Stained teeth can make you look older than you are, affect your self-esteem, and make you less confident about smiling, laughing, or even eating around others. With teeth whitening from Dr. Alex Scott or Dr. Greg Olson, you can eliminate stains and smile proudly once again. Contact us to schedule a cosmetic consultation at Glen Lake Family Dentistry right away, and see if teeth whitening is right for you.
There are lots of different types of teeth whitening products, but they all use the same basic solutions, which are called “peroxides.” Both hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are used for teeth whitening. They contain very volatile oxygen molecules.
When these molecules contact stains on the teeth, they react to break the bonds holding the stain onto the teeth, "bleaching" them away. In turn, this restores the natural bright, white color of your enamel.
KöR is widely revered as one of the most effective teeth whitening systems available today. Using a proprietary, peroxide-based formula and unique KöR Seal Trays, you can get professional results from the comfort of your own home.
KöR offers better, more predictable, reliable results than other whitening systems by keeping the whitening agent under refrigeration from the moment it is manufactured, which ensures the active ingredients don't degrade. Also, custom-fitted trays keep the whitening gel from coming into contact with saliva so it isn't diluted and retains its effectiveness.
With KöR-Night and KöR-Day options available, you can achieve a sparkling smile when it's most convenient for you. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation, and find out if KöR Whitening is right for you!
The first step in take-home whitening is to come into our office, your dentist in Minnetonka, MN will take digital scans of your teeth, and use these to build a set of custom, reusable whitening trays. These trays will fit around your teeth perfectly to deliver the best possible at-home whitening results.
It takes a few weeks for our partner dental lab to make your trays. When they're done, you’ll come into our office to pick them up, and to get your professional-grade whitening products. Dr. Scott or Dr. Olson will also give you instructions on how to whiten your teeth with your trays.
This varies, but most people whiten their teeth for about an hour a day. You can whiten your teeth on your own schedule and in the comfort of your own home, which is one of the reasons take-home whitening is so popular. It may take up to 2-3 weeks to see the full results of your whitening treatment.
Take-home whitening is just as effective as in-office whitening. Once your treatment is done, you’ll be able to smile proudly once again. And if you take steps to keep your teeth healthy and avoid stains, your newly-brightened smile will last for years to come.
Yes. Whitening-induced sensitivity is very common. But the good news is that it’s nothing to worry about. Once your teeth whitening treatment is over, your teeth will feel normal within just a few days. There are also some steps you can take to help with discomfort during treatment, like using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste and avoiding overly hot/cold foods. If you know you have sensitive teeth, you should tell Dr. Scott or Dr. Olson before you have your teeth whitened. They may be able to adjust your treatment to help improve your comfort.