If you suffer from deep, stubborn stains that have been present for years and you have tried other whitening products with little-to-no success, you may be a candidate for our KöR whitening program.
This whitening program was specifically developed for people whose teeth are challenging to whiten. KöR includes a combination of 14-night at-home treatment and one professional in-office treatment
Our unique KöR Whitening whitens teeth dramatically, often lightening them several shades brighter. Although everyone is different, with the proper KöR Whitening System, you will notice impressive results that will can be maintained for a lifetime with relative ease.
For a Smile that Just Needs a Little Boost
Boost is an in-office whitening treatment that offers results in about an hour.
Boost is ideal for people who want instant whitening gratification or those who have that special event coming up that may require a brighter, whiter smile. This system is good for you if you have noticed your teeth becoming slightly more yellow in the past one to two years and would just like a “boost” or touch up to get you back to where you used to be.
- Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth.1-5
- Fresh peroxided based, room temperature active whitening application
- Precise delivery
- Easy to see for complete removal
- Two 20-minute applications for a total of 40 minutes of treatment time
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.
Paint-On Teeth Whiteners
There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, and one type of readily accessible whitening products is commonly referred to as a “paint-on” teeth whitener. Paint-on whiteners can be purchased over-the-counter and generally are less expensive and less effective than whitening strips or professional options. Paint-on teeth whiteners consist of a gel that is applied to the tooth using a small brush. Paint-on whitening gel hardens into a film that coats the teeth, and dissolves in the mouth. As with any teeth-whitening regimen, it is wise to consult with a dental professional before use.
Teeth-whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The whitening agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.
Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash
The least expensive options are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Designed to have “whitening” capabilities, toothpastes and mouthwashes work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives. However, unlike the materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpastes affect surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.