Our teeth become stained over time because enamel, the porcelain-like surface of our teeth that once started out sparkling white, starts to hold stains within its pores and becomes more transparent and permits the yellow color of dentin, the tooth’s core material, to show through. Enamel is designed to protect teeth from the effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma and acids attacks caused by sugar but over time stains and debris will inevitably accumulate. This eventually results in our teeth developing a dull, lackluster appearance that most people will develop at one point in their lives. The solution is teeth whitening, a comfortable and safe treatment that reverses the effects of stains and aging.
For those who have tried other teeth whitening approaches but haven’t been happy with the results, we also offer teeth bleaching. This uses more powerful whiteners that are designed to penetrate deeper into the teeth achieving even more dramatic results.
We utilize Zoom Whitening as our in-office teeth whitening process because it is widely known for its ability to quickly brighten teeth from the effects of discoloration. Zoom Whitening is regarded as the best teeth whitening system because it is safe and it can create a dazzling smile in about an hour. Zoom Whitening uses a special whitening gel that is applied to the teeth in stages and incorporates a special light that penetrates the teeth to break up stains and discoloration. Zoom Whitening can brighten teeth up to eight shades in a single visit and reverse the stains and discolorations caused by food, beverages, tobacco, and age, leaving behind brilliantly beautiful teeth!
Home Teeth Whitening
élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges also offers home teeth whitening solutions in take-home bleaching kits that whiten teeth gradually. Dr. Hodges will provide you with custom-made trays that have been crafted for your teeth. While at home, simply use the professional-strength teeth whitening gel and apply as directed. Home whitening kits offer fantastic results, often after one application but it is recommended that you continue to use the system for 10 to 14 days to attain your whitest smile.
KöR Whitening is different from other teeth whitening procedures. You will enjoy these benefits:
- Reliably exceptional results
- Can even whiten tetracycline stained teeth
- Little to no sensitivity
- Enjoy white teeth for life with simple maintenance
- Appropriate for patients of all ages
Thanks to KöR’s scientifically formulated whitener, and its unique quality control procedures, results are reliable and always the most effective whitener available.
In the past, whitening wasn’t very effective on tetracycline stains, and people often got veneers to deal with these stains. Thanks to the power of KöR Whitening, more people can get better results without needing veneers.
What Makes KöR Whitening Different
KöR Whitening takes advantage of what science tells us about teeth whitening to design the most effective whitening system available today. It introduces several components to its process that ensure you always get the best whitening results. These innovative elements are:
- Continuously refrigerated gels
- Chemical destabilizers
- KöR seal trays
KöR Whitening is, like other teeth whitening, based on the fact that unstable peroxide molecules will break down stain molecules trapped in teeth. This eliminates stains, making teeth brighter. But there’s a problem: unstable peroxide naturally breaks down with time in a temperature-dependent process. By refrigerating its gels from production to use, KöR Whitening ensures they are at maximum potency.
Other companies rely on stabilizer compounds to keep peroxide from breaking down. This also keeps them from breaking down on teeth, which reduces their effectiveness. KöR Whitening actually does the opposite: they include ingredients that encourage the breakdown of the peroxide into ions that target stain molecules. These ingredients don’t activate until the gel gets warm, but when they do, they improve the effectiveness of the whiteners.
Teeth whitening can cause sensitivity because it unblocks tubes in your dentin–the layer of teeth below the enamel. But desensitizers used with KöR Whitening reblock those tubes to control sensitivity.
Whitening effectiveness depends on how long whiteners are in contact with your teeth. With most whitening systems, you may put the trays in all night, but because saliva gets into the trays, the effectiveness of the whitening gel may drop by 95% in just 20 minutes! But KöR seal trays lock out saliva and keep the whitening gel working for up to six hours!
These differences allow KöR Whitening to whiten your teeth better with little to no sensitivity.
Ready for A Whiter Smile in Tulsa?
For more information on teeth whitening or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (918) 528-3330 today. We give Jenks, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Owasso, and surrounding areas personalized service and exemplary care.