What is the Best Way to Whiten Teeth?

What is the Best Way to Whiten Teeth?

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Do you worry about yellowing or stains on your teeth?

Teeth whitening is a relatively quick and inexpensive procedure for improving your smile. It's also one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments at Belmont Family Dentistry.

Teeth may get discolored due to coffee, tea, red wine, specific medicines, or simple aging. The good news is that options are available to help you regain your old smile and show it off proudly.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Peroxide is used in every type of at-home teeth whitening product. The concentration of peroxide in over-the-counter and professional teeth whitening kits makes the difference in their effectiveness.

Over-the-counter kits, available without a prescription, include a low peroxide concentration with extra components to protect your gums and other soft tissues in your mouth. These low concentrations aren't powerful enough to remove stubborn stains from your teeth, such as those caused by coffee or smoking. Professional kits, which may be obtained from your dentist, use a higher concentration of peroxide for superior, faster results. 

When you take advantage of dentist-supervised at-home whitening solutions, you can be confident that the custom trays will fit your mouth precisely. These trays effectively keep the whitening solution in position on the surfaces of your teeth for excellent results. Over-the-counter trays aren't specifically tailored for you, so they may irritate your gums and provide less-than-ideal results. 

Light-Activated In-Office Teeth Whitening

Light-activated whitening is a popular option for individuals who wish to whiten their teeth in a single visit. In-office teeth whitening can usually brighten teeth that have become discolored due to aging, coffee, tea, red wine, or smoking within an hour.

Your dentist professional will begin by putting a protective barrier on gums, lips, and soft tissues. A gel containing hydrogen peroxide is brushed onto your teeth. A specially designed light activates the gel, which helps remove stains and discolorations. The duration of treatment depends on your desired results. 

Light-activated teeth whitening can significantly lighten your teeth in under an hour. However, some patients find the activation light hot and uncomfortable. 

KöR Teeth Whitening for the Most Stubborn Stains

The KöR Whitening Deep BleachingTM System is a cutting-edge tooth whitening technique that can help you achieve the white smile you've always wanted without using hot, uncomfortable lights to activate the product.

The KöR whitening technique is highly effective since it takes on the three leading causes of tooth discoloration:

  • Surface stains: These are stains on the tooth's surface that may usually be eliminated using professional or over-the-counter teeth whitening procedures.
  • Internal discoloration: This form of staining occurs beneath the tooth's surface and is typically due to trauma or overuse of fluoridated water or products in childhood. 
  • Tetracycline staining: Tetracaine is an antibiotic that was widely used until 1975. It stained developing teeth if given during pregnancy or while nursing.

Results are dramatic and long-lasting. In fact, your results can be maintained permanently if you follow easy post-treatment instructions (avoiding smoking and consuming/drinking stain-causing products).

If you have extremely sensitive teeth or periodontal disease, the treatment may not be appropriate for you. Your dentist can tell you whether KöR Teeth Whitening is suitable for you.

Want a Whiter, Brighter Smile? 

If your smile needs a boost, you may be interested in teeth whitening. At Belmont Family Dentistry, we offer highly effective teeth whitening options to address your treatment preferences and goals.  

When you are ready to learn more or get started, contact our office at 617-484-1760. Or request an appointment online.