Kor Teeth Whitening
Almost everyone’s teeth will become yellower as they age.
That doesn’t mean you have to accept it.
Our Sugar Land dental office offers Kor Teeth Whitening to bring back the bright smile you used to enjoy. Professional teeth whitening is a simple procedure that can give you remarkable results. You are able to whiten your teeth in the convenience of your home, on your schedule, using customized trays created just for you and professional-strength whitening gel for faster, more even results.
Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?
Teeth can become yellow or discolored for a variety of reasons. Maybe you used to smoke. Perhaps you really enjoy your morning (and afternoon) cup of coffee or an evening glass of red wine. Even antibiotics like tetracycline can discolor your teeth.
For many people, yellowing teeth are simply part of the aging process. Studies have shown that yellow teeth appear to have a genetic component. If your parents’ teeth got yellow as they aged, yours are likely to as well. This happens because as you age, the enamel on your teeth becomes more worn down, allowing the dentin of your tooth to shine through (which has a yellowish tint to it).
How Does Kor Teeth Whitening Work?
The process begins when you call our office for an examination and consultation with Dr. Grizzle to discuss teeth whitening. Dr. Grizzle will examine your teeth and gums, talk about the culprits that may have caused your staining, and discuss whether teeth whitening is appropriate for you. The teeth bleaching process cannot remove some types of staining or discoloration, and if that is the case, Dr. Grizzle can recommend other cosmetic options to improve the appearance of your smile.
If Dr. Grizzle agrees that teeth whitening is a good solution, we will start by taking impressions to create your customized trays. The customized trays are important to the process not only because they make sure that the whitening gel comes into contact with all the surfaces of your teeth evenly but also because it helps to keep the gel off of soft tissues that could be irritated if they come into contact with it. Plus, the trays are simply more comfortable to wear!
When your trays are ready, we’ll show you how to use the product, then send you home with your trays, instructions, and a supply of gel. For the next two weeks, you will wear the trays and gel on your teeth while you sleep. After your treatment is complete, you then return to our office where we check your results and discuss your maintenance options.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. “Over-the-Counter” Whitening Products
Many companies have started to mass-produce “teeth whitening” kits using trays or strips, claiming that they work as well as professional kits. While this might be true in the lab, in the real world, you simply won’t get the same results.
The product is not as strong, so you have to wear it for a much longer period of time, and it’s not customized especially for you, which can lead to uneven results or irritation on the sensitive tissues in your mouth.
If you are ready to look your best with an attractive, sparkling smile, please call our office today to find out more about professional teeth whitening using Kor Whitening. You’ll be thrilled with the results!