Everyone wants a brilliant smile, and one of the best ways to achieve it is through teeth whitening. Teeth are not naturally brilliant white – in fact, most of the time, natural teeth are greyish-yellowish to varying degrees. Depending on one’s complexion, teeth may appear whiter than they actually are. Of course, over time, even the whitest-appearing teeth can darken because of staining due to consuming certain types of food or beverages, or from the use of tobacco.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive procedure that works on the enamel. Discolored teeth can be a source of embarrassment, and whitening can alleviate the problem somewhat or significantly, depending on the method that is employed.
If you’ve been reluctant to smile because your teeth are discolored or dull-looking, then whitening may be the solution. Whitening is not essential to your oral health, but it can certainly deliver a boost to your self-confidence.
There are a number of options available for people who are considering whitening. The most common are surface whiteners. You’ll find these products in drugstores and department stores, and online. They purport to whiten your teeth by several shades, but the reality is that the effects don’t last long, and the treatment has to be performed over and over.
These surface whiteners use abrasives (usually just a bit more than you might expect to find in your regular toothpaste) to remove stains. They are safe, and they are unlikely to cause your tooth enamel to wear, but their effectiveness is limited.
Your dentist can offer whitening solutions that deliver better, longer-lasting results, and that are very cost-effective.
Bleaching products can actually alter the color of the teeth. They’re peroxide-based, and should be administered by a dentist in order to ensure the desired result. This is especially important if you have fillings, crowns, root canal treatments, or very dark staining on your anterior teeth. Under controlled conditions, bleaching is very safe and effective.
The KöR® System
At Tribeca Smiles, we use the KöR whitening system to restore your smile. It is highly effective on living teeth that have become discolored due to coffee, tea, sodas, tobacco or other compounds that can cause staining.
The KöR system is an intensive process that will consist of three applications per visit. A state-of-the-art whitening laser is used to deliver superior results. The procedure is painless, and you’ll see significant improvement in just your first visit. How many visits you will require will depend on the degree of discoloration and the level of whitening desired. Each visit will require about 90 minutes of your time.
With the KöR system, you also have the option of taking home whitening trays so that in between treatments, you can brighten your smile from the comfort and convenience of your home.
At Tribeca Smiles, we’d be pleased to meet with you and show you how the KöR whitening system can give you the brilliant smile you’ve always wanted. Why not contact us today to arrange a consultation?