Teeth Whitening: Amazing and Beautiful Results
Your smile is the way you greet the world. Why not put your best self forward with the confidence of whiter, more radiant smile? From weddings to class reunions, we all have moments when we want to look our best. Sometimes, we need to make a good impression in the work place, or just need that extra boost of self-confidence in our daily lives. No matter what the reason or occasion, there is no greater impact than a beautiful smile!
When it comes to tooth whitening there are many other options, but your dentist is your best resource. Dr. Cowdin has multiple options to choose from to make sure you leave the office with a noticeably whiter and bright smile. Two of the most effective methods are the Boost!® teeth whitening system and KoR teeth whitening system.
Boost!® whitens your teeth by several shades in just one office visit. It works wonderfully for patients whose teeth are already white, but have become stained or lack luster. The KoR system is used for patients with much deeper stains.
How Boost!® Teeth Whitening Works
Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Using the unique double-syringe configuration, the clinician activates the 40% hydrogen peroxide formula just prior to application, ensuring every dose of Opalescence Boost is fresh and effective.
- Chemically activated, so no light is needed
- Powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel
- Opalescence tooth whitening gel contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth.1-5
- Fresh chemical for each application
- Precise delivery
- Easy to see for complete removal
- Two 20-minute applications for a total of 40 minutes of treatment time
How KoR Teeth Whitening Works
For patients with heavier stains we may recommend the KoR teeth whitening system. KoR teeth whitening is done through a series of at-home treatments and, for deep bleaching, a couple of visits to our Dallas office. The system uses specially designed trays that seal out saliva as it breaks down the active ingredient in most teeth whitening products. The trays and the whitening ingredients work together to remove deep set in stains that are actually within the tooth’s microstructure.
How long does it take?
With both procedures you will achieve noticeable results within the first session
How long will my whitening results last?
Whitening results are found to be long-lasting, especially if patients continue with a few rounds of maintenance whitening each year. We encourage patients to touch up with home whitening once a month. If you are a heavy tea or red wine drinker you may touch up more frequently.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effect is tooth and gum sensitivity. If you experience sensitivity, it is temporary and is completely reversible in 1 to 2 days. Your dentist is your best resource to ensure that you are a good candidate for whitening and that you are using the right concentration of whitening formula for the best result and to minimize the chance of sensitivity.
How Does Boost Teeth Whitening Compare with Other Teeth Whitening Options?
|Treatment||Time Spent||Average Results||Notes|
|Boost!® Teeth Whitening||40 min||8 shades||Immediate, long-lasting results. Less fadeback. Safe & comfortable. Performed by a Dental professional.|
|At Home Trays||7-14 Days||6 shades||Self applied trays. No immediate results.|
Paint on Gel
|7-30 days||3-4 shades||Slower results and only whiten front 6 teeth.|
|Toothpaste||1 month+||minimal||Minimal long term benefits. Helps with superficial stain.|