Teeth whitening is an easy, non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that can lighten your natural teeth and improve the beauty of your smile.
Having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic treatment of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. Most over the counter methods will give minimal results over a short period of time. However, a professional teeth whitening session in our dental office is the single most effective way to whiten teeth.
At Partners In Dental Health, we offer the KOR Whitening Process to patients wishing to brighten their teeth and take years off of their appearance. The process is safe and comfortable and the results will be long-lasting, provided you take good care of your teeth.
Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to consider how the presence of any old fillings, crowns, etc. will affect the results of your whitening treatment. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Reasons for teeth whitening:
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)
- Yellow teeth due to age or normal wear of outer tooth layer
- Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.)
- Stains from coffee, tea, red wine, or smoking
What does teeth whitening involve?
Every persons mouth and teeth are a little different and the whitening process can vary in as little as one hour in office treatment to multiple visits and nights of at home use. However, we highly recommend getting a dental cleaning before your teeth whitening. This is necessary to remove plaque and calculus that cover the teeth and would prevent teeth whitening from working.
The in office whitening process is easy. We apply a protective material to your gums so that the whitening gel will not irritate them. Next, the whitening gel will be applied to your teeth multiple times. This part of the treatment takes 60 to 70 minutes.
After your treatment, you will be given tips about how to keep your smile bright for as long as possible. We will schedule recurring cleaning treatments to make sure your teeth are always white.