There’s nothing quite like a beautiful smile to light up a room. But over the years, your teeth can become discolored from foods or drinks like coffee and from certain habits like smoking. 

That’s why many people turn to teeth whitening to improve the appearance of their smile. But should you use over-the-counter whitening kits, or should you let your dentist handle your teeth whitening?

Let’s Look at 4 Reasons Why You Should Let the Professionals Handle Your Teeth Whitening:

1. Your Dentist Can Check Your Oral Health

One of the biggest reasons to let your dentist whiten your teeth is that your dentist can check out your overall oral health in the process. They can often catch problems before they become more serious.

They might notice if you’re developing gum disease or if a cavity is forming, for example. Identifying problems before they have a chance to become too serious can save you a lot of pain and money down the line.

2. Personalized Results When Your Dentist Whitens Your Teeth

The commercial products available in over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are really made for the masses but unfortunately can produce uneven whitening, extreme sensitivity, burns, and destruction of the tooth structure.

Additionally, just like you, your teeth are unique, and they may require personalized whitening that varies from tooth to tooth. Your dentist can provide that by carefully matching the correct shade for your teeth and varying the shades as necessary for each tooth. This will give you the best possible results for your individual smile using the highest quality materials, which will make every tooth shine.

3. The Products Your Dentist Uses are Safer

Your dentist uses top-quality materials for teeth whitening that result in less tooth sensitivity and won’t cause you harm. What’s more, your dentist monitors the process and the products carefully to ensure you’ll get the best results with little or no unpleasant side effects. 

4. Professional Teeth Whitening Removes Tougher Stains

Your teeth may have some very tough stains, and those are often no match for the over-the-counter teeth whitening kits. Stains caused, for example, by the antibiotic tetracycline, can be really difficult to remove.

Over-the-counter products won’t be able to tackle those tough stains, but your dentist’s products, such as KöR Whitening, can, and the results will last longer too.

The KöR Whitening Difference

At the Cosmetic and Laser Dental Spa of Richmond, they are dedicated to keeping your mouth healthy and your smile bright, and are big believers in whole-body health. That’s why they have chosen to use the KöR method of whitening. Here’s more information on the difference between KOR whitening and other whitening products.

What is KöR Whitening?

Your tooth color is the result of both natural pigment and stain molecules that get trapped in a tooth’s microstructure. When those molecules are large, your teeth will appear darker. To whiten them, your dentist needs to remove those trapped molecules by breaking apart the large chains of stain. 

Why is KöR Better?

Research has shown that conventional whitening trays only provide strong activation of the peroxide gels for about 25 – 35 minutes due to contamination from saliva, and over the counter products can actually cause harm to your mouth. But the KöR technique uses KöR seal trays to prevent saliva and other fluids from entering the trays. That provides as much as 6 – 10 hours of activity, safely. 

The extended exposure time thoroughly cleans debris from between your enamel. The end result is a rejuvenated and more youthful enamel that can whiten quickly and thoroughly. In short, you get an amazingly white smile! 

If you are looking for that gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted, let the professionals help get you there safely!

Call the Cosmetic and Laser Dental Spa of Richmond for a Consultation Today!

The Cosmetic and Laser Dental Spa of Richmond has been helping to create a brighter world, one smile at a time. Give us a call today for a teeth whitening consultation or any other cosmetic procedure you may be looking for!