Regardless how well you take care of your teeth (brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups), inevitably they will darken over time as part of the normal aging process. Additionally, such factors as smoking, genetics, root canal treatment, consuming dark-colored foods and beverages, and certain medications can also help contribute to the darkening of your teeth. To restore your teeth back to its lighter more youthful color, teeth whitening can be an answer.
What is Teeth Whitening and How does it work?
Teeth whitening is a simple, effective cosmetic dental procedure where the patient wears custom fitted mouth whitening trays over their teeth. Before the trays are worn, they are first loaded with a bleaching gel, which is done using a small plastic syringe. These trays allow a bleaching gel to spread evenly over the teeth and prevent the gel from leaking out into the mouth. Whitening occurs over a 10 to 14-day period and the length of time in wearing the trays may range from a few hours a day to overnight. Depending on which whitening system is used, the entire procedure can either be done as a take-home only system or a combination take-home, in-office system.
Opalescence Whitening (Take-Home)
At home Opalescence teeth whitening kits are great for patients who want to brighten their own teeth at their own pace, from the convenience of their home. Each kit contains a set of customized whitening trays that fit specifically over the patient’s teeth. When used properly, Opalescence can dramatically whiten your teeth several shades lighter within 10 to 14 days. Once treatment is completed, the trays can then be kept for future touch ups with additional whitening gel from our office.
KoR Whitening (Take-Home/In-Office System)
Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching System is a clinically developed whitening method that is widely considered to be the most reliable and effective whitening system ever developed. It works by restoring your teeth’ ability to absorb oxygen. It is this ability that allows the KoR Whitening system to be the only recognized system that whitens tetracycline stained (dark) teeth in a short period of time. And due to its advanced formulation and continuous refrigeration of the whitening gels, there is little to no sensitivity during the whitening process. Couple this to the superior fit of its custom mouth trays, the whitening results are amazing.
While it isn’t the least expensive system on the market, if you want one that consistently produces whiter and brighter smiles, or you have special whitening needs, such as deep staining, or just want a system that is innovative and well documented, this may be just the system for you. If you are serious about whitening, give us a call.
With us, you’ll notice a difference. Your smile is the first thing that people see, so why not show a dazzling, healthy one.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Dr. Warren E. Eng and his trained staff provide dental care for patients of all ages. You can bring your entire family here for dental checkups, comprehensive examinations, teeth whitening, and more.