There are many ways to whiten your teeth, including toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, rinses, strips, and trays. However, to get the best and fastest results, make an appointment with us to discuss different whitening options and determine what method is best for you.
Over the Counter Strips
Many companies make over the counter strips and other delivery methods that you can buy at the drug store. These are a one-size fits all strip that may work if you have mild tooth discoloration stain. At our office, we have Crest Whitestrips Supreme available, which have a higher strength formula than can be purchased at the store. If we decide to start your whitening with this product and you are not satisfied with the results that you obtain from the generic strips, we can advance to a custom tray tooth whitening system and we will credit the cost of the over the counter strips you purchased from us. What a great deal, you can’t loose!
Traditional Tray-Based Tooth Whiteners
Tray-based tooth whiteners use custom made trays that are made at our office to specifically fit your teeth. The trays are filled with a whitening solution, which contains a peroxide-bleaching agent. The trays are usually worn for a couple of hours a day or every night for up to four weeks. Treatment length depends on the degree of discoloration of the teeth and the desired level of whitening. The whitening procedure can be done at home and requires no additional appointments or procedures.
For darker discoloration and teeth with childhood antibiotic staining from tetracycline, KoR whitening offers a more aggressive whitening system for improved results on teeth that have failed to lighten with other whitening systems in the past. For more information, speak with us at your next appointment or set up a consultation.