Teeth Whitening

Dental Health Connection

Randall W. Smith, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics Specialist located in Burlington, MA

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so why not make it as vibrant as it can be? Dental Health Connection: Randall W. Smith, DDS can help you attain your whitest, brightest smile with KöR® whitening, a groundbreaking teeth-whitening system that removes discoloration and permanently lightens your pearly whites. If you’re ready for a more luminous smile, call Dr. Smith at his Burlington, Massachusetts, office or schedule an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth discolored?

Although your teeth look and feel smooth, the surface of your enamel actually contains innumerable microscopic indentations and grooves that can hold onto tiny food particles and liquid residues.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, these trapped particles and residues can build up gradually, leaving your teeth looking duller, darker, and more discolored over time, especially if you have a significant amount of plaque or tartar.

The color of your teeth is determined by two factors: the natural pigments that produce their normal shade and the various stain molecules that are trapped within their microstructure.

Because larger stain molecules contain more chromophores, they make your teeth appear darker and more discolored than smaller stain molecules.

For many people, tooth discoloration is a consequence of repeated staining, inadequate brushing and flossing, or a combination of both. Smoking can accelerate the discoloration process, just as drinking coffee, tea, or red wine can leave your teeth looking less vibrant.

How does KöR Whitening work?

KöR Whitening is a revolutionary deep-bleaching process that combines high-potency whitening gels with a scientifically designed and clinically proven application protocol to deliver outstanding results that won’t fade over time.

Like conventional chairside bleaching, KöR uses a powerful peroxide gel that penetrates deep into your enamel, where it breaks up stain residues and lifts them away. But that’s where the similarity ends.

The KöR system takes chairside bleaching to the next level, using full-potent whitening gels and specialized trays to attain unparalleled whitening results that last and last.

What are the benefits of full-potency whitening gels?

Whitening gels are highly unstable chemicals that gradually degrade and lose optimal potency when they’re stored at room temperature; exposure to higher temperatures in a warehouse or during shipping degrades their potency much more quickly.   

Because it’s only possible to achieve optimum whitening results when whitening gels are fully potent, the KöR system uses continuous refrigeration, from the instant of manufacture, in storage, and through the shipping process, to ensure its specially formulated gels are always 100% effective.

What makes KöR-Seal™ trays so effective?

The whitening trays used in conventional chairside bleaching are fitted well enough to facilitate active whitening for 25-35 minutes, or just enough time to brighten the surface of your teeth.

That’s because standard whitening trays aren’t fitted well enough to keep saliva and sulcular fluid (fluid containing plasma proteins) out, and as these fluids seep into the trays, they deactivate the gel’s whitening agents.   

KöR-Seal whitening trays are specially designed to seal saliva and sulcular fluid out — away from the whitening gel and your teeth — for the duration of the treatment process.

By preserving the integrity of the gel’s active ingredients, KöR-Seal trays promote deeper, longer-lasting whitening effects that go beyond the surface of your enamel and into the very microstructures of your teeth.

If you’re ready for permanently white teeth, call Dental Health Connection: Randall W. Smith, DDS or schedule an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary