We offer three types of teeth whitening in our office – KöR Whitening, ZOOM! Whitening, and basic whitening take-home trays.
The KöR Whitening system is meant for people who need intrinsic cleaning or tetracycline cleaning. This means they need a process that does deep cleaning because they have much darker teeth than usual due to taking medicine when they were young, or drinking a greater volume of coffee. KöR is a longer procedure than the other procedures and includes multiple visits. It is the most intense of the procedures we offer and the results are really good; patients are very happy with their results.
ZOOM! Whitening is an in-office whitening procedure where the patient comes in to the dental office to get the whitening done. They do not want to do it at home either because they do not have the time or know they will not get around to wearing the trays for the prescribed amount of time. They also may have stains on their teeth that are tough to get off with at-home whitening procedures.
ZOOM! Whitening is done in one appointment. First, there is a consultation. Then we have patient back for the procedure, which involves about an hour and a half of chair time. The results are great and the procedure is very popular. You can see the results immediately and go home with the whitened teeth that you wanted. Some people prefer to come into the office because they can get someone else to do the procedure for you. Much like you would go to a salon to get your hair colored, some people prefer to go into the dentist's office to get their teeth whitened.
Basic whitening comes in the form of take-home whitening trays. This involves taking impressions of the patient's teeth and creating plastic trays for them to wear. A special whitening gel is then placed into the plastic tray, and the patient wears them for one to four hours over their teeth. This procedure is done by the patient at home, and the trays have to be worn for the specified time every day for several weeks. Most people see results right away, but would need to use the trays for a few weeks to get to the whiteness they desire.
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