Teeth Whitening

Most people will notice other people’s smiles when they first meet. However, those who have stained teeth may not like smiling because they are embarrassed by their teeth’s appearance. Fortunately, this problem is one that is easy to remedy with teeth whitening procedures from your dentist.

Types of Professional Whitening Systems

Most dentists offer one of two types of teeth whitening in their offices, either laser whitening or teeth whitening trays. Laser teeth whitening requires putting a peroxide paste on the teeth and then using a CO2 or argon laser to heat the patient’s teeth to activate the chemical process that whitens teeth.

Another way our dentists at KK Dental can whiten teeth is by using whitening trays that contain a peroxide solution. The solution releases its oxygen molecules that penetrate the enamel of your teeth to break up stains. The trays that our dentists use are customized to your teeth to fit correctly and comfortably.

Patients can take a whitening kit home if they use the whitening tray method, or one of our dentists at KK Dental can do it while you’re in their dental chair. This method takes about an hour, and you don’t have to make more than one dental appointment for it to whiten teeth for up to a year. With the laser method, patients will need two or three visits that spaced two to three weeks apart.

How to Maintain Whitened Teeth

To maintain the effects of professional teeth whitening treatments by one of our dentists near you, you should:

  • Brush twice a day
  • Floss once a day
  • Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash daily
  • Avoid drinking coffee and black tea
  • Avoid eating foods with dark sauces
  • Avoid acidic foods that can weaken teeth enamel

After eating or drinking dark-colored liquids, you can rinse your teeth with water to help remove food residue that can stain teeth. If you want to enjoy beautiful, bright teeth instead of hiding them due to stains, visit one of our dentists at KK Dental for a whitening treatment.

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