Can I Whiten My Teeth?

February 7, 2018

Can I Whiten My Teeth?

As a dental office, we hear this question all the time.  People want to look their best, be attractive to others, and make a great impression, -and having a brighter smile is an easy way to achieve this goal. There are a few ways to gain this coveted level, and we are going to talk about the easiest one: our in-office and at home teeth whitening service!

Our office works in conjunction with KöR Whitening. There are 4 programs within KöR to choose from, and we will evaluate your case and suggest the best course of action for you.  From typical teeth whitening needs to the more involved, very dark or genetically stained teeth, we have a program to help you be proud of your smile.  

There are some variables that need to be known before we can offer these services, so an initial examination of your mouth, teeth, and gums will let us know how to treat you best. If you have colored fillings, crowns, or dental veneers on your front teeth, these will not change at all because they are man-made materials, and KöR only works on natural enamel.   KöR can be used along with new fillings or crowns/veneers to help you achieve your best result and give you the smile you desire.

Another oral concern that could affect your outcome is periodontal disease.  This is a condition that, if not treated, could cause sensitivity of the gum tissue and potentially your teeth.  The initial examination will let us know if this is a factor or not. You may need periodontal treatment before beginning your teeth whitening program.

Another part of the examination will reveal any plaque or calculus (tartar) that is on your teeth.  We will ask when your last professional cleaning was, because recently cleaned teeth will display a better long term result.  The reason a cleaning is vital is because the whitening gel will not be able to penetrate through the plaque and tartar build up to whiten that part of your tooth, as well as the part that isn’t covered with these bio-films.  An even result is achieved on clean, smooth teeth.

Now, for the REAL goodies here!  Mention this blog post when you call, and the team at Shades Creek Dental will sign you up for our Whitening-for-Life program for approximately the cost of one (1) box of Crest White strips ($50).  

This program includes custom-trays and at-home teeth whitening gel.  You will receive more gel at each of your regular cleaning appointments for as long as you stay active in our hygiene program - which we hope is for life!  More on KöR  can be found on their website  KöR offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

We know there are many over-the-counter whitening pastes and products that promise results and are relatively inexpensive, but there is no guarantee that you'll be left with whiter teeth.  Most people receive limited to zero results, extremely sensitive teeth, and a sense of failure because nothing seems to work. Give us a call and we can help you find your smile, and will guarantee it with a promise from KöR Whitening!

If you are unhappy with your smile and teeth whitening has been ineffective in reaching your desired outcome, mention this blog and receive a complimentary smile design consultation.

Thanks for reading,

Ron Alyn MacBeth

P.S. Click here to learn more about our other cosmetic dentistry services like veneers, Invisalign, and our Smile Makeovers!