Do you have stained or yellow teeth? Get professional teeth whitening treatment in our Rosedale, MD dental office. There are several common causes of stained teeth, including consuming certain foods and beverages, tobacco use, and dental injuries. Berries, tomatoes, coffee, wine, and tea contain chromogens. Chromogens are pigments that can attach to teeth, discoloring them over time.
Tobacco products contain nicotine, which is a highly staining substance. Smoking or using products that contain nicotine can easily yellow the tooth enamel. In addition, even chipping or breaking a tooth can make the enamel appear yellow. This is due to the dentin beneath the enamel.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that helps brighten the appearance of the tooth enamel. Whitening treatment can take years off of the smile. As a result, it can encourage patients to care for their oral health to maintain their results.
KöR Teeth Whitening
KöR Teeth whitening is a state-of-the-art whitening treatment. We use a combination of take-home and in-office whitening treatments to brighten the tooth enamel. First, we take dental impressions in order to create custom-fit whitening trays for each KOR patient.
The trays are precisely made to seal each tooth. This keeps saliva out, which can deactivate hydrogen peroxide, the most active ingredient in the whitening gel.
For the first two weeks of KöR treatment, patients wear their whitening trays at home. After these two weeks, we provide a whitening treatment in-office. Then, we continue treatment over the next few months, alternating take-home and in-office care. Although this process may seem lengthy to many patients, you can receive professional yet natural-looking results with KöR.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Are you interested in learning more about whitening treatment? Read answers to commonly asked questions about this cosmetic treatment below:
How can I treat deep tooth stains?
Most patients with deeply stained teeth or intrinsic tooth stains may require different cosmetic treatments for their smiles. Intrinsic stains are stains caused by discoloration in the inner layer of the tooth. Dentin is the dark underlayer beneath the enamel. If is it exposed due to tooth wear or a dental injury, it makes the enamel appear discolored.
Porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and tooth crowns are cosmetic and restorative treatments that cover intrinsic stains. Veneers cover the front of the enamel, dental bonding is sculpted onto each tooth, and crowns fully cover the teeth. Additionally, patients who have sustained a dental injury that has caused discoloration can address multiple imperfections at once.
How do store-bought whitening treatments compare to KöR?
Over-the-counter whitening gels, toothpaste, and strips are usually ineffective for discolored teeth. Most of the time, they do not make any difference in the appearance of the tooth enamel. Alternatively, some store-bought treatments contribute to tooth and gum sensitivity.
KöR teeth whitening treatment creates long-lasting results. Throughout the treatment process, our team ensures that patients who have sensitive teeth can receive comfortable and pain-free treatment.
What should I expect after teeth whitening?
The gums will initially appear discolored and may sting for a couple of hours, however, they should finish healing on the first or second day. Accidental gum exposure to whitening gel can be significantly reduced or even avoided by receiving teeth whitening treatment from a skilled cosmetic dentist in our office.
How long does it take to see results from KöR whitening?
The KÖR teeth whitening treatment is a lengthy process that provides lasting effects. Usually, a few weeks following the operation, you’ll start to see results. With KÖR the outcome of whitening may last for up to three years following the treatment. This is much longer than traditional or at-home teeth whitening kits.
Are you looking for an effective teeth whitening treatment? Feel free to contact the team at Rosedale Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at (410) 376-8548. You may also request a dental appointment with our dentists on our website.