Did you know that the majority of Americans believe that an attractive smile is key to success? Those with straighter, whiter, healthier looking smiles are often perceived as more personable, approachable, and prosperous. Discolored or stained teeth can make even the healthiest smile appear jagged and lackluster. Fortunately, our team at Taylor Wagner Family Dentistry offers KöR® whitening, which can brighten natural teeth dramatically in a single office visit.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
There are several reasons why teeth may become discolored, yellowed, or stained. We will explore the two primary types of tooth discoloration in the sections below.
This type of dental discoloration is the most common. Caused by dark-colored foods and beverages, extrinsic stains affect the outermost layers of the teeth. Over time, consistent consumption of these items can lead to staining:
- Red wine
- Soy sauce
- Tomato sauce
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Intrinsic discoloration affects the inner tooth layers. Oftentimes, these stains are caused by trauma, health conditions, and even certain medications, such as tetracycline. Traditionally, intrinsic stains could not be corrected with bleaching; they required dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or other cosmetic treatments. However, KöR whitening systems are the first of their kind that can reduce or altogether eliminate intrinsic stains.
KöR In-Office Whitening Treatments
Our in-office whitening treatment can be completed in about one hour, delivering dramatic results. To begin the process, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and dried. A barrier is placed to protect the gums, and the bleaching gel is carefully applied to the teeth. The gel is left on the teeth for a prescribed amount of time – usually about 15 minutes. Next, the gel is rinsed off and reapplied. This process is repeated about three to four times until the desired results are achieved.
KöR At-Home Whitening Treatments
Depending on your needs, we may recommend KöR at-home bleaching treatments. The same dramatic results can be achieved; it typically just takes a little longer. Most patients can attain the desired outcome in a couple of weeks.
Before you can begin bleaching at home, we will need to make a set of custom bleaching trays for you. To do this, we will take impressions of your teeth. Once your trays are complete, we will send you home with them as well as a tube of concentrated bleaching gel.
To whiten your smile at home, simply dispense a small amount of bleaching gel into the trays and place them over your teeth. Leave them in for the recommended amount of time. You will do this every day until the desired results are achieved.
Why it Works
Unlike traditional whitening systems, KöR stays continuously refrigerated until it is ready to be used. With high-potency bleaching gels and a scientifically-proven application process, KöR can deliver truly remarkable results. Because of its specially designed desensitizing formula, KöR helps reduce dental sensitivity following treatment.
Maintaining Your Results
Once you’ve attained a whiter, brighter, more attractive smile, it’s important to preserve your results. To do this, be sure you attend all routine dental cleanings and examinations. Secondly, practice good oral hygiene every day. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss daily. You may even wish to consider touch-up whitening applications to keep your smile looking its best.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
To find out if you are eligible for KöR whitening, schedule an appointment at Taylor-Wagner Family Dentistry. Call our office at (870) 972-6985 or contact us online anytime.
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