Patients have various options to achieve a brighter smile, but choosing the suitable method from the many available products and techniques can be confusing. If you are thinking about starting a teeth-whitening routine, it would be best to consult with your doctor first. They can explain the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening options. You can schedule an appointment with them to determine which option would be the most suitable for you.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you’re looking to whiten your teeth professionally, you can opt for an “in-office whitening” treatment at a dental clinic. During your appointment, a teeth whitening gel will be applied, and it typically takes 90 minutes. You’ll be able to see the results immediately.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Tray bleaching is a professional teeth whitening technique that requires custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The gel is put on the trays, designed to fit your teeth perfectly. The peroxide in the gel breaks down and releases hydroxy radicals, which whiten stained teeth. Unlike whitening strips, this process whitens your natural teeth and provides maximum comfort. The at-home tray whitening process usually takes 10 to 14 days, but you may see noticeable results in as little as three to five days.
Paint-On Teeth Whiteners
You can find many teeth whitening options that don’t require a prescription, and one popular choice is the “paint-on” teeth whitener. These products are over-the-counter, cost less, and are less potent than professional or strip-based alternatives. The paint-on whitener is a gel applied to the teeth and turns into a film that dissolves in the mouth.
Teeth-whitening strips are made of thin and flexible polyethylene plastic with a thin layer of hydrogen peroxide on one side. These strips come in a kit that includes two sets, one for the upper teeth and one for the lower teeth. To apply the whitening agent, you simply place the strips on your teeth and gently press them to ensure full coverage. It is recommended to wear the strips for 30 minutes twice a day. The length of the treatment may vary.
Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash
If you’re looking for cost-effective teeth whitening solutions, whitening toothpaste, and mouthwash are your best bet. These products are formulated with mild abrasives that can eliminate surface stains and have a whitening effect. However, it’s worth noting that they provide different results than professional whitening treatments when it comes to lightening the color of your teeth. They can only mildly whiten them and only affect surface stains. If you want to explore more teeth whitening options, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.
The Kor Whitening Process
Everyone deserves a bright, white smile, no matter their age. With Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching System, you can achieve a beautiful smile in just two weeks, with long-lasting results. Over time, food stains can penetrate deeply into your teeth’s enamel, but Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching System can effectively remove these stubborn stains and restore your teeth’s natural whiteness. By rejuvenating your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, the Kor whitening gel dissolves stains at the molecular level, leaving you with a stunning smile. Experience the benefits of Kor Whitening for yourself!
- The Kor Whitening system is the only known solution worldwide for whitening teeth stained by tetracycline and considered impossible to whiten before.
- By performing simple periodic maintenance at home, you can keep your teeth white even if you drink red wine, tea, or coffee.
- It is common for patients to feel little to no tooth sensitivity while undergoing teeth whitening. Teeth whitening has been clinically proven to be entirely safe for teeth and gums, so there is no need to worry about harming your smile.
When you come to our office, we will use a mold of your teeth to make Kor Whitening Trays that are thin, form-fitting, and very comfortable. All you need to do is wear these trays containing Kor’s patented bleaching gel while you sleep so they don’t disrupt your daily routine. After a final whitening session in our office, your treatment will be finished, and your smile will be the perfect shade of white that suits you.