Questions About Teeth Whitening

Questions About Teeth Whitening

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Can I use the Drugstore Teeth Whiteners? 

Although there are many brands of over-the-counter products available to you, they often do not work very well, and can actually do more harm than good. Their one-size-fits-all approach means the applicators do not come in contact with all your teeth, the bleaching agent may irritate your gums, and they can be very messy. Tooth sensitivity and uneven whitening are usually the end result. Over-the-counter whiteners are not as effective or as long lasting as professional teeth whitening performed by or prescribed by a cosmetic dentist like Jeffrey L. Angart, DDS. The whitening agents used in the office are more powerful than those available in your local grocery store.

Having your teeth whitened by Jeffrey L. Angart, DDS means your teeth are whitened using KOR, which can get your teeth several shades whiter with no tooth sensitivity problems in a very short time. Dr. Angart also provides take-home whitening kits which are custom and work very well.

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What is causing my tooth discoloration?whitening-before-after

Teeth are porous and can be easily stained, similar to a white counter top. Foods such as berries and some curries, and beverages like coffee, soda and tea will cause staining. Nicotine from smoking or chewing will also cause your teeth to stain. Other factors that may lead to tooth discoloration include an injury to the tooth, natural wear and tear, and the antibiotic tetracycline.
Teeth whitening at Jeffrey L. Angart, DDS will safely remove staining in one session. You may keep your teeth as white as you want with take home whitening kits provided by Dr. Angart.

teeth-white-snowmanHow long will my teeth stay white with the teeth whitening procedure?

Although we can make your teeth match your aesthetic desires, they will not stay white forever. You still need to eat and drink, and many of the things you ingest will stain your teeth. You can prolong your teeth whitening by avoiding staining foods and beverages, brushing and flossing daily, and using a professional take-home whitening kit.  If you forget to keep up with your bleaching on a monthly cycle, you may need to use your existing trays to do another “deep bleaching” session.

Is teeth whitening safe?

The teeth bleaching procedure, whether performed in-office or with a take-home kit, is very safe and effective. Dr. Jeffrey Angart’s number one priority is your safety and comfort. He will discuss the teeth whitening procedure with you prior to undergoing it. KOR Power In-Office Whitening is painless and effective with no sensitivity issues.

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