Though there are still a few weeks left before the official start of spring, it isn’t too early to start thinking about making changes.
Typically, people make New Year’s resolutions to make a change, but spring is also associated with fresh and new beginnings with the warmer, mild weather and the blooming flowers.
Let your smile reflect the beauty or spring by whitening the dull and stained teeth you’ve gotten over the dreary winter months.
If you’ve always wanted a brighter, healthier smile, springtime is the perfect time to do something about it.
What is Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is what it sounds like: it is the process of removing stains from teeth enamel to make the teeth appear whiter. All teeth whitening systems use a bleaching agent or gel.
Teeth whitening isn’t permanent and the bleaching agent will weaken, prompting the need for fresh bleaching solution to be applied. The extent of the whitening and the length of which your teeth will appear whiter will depend on what teeth whitening option you select.
Teeth Whitening Options
There are two main teeth whitening options available: the whitening kits you can do use at home and the professional teeth whitening done at your dentist office.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
The at-home kits are the cheapest option, but their results take longer to be noticed and the results aren’t as significant. The whitening also doesn’t last as long as a professional teeth whitening.
At-home teeth whitening systems come in the form of gels, strips and trays.
In-Office, Professional Teeth Whitening
A professional teeth whitening done at your dentist office is the most effective and longest lasting teeth whitening option. This option is more expensive, but the results are immediate, noticeable and longer lasting than at-home teeth whitening systems. With more modern, automated equipment, getting one’s teeth whitened at the dentist involves little to no discomfort to the gums.
There are many in-office professional dental whitening systems that are used by dentists. Your dentist will tell you about the specific teeth whitening system they use and explain to you the process.
One of the most highly regarded in-office tooth whitening systems is the Kor Whitening System.
The Kor professional teeth whitening system utilizes specialized trays and refrigerated peroxide gel. Unlike other in-office, professional teeth cleaning systems, the Kor teeth whitening system provides significantly longer whitening time. Most teeth whitening done by dentists last 25-35 minutes, but with the Kor system, whitening is active for 6-10 hours.
In addition, the Kor in-office, professional teeth whitening system doesn’t include the use of lights and lasers, which may be cause for anxiety for some patients.
There are many teeth whitening options out there. Like most things, you get what you pay for. Low budget at-home systems won’t yield the great results that in-office, professional teeth whitening systems can. One of the best teeth whitening systems done at the dentist office is the Kor system.
If you’re looking to start spring off with a fresh, beautiful, white smile, contact us at LeDowns Dentistry. We are your source for teeth whitening in Denver and we’re one of the select dentists nationwide to offer Kor in-office, professional teeth whitening.