What is the difference between our treatments and OTC products?
Stains on teeth can be classified in one of two ways: extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains live between the microcracks in your enamel and deep within your dentin (the layer of your tooth underneath your enamel). Whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses may be able to remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth. But only teeth whitening agents can remove the stubborn extrinsic stains and the unsightly intrinsic stains that cause your teeth to look discolored.
Who is a Good Candidate for Whitening?
Most patients that maintain good oral health are candidates for whitening. In fact, a beautiful, bright smile can be your biggest asset. It can affect how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you. And, research shows that when you feel good about your smile, you are more likely to feel confident, positive and even younger! Transform your smile. Transform your life!
Just like any treatment in our office, we always start with a comprehensive exam to evaluate if you are a candidate for whitening. This is imperative to reduce/eliminate the risks involved with the whitening procedure.
A bright smile epitomizes the most powerful components of health, beauty, and wellness, including increased confidence and improved self-esteem that result from a beautiful smile. When you look your best, you feel your best...and your smile shares that feeling with the world! For a brighter, more radiant smile, look no further than our teeth whitening systems.
From our In-Office Whitening System option to our convenient custom whitening take-home trays, there's a high-performance whitening option for you.
We provide 3 whitening options to our patients:
- KöR Max Whitening System
- Custom Take-Home Whitening Trays
- Opalescence Go® Prefilled Whitening Trays
Pre-treatment tip: After an examination and cleaning have been completed, we recommend that our patients brush with Sensodyne toothpaste for one week prior to the whitening. This toothpaste will help to reduce sensitivity associated with our professional whitening system.
1. KöR MAX WHITENING SYSTEM
KöR Whitening is effective because KöR rejuvenates the youthful ability of your teeth to absorb oxygen. Oxygen from KöR Whitening gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving stain molecules.
The KöR procedure is comfortable and decades of scientific research and millions of whitening cases have proven KöR Whitening is entirely safe for teeth and gums. The result is a radiantly white, natural appearing smile that you will LOVE!
Although everyone is different, with the proper KöR Whitening System, nearly all teeth will have stunning results. KöR even whitens tetracycline-stained teeth significantly, which was previously thought to be impossible! With this system, we are able to customize your whitening treatment based on your individual needs.
What to Expect During Treatment
Today’s the day! Here’s what you can expect from your whitening procedure:
- After a quick polish, we start with the isolation of teeth and gums using lip/tongue retractors to keep the treatment area clear and the gingival barrier to help protect the gums and isolate your teeth.
- We then Apply Whitening Gel for 3 intervals of 20 minute sessions.
- Post-treatment, we’ll clean up the whitening products and remove any retractors.
Before you go, Dr. Kumar or another team member will review the Post-Whitening Guidelines with you; helping you to enjoy your results for as long as possible. Visit our forms page to download and fill out a whitening CONSENT FORM.
2. CUSTOM TAKE-HOME WHITENING TRAYS
Opalescence take-home whitening gel is delivered via custom-made trays, further tailoring the treatment to your smile. Opalescence take-home whitening gel allows you to get professional whitening results at your convenience in a safe, effective, and customized way! This tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), helping decrease sensitivity and is formulated to prevent dehydration and shade relapse.
A custom mouthpiece or “tray” is made by the dental office to fit your teeth. This tray fits over the patient’s teeth and holds the bleaching material against the teeth for a specified period of time. We advise the trays be worn 30 minutes per day for an average of 7 to 10 days but may differ for each patient. If the teeth become more sensitive to hot and cold, a “desensitizing” material may be used in the same tray on alternating days. Results are usually excellent with this method and the trays can be used to remove to remove future staining.
Visit our forms page to download and fill out a whitening CONSENT FORM.
Step by Step Instructions:
*If you experience any significant sensitivity, stop your treatment and reach out us with your questions & concerns!
3. Opalescence Go®
Opalescence Go take-home whitening system is recommended for patients looking for professional whitening to go or as an alternative to over-the-counter whitening products. With no impressions, models, or lab time required, Opalescence Go whitening trays are also a perfect follow-up to in-office whitening.
WHY Opalescence Go®
- Unique UltraFit™ tray material offers a remarkably comfortable fit and easily conforms to any patient’s smile
- Molar-to-molar coverage ensures the gel comes in contact with more posterior teeth
- Opalescence Go whitening gel is designed to maximize patient comfort
- Convenient prefilled trays can be worn right out of the package
- Optimal gel quantity allows easy cleanup after whitening
- 15% - wear 15–20 minutes for 5–10 days
- Opalescence Go tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride)
- Delicious Mint and Melon flavors