A beautiful smile builds confidence. In fact, a recent study conducted by Kelton Research revealed that people with brighter smiles are considered more successful and attractive. Over time, our teeth become marred with stains. Thankfully, treatment is available. In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains how Kor Whitening can help brighten your smile and erase permanent stains.
Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
Did you know that each year in the United States people spend over 1.4 billion dollars on store bought teeth whiteners? Unfortunately, over-the-counter teeth whiteners rarely provide the same dramatic results as professional systems. Many people report tooth sensitivity and gum irritation following the use of over-the-counter whiteners.
Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Stains
Most people don’t realize that all teeth stains aren’t the same. Extrinsic stains are discoloration on the surface of teeth. Tea, coffee, red wine, and tobacco all cause extrinsic stains. Most teeth whitening systems can easily address extrinsic stains. Now, intrinsic stains occur when the dentin is stained. Dentin is the tooth structure beneath the tooth enamel. Intrinsic stains often occur due to certain medications, such as tetracycline, or from trauma, such as a cracked or chipped tooth. While most teeth whiteners are unable to erase intrinsic stains, Kor Whitening allows Dr. Calcagno brighten smiles with intrinsic discoloration.
Receiving a Whiter Smile
Kor Whitening allows patients to brighten their smiles form the comfort of their own home. In addition, Kor Whitening helps reduce discomfort for patients with sensitive teeth or gums. Dr. Calcagno will create a custom-made set of bleaching trays and prescribe a powerful gel. Patients will receive the first treatment in the office. Then you will wear the tray at night for a specific length of time recommended by Dr. Calcagno. Finally, you will receive one last treatment at our office. Once completed, you will have a beautiful, bright smile.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Cosmetic Dentist
Interested in obtaining a brighter smile free of discoloration? Make an appointment with your Rochester cosmetic dentist by calling 507-281-3659. Our 55902 dentist office offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.