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Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, are you putting your best self forward? Whether you have an upcoming event, such as a wedding or class reunion, or you simply want the confidence of a more radiant smile, professional teeth whitening is a quick and effective way to get a whiter, brighter smile. No matter what the occasion is, a beautiful smile can make a great impact. At Innovative Dental in Philadelphia, PA we want to give you that extra boost of confidence, which is why we offer professional teeth whitening.
We understand that when it comes to teeth whitening, there is no shortage of options. Just a quick walk down the oral care aisle at any drug store will reveal dozens of products that promise to give you a noticeably whiter smile. While the convenience and price of these options can seem appealing, your dentist is your best resource for a whiter smile. With professional teeth whitening, you will be sure that you are receiving the most effective and safe methods of whitening. At our office, we use the KöR whitening system. If you are in the Philadelphia, PA area, call us today at (267) 463-2777 to learn more.
There are many factors that can contribute to teeth yellowing or staining. One of the most common is the natural aging process. As we get older, the enamel layer of our teeth becomes thinner, allowing more of the yellow dentin underneath to be visible. Another reason is the foods and beverages we consume. Dark colored beverages such as coffee, red wine, and tea can permanently stain the teeth. Foods that are acidic, certain fruits such as berries, and tomato sauce are also stain-causing over time. Lastly, certain lifestyle choices such as smoking, or tobacco use can yellow the teeth.
The KöR whitening system is one of the most remarkable solutions for bleaching teeth because it gives lasting results and has even proven to be effective on tetracycline stained teeth. Tetracycline is a type of antibiotic that can leave deep brown stains in the teeth. The basis of the KöR system is restoring oxygen in the teeth to lift away stains and discoloration.
KöR whitening can be done as an in-office or at-home treatment, or a combination of the two. The initial session is done in the office and after that you will be given a set of trays and whitening gel to use at home to keep teeth whitened.
Results from KöR are long lasting, especially for patients who continue with at-home maintenance whitening once a month. If you drink large amounts of coffee, tea, or red wine, try to brush your teeth immediately afterward and touch-up your whitening more frequently.
The KöR whitening system utilizes a proprietary gel that is kept refrigerated from the moment of manufacture. This is important because it helps eliminate deeply set stains. In addition, the whitening trays have a very precise fit that seals out saliva which is known to break down the active ingredients in the whitening agent.
KöR whitening can be used on nearly any patient over the age of 14. While teeth whitening works faster on younger patients, it can still be very effective in whitening the smiles of older adults.
It is possible to over-whiten teeth, which is why it’s important to work with a dentist to get natural looking results. When you come to our office for whitening treatment, we will help determine what shade your teeth should be following whitening treatment to give you a natural looking smile.
We’ll also give you instructions for applying the gel that you will take home.
Unfortunately, dental restorations such as crowns or veneers will not respond to KöR whitening gel. That means that if you have these restorations in a visible spot within the smile, you may need to replace them if receiving whitening treatment. During your consultation, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will get you the results that you desire.
To learn more about professional teeth whitening from Innovative Dental, call (267) 463-2777.
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