Whitening strips, whitening mouthwashes, whitening gels – you see them everywhere. They are available in drugstores, department stores, even the pharmaceutical section of your grocery store. But do they really work?
Over the counter treatments will give you a certain level of whitening. However, you will probably only see your teeth brightened by a shade or two with mouthwashes and gels. With strips, only the front of your teeth will be whitened, and, again, only by one or two shades. The results will be short-lived as well.
Professional Teeth Whitening
There is an alternative with many benefits. Professional teeth whitening treatments from your dentist can deliver whitening up to eight shades, and with proper oral hygiene, the results can last for years. Most patients are great candidates for teeth whitening treatment.
KöR® Teeth Whitening
Dr. Jack Fong can offer you different options for teeth whitening treatments, but he prefers the KöR method. This is because KöR goes much further than just having you sit in the dentist chair with a tray in your mouth containing a bleaching ingredient. With KöR, you wear your bleaching trays at home, overnight, while you are sleeping. Time is the crucial factor here; with many treatments, your teeth are simply dehydrated, the bleaching gel takes effect, and then once your teeth become rehydrated, the stains begin to reappear. The KöR gel penetrates deeply, so you’ll know that your stains and discoloration are gone for good.
Another advantage that KöR has over other methods is that it is customized to your mouth. Your dentist does not choose from a selection of trays that come closest to fitting your mouth. Instead, he takes impressions of your teeth, and then uses them to have a tray made especially for your mouth – one that is guaranteed to fit perfectly and never leak. Once the trays are created, you will use them once a month at home in order to get permanent teeth whitening.
No matter how badly discolored your teeth are, there is a KöR system that is right for you. For most people, KöR Home gets the job done. It is the least costly choice, and very effective. If your teeth are moderately discolored, you can benefit from KöR Max, which supplements your at-home treatments with one in-office appointment. And, for severely discolored teeth, there is KöR – Ultra-T, which combines at-home whitening with two office visits. This is the best option for people who have very hard to treat staining, perhaps due to using antibiotics. KöR Ultra-T is most effective.
If you would like to have a more brilliant smile, contact Dr. Jack Fong. You can reach him by phone at 806-353-8184, or request an appointment by filling out the form our contact page. We are located at 3131 Bell, Suite 207, Amarillo, TX 79106, and look forward to seeing you.