Teeth Whitening Treatments for a Brighter Smile
Our dentist at Penfield Dental Care in Penfield, NY provides several different types of teeth whitening procedures. Please review the teeth whitening procedures our office offers below:
KöR Whitening System
The KöR whitening system comes in the form of a teeth whitening kit, that is applied on the teeth in the same manner as a custom whitening tray, with the difference being that it is usually left overnight.
The KöR whitening system kit, which contains the tray, whitening gel and a teeth desensitizer, is used to bleach the teeth deeply, removing stains and brightening your smile. Since it is a teeth whitening kit, it can be applied at home, with just a few simple steps.
How to Use the KöR Whitening System
Following are the steps to using the KöR whitening system at home:
The system is applied before going to sleep, and is used after your nightly oral cleansing routine. For this, simply brush your teeth as you would every night, and rinse your mouth thoroughly, removing any residue.
After the teeth are clean, apply the desensitizer. This will cause the teeth and the gums to go numb, so that you will not experience any discomfort from the gel. The desensitizer is only applied for two nights and does not need to be applied afterwards.
Then, take the trays that are the main aspect of the teeth whitening kit, and apply a small dollop of the gel in an even motion. Once the gel is applied, fix the tray on to the teeth and run a finger across the edges of the tray to make sure it is a tight fit.
In the morning, simply remove the tray, and use Q-tip or clean cloth to remove the gel residue, and then finally rinse the tray under room temperature water.
Zoom! In-Office Whitening
Over the years, we have seen more teeth whitening options come forward. Some have been more effective than others, yet one that has been a favorite for many due to its outstanding results is the zoom whitening teeth whitening treatment. Zoom whitening is safe and provides amazing results, providing you with teeth up to eight shades lighter in as little as one session.
How the Zoom! In-Office Whitening System Works
First, the dentist performs a comprehensive exam, which is meant to highlight any dental problems which need to be addressed before getting a whitening treatment done. This ensures that the Zoom whitening procedure works as effectively as possible and prevents any future damage to the teeth. If no such conditions are found, then our dentist performs a teeth cleaning procedure, which primes the teeth for the application of the whitening gel.
Our dentist then applies mouth spacers to prevent the cheeks or lips from coming into contact with the teeth. This is necessary to protect the softer tissue from the whitening agent in order to prevent any irritation.
Then, the teeth whitening gel is applied to the teeth. This gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that serves as the active ingredient that whitens the teeth.
After the gel has been applied, our dentist focuses a bright ultraviolet light on the teeth. This light acts as a catalyst and causes oxygen to be produced through a chemical reaction within the gel. This oxygen permeates the upper layer of the teeth, and bleaches them from within. The upper layer of the teeth is also bleached in this way. The oxygen works to remove the stains both on top and within the enamel.
Afterwards, our dentist cleans away the zoom whitening gel and the procedure concludes.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.
These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs.
To schedule an appointment with our dentist, call us at 585-586-2787 today! Our team at Penfield Dental Care in Penfield, NY is here to answer any question you may have!