Teeth stains are inevitable due to our consumption of a
variety of foods and drinks (soda, spicy food, coffee, etc.). However, advanced
teeth whitening technology has enabled Dr. Head to whiten teeth without adversely affecting the
Almost all whitening methods are similar in concept, but some are much more
effective because of the way the whitening material is delivered to the teeth.
Another contributing factor is the concentration of the material, which is why
less potent over-the-counter whitening systems usually donít give patients the
results they are hoping for.
The two main methods of professional whitening are tray whitening and
in-office whitening. In tray whitening, an impression is taken and a custom tray
is made for the patient. Then, a supply of whitening gel is given to the patient
and he/she wears the tray for change to a specified amount of time each day (techniques differ) for a
period of time until an acceptable result is achieved. Sensitivity of the teeth
is a normal side-effect of this whitening method and is almost always
On the other hand, in-office whitening is the most efficient means of
whitening. There are a number of different types used, but the process is very similar for these methods; you
can have your teeth whitened in one session and achieve significant results.
Your dentist can give you more detailed information and help you decide which
method is more suitable for you and your teeth.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening and
cosmetic dentistry, give us a call
Have you heard about the KOR Whitening System? It is an in office whitening treatment that consists of two total visits to our office which are each 90 minutes long. This is a more intense whitening treatment than our regular in house bleaching. Look at the before and after! If you would like more information about KOR Whitening System, you can call our office or visit the link here. Call to schedule an appointment today!
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