At Aubrey Family Dental we use the KöR whitening process because we have found the technology to provide the best whitening results for our patients. Unlike many other whitening processes, KöR whitening was developed with a product that decreases sensitivity that is commonly felt with other whiteners. The process also uses special, custom made trays, which seal out saliva and allow the whitening gels to work for longer without being diluted.
On your first visit, you will take impressions for your special whitening trays. When we get them back, you will start a 2 week regiment of pre-bleaching at night that will prepare you for the whitening process. Then, after two weeks, you will come into our office for about 1 hour to have your teeth whitened. You will then be given whitening maintenance to ensure that you keep your new, brilliant smile.
Why do teeth discolor over time?
There are lots of reasons why teeth discolor over time. Whiteness in teeth are measured in shades and over time, exposure to cigarettes, wine, coffee, sodas, berries can stain and cause teeth to change color. Teeth whitening can restore the brightness of your smile.
How does whitening change the color of my teeth?
The active ingredient in bleaching is some form of peroxide. Peroxides help remove surface and deep surface stains and allow the white parts of the teeth to shine through again. Whitening that is done in a dental office tends to have faster results due to the increased concentration of peroxides and is usually aided by a light.
KöR teeth whitening sessions can vary depending on many color shades a patient would like to change but most of our deep whitening appointments last about an hour. We insert dental trays with our whitening material for our patients and monitor their comfort during the whitening.
While our whitening process is meant to prevent as much discomfort as possible, your teeth might still be sensitive for a few days after whitening. If you experience any discomfort for a longer period please contact us.
When would whitening not be a good idea for my teeth?
If you have a lot of dental restorations you might want to ask us how whitening might impact your smile. Peroxide whitens natural teeth but not restorative materials like veneers, crowns and fillings.
Gum recession can also be a problem for some patients and attempting to whiten can irritate the gums if they have other issues.
Bleaching has been clinically studied on millions of patients and is considered very safe for use.
The best way to know if you are a good candidate for whitening is to come in and see us for an exam!
How can I keep my smile nice and bright?
Avoid eating and drinking lots of wine, coffee, sports drinks, energy drinks, tea and dark berries. Drinking lots of water while eating or drinking any staining foods can also help minimize the impact of staining on your teeth. Of course, refraining or limiting smoking will also help keep your teeth as white as possible.
Periodic whitening will be required as teeth will naturally darken a little bit over time. We can help set you up with a whitening routine that will keep your teeth as white as they were after your first whitening session!
If you have any other questions about teeth whitening in our office please give us a call at (940) 365-3326. Dr. Tran and our staff would love to answer any questions you have!
Monday 9:00am to 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 5:30pm
Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Our office is located on US Highway 377, just north of US 380 and Walmart.
We serve the communities of Aubrey, Savannah, Providence, Paloma Creek, The Woodlands, Little Elm, Pilot Point, Sanger, Denton, Tioga, Oak Point, Cross Roads, Krugerville and Collinsville.