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Options for Teeth Whitening


What You Can Do For Whiter Teeth

There are a lot of teeth whitening options on the market today as more and more people wish to get whiter smiles as part of their health and beauty treatments. A bright and white smile is more than ever available to everyone who wishes to improve their look and get rid of years of discoloration and stains caused by smoking, drinking coffee or just natural aging.

There are many teeth whitening options available to you depending mainly on how complex your discoloration is and the speed of treatment desired. With both professional dentist proceures and at home kits, there are many choices. As you would expect, at home procedures will be less expensive than office treatments, but you should also expect them to take longer and results in a less dramatic change. Let's look at these teeth shitening options in more details.


For minimal discoloration

  • Teeth whitening toothpaste
  • Teeth whitening mouthwash, floss etc.

For a little discoloration

  • Teeth whitening strips
  • Make at home tray whitening its

For moderate discoloration

  • Custom tray whitening
  • Fast- Zoom! whitening

For most difficult stains

  • KöR® Deep Bleaching

KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™

 KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™ is the most effective whitening system in the world today. KöR Whitening is the only system recognized to significantly whiten even difficult tetracycline stained teeth within a short time. Just imagine the results with your average whitening patients. 

KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ Trays seal both saliva and sulcular fluid out of the whitening trays. Deep Bleaching Trays in combination with KöR® Whitening gels provide a full 6+ HOURS of whitening activity compared to the typical 25-35 minutes. Some activity has even been shown out to 10 hours.


Teeth affected by staining agents such as wine, coffee, tobacco, and soda can be significantly whitened with Zoom!® teeth whitening treatments. This fast, convenient procedure can also make your teeth resistant to future discoloration with results that are known to be long-lasting. The procedure involves coating the teeth with the Zoom!® teeth whitening gel, then applying a special low-heat light to the gel. The light breaks down hydrogen peroxide, allowing oxygen to bleach the dentin and the teeth enamel. The procedure typically lasts about one hour, and once it’s complete, you should see the results immediately.

Custom Trays and Professional Strength bleaching Gels

Custom teeth whitening trays work better than the over-the-counter trays because of the fit. Whitening is a function of the strength of the gel and the time in contact with the teeth. Since the custom whitening trays are made from a mold of your teeth the fit is far superior to other trays. Your saliva deactivates the whitening gel making the ability of the trays to keep saliva out of upmost importance. Also, the concentration of the professionally made kits is much greater than that available over-the-counter.

Teeth Whitening Strips

Teeth whitening strips use peroxide gel similar to trays but are placed directly on the individual surface ot the teeth you wish to whiten. The concentration of the gel is lower and the ability to adapt the strips to the teeth is critical. Not a good choice if you don't have very straight teeth.

Teeth Whitening Mouthwashes, floss etc.

With the recent popularity of teeth whitening, don't be surprised to find all sorts of new products launched on the market regularly. Some of the most recent ones include whitening mouthwash, chewing gum and dental floss. Obviously, be careful of new products as their effectiveness is usually not yet proven.

Teeth Whitening Toothpastes

Teeth whitening toothpastes have mild abrasive ingredients that help remove stains from the surface of your teeth. Some will also include more effective chemicals and polishing agents to increase the effective new of the product. Not incredibly effective, probably effective only if your teeth need to be brightened only slightly or in order to help maintain your teeth after a treatment has already been done.

Give us a call and we will help you find the treatment that is right for you.

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