Teeth whitening is one of the most economical ways to makeover your smile for a confidence boost or that special occasion in your near future. While a teeth whitening treatment alone will not guarantee lasting oral health, the bright white smile you see in the mirror can often be the inspiration that you need to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine.
A single quick and painless teeth whitening treatment can take years off of your appearance. Dr. Doyle Freano offers both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening in Lexington, KY at Complete Dentistry For All Ages.
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services we provide. If you are looking for the quickest and easiest way to get your teeth whiter, then a professional teeth whitening treatment is often your best option. Dental offices have access to a variety of powerful and highly effective bleaching products that can get your teeth whiter in just one quick visit. Teeth whitening kits from over-the-counter retailers are usually less expensive but may take longer to work and may not be as effective as a professional treatment.
Another benefit of teeth whitening at the dentist is that we can evaluate your tooth stains and make the most appropriate treatment recommendation for you aesthetic goals. Gradual staining can be due to aging and lifestyle choices, medical conditions, or intrinsic stains resulting from genetic conditions, medications, or illness. Common causes of tooth stains include:
- Consuming coffee and tea daily
- Drinking soda or red wine often
- Tobacco use and frequent smoking
- Certain medications that affect tooth enamel such as tetracycline
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Dramatic Results With KöR Teeth Whitening
KöR Teeth Whitening treatment typically begins with a dental cleaning. We want a healthy oral foundation before using the bleaching agents to whiten your teeth. KöR is currently the only teeth whitening treatment that can effectively treat intrinsic tooth stains. The unique refrigeration process used with the KöR gel delivers exceptional results without lasers or lights placed over the mouth.
The KöR system has a take home component and may require an in-office treatment to complete the process. Dr. Chambers will meet with you, evaluate your teeth and make a treatment recommendation for the best possible outcome.
The first step is to schedule a visit for taking dental impressions. These are used to create your custom-fit bleaching trays that will be used for the whitening treatment. Once these are ready, we will go over the treatment plan, how to use the trays at home, and when to return for an office visit. KöR provides the opportunity to maintain your new white smile over time using your custom trays.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Do you want to know more about your teeth whitening options? Read answers to common questions about whitening treatment here.
How does professional teeth bleaching compare to over-the-counter options?
There are many over-the-counter options for teeth whitening including whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice. We offer teeth whitening systems with custom-fit trays to ensure even whitening of the teeth.
In addition, KöR products are designed to reduce tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening.
Can I whiten dental crowns or dentures?
No. Unfortunately, a dentist cannot whiten dental restorations such as dental crowns, dentures, and porcelain veneers using traditional teeth whitening treatments. Dental restorations consist of materials that whitening gels or dental lasers can not affect.
Will bleaching cause tooth sensitivity?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. KöR whitening uses an advanced bleaching gel matrix that has proven to minimize sensitivity with most patients experiencing no effects from its use. KöR consists of the highest-quality ingredients, providing dramatic results in a safe, comfortable process.
How long does whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect teeth whitening to last up to a year or more. The ongoing use of the KöR touchup system at home can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.
Will teeth whitening fix intrinsic tooth stains?
There are a few different ways to get a whiter smile, and teeth whitening is just one of them. While KöR teeth whitening can help you remove intrinsic and extrinsic stains from your teeth, it may not be the best solution for certain cases. We offer cosmetic procedures such as tooth bonding and veneers that will give you a whiter smile with permanent results.
Brighten Your Smile in Lexington Today
Do you want to whiten your teeth professionally in Lexington, KY? Call Complete Dentistry For All Ages at 859-251-3809 or request a dental consultation on our website.
*Results may vary