Teeth Whitening – Westhampton, NY
Brighten Your Pearly Whites with KöR
Over the years, your teeth have been exposed to a lot of different foods and drinks that leave deep-set stains. Coffee, tea, wine, tomato sauce have all left their mark, and maybe even some medications, like tetracycline, have made your teeth appear dull or discolored. Wouldn’t you love to turn back time and get that youthful, white smile again? With KöR whitening solution, you can! At Beach Dental, we use this special formula and method to help you achieve the dramatic results you’re looking for.
How does KöR whitening work?
Generally, all peroxide whitening solutions end with hydrogen peroxide, which breaks down to water, oxygen, and radicals and byproducts that bleach your teeth. The trick is to keep the whitening gel fully potent. That’s why KöR whitening gel is shipped to us on dry ice, stored in our refrigerator until it is given to you and we even give it to you on ice if needed. KöR’s whitening gel is also chemically influenced to produce more evaporation and kept on your teeth for longer periods of time so that the gel can penetrate deeper into the tooth’s structure.
Most other whitening gels begin to lose effectiveness after 25 to 35 minutes because your saliva can contaminate the solution, but KöR whitening trays isolate your teeth from your saliva, keeping the gel active for much longer and giving you predictable, noticeable whiteness of up to ten shades.
What is KöR treatment like?
Studies have shown the combination of take home whitening plus in-office whitening give the best results. Here’s what you can expect from each step.
To start off we’ll take impressions of your teeth so that your custom whitening trays can be fabricated. These ensure that the surfaces of your teeth are evenly coated with the whitening gel. When the trays are ready, you’ll follow this process:
- Thoroughly clean your teeth through brushing and flossing to remove debris.
- Apply the concentrated solution to the trays.
- Wear them according to our instructions.
- Repeat these steps for two weeks.
Following this step you’ll have an appointment for in-office whitening.
Then, you’ll return to our office, where we will take the solution out of refrigeration, apply it into the trays, and place them on your teeth. Without the use of a light or laser, the gel activates and improves your teeth’s brightness in a relatively short period of time. With this step we are able to pick a white tooth shade that compliments your skin tone, looks natural and “lock it in”.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Before you decide to move forward with whitening treatment, you may have some questions about it. We invite you to ask us during your consultation, but if you need some extra reassurance beforehand, here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions we get from patients. When you’re ready to talk about your whitening options, give us a call! You can also check out KoR’s FAQ page, which addresses many of our patients’ concerns.
Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?
Not with KoR Whitening! While other treatments address tooth sensitivity afterward, KoR Whitening prevents it entirely. This unique solution and method utilize “desensitizers” that plug up the tubules that lead to the tooth’s pulp or central nerve. As a result, the pulp never gets irritated, which means you shouldn’t feel any sensitivity at all! To keep you comfortable and free of discomfort, we’ll provide the desensitizer both here in our office and for you to apply at home.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
It’s difficult to pinpoint a specific amount for everyone because we don’t do cookie-cutter treatment. Although the whitening strips you find at the store cost less, they are significantly weaker than what you’ll find here at Beach Dental. We utilize custom trays that evenly distribute the whitening solution. This ensures more consistent results. When you meet with us for your consultation, we can review your needs and give you a clear idea of the cost associated with your specific case.
Does Teeth Whitening Work on Crowns or Veneers?
Unfortunately, KoR (or any other whitener) does not work on restorations like crowns or veneers. If you are planning on revitalizing your smile, you don’t want to get your restorations and then try to brighten your teeth. Before you start any whitening treatment, you should talk to us. We can create a completely personalized treatment plan for your unique smile and time your dental procedures so that your smile looks uniform and perfectly matched in the end.
How Can I Make My Whitening Results Last?
Like many other dental procedures, teeth whitening won’t last forever, but there are ways you can make your white teeth stay that way for as long as possible. In addition to continuing a healthy oral routine at home (i.e., brushing and flossing every day), regular visits to our office for professional cleanings can make sure your smile shines on! Especially for a couple of weeks the procedure, you may want to stay away from darkly pigmented foods and drinks. These include red wine, coffee, chocolate, and tomato sauce.
How do I get started?
Whether you opt for in-office or take-home KöR whitening treatment, the first step is the same: you need to have a consultation with one of our dentists! They can help determine which method is right for you and get you on the path toward a more beautifully white smile. So what are you waiting for? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!