We are all aware of signs of aging such as gray hair, wrinkles and sun spots, but did you know your teeth may be giving away clues about how many trips around the sun you’ve taken?
With time, our teeth can become dull, stained and crowded. I recall always noticing how yellow my grandparents teeth were and how especially on the bottom their teeth were overlapping and crooked. Human nature has evolved over time so that we have developed a natural attraction to features that are bright and symmetrical since these are indicators of good health and vitality. Luckily, when it comes to color, attaining a youthful white smile has never been easier. In fact, whitening is in most cases the easiest, least expensive and most impactful cosmetic procedure you can do, literally taking years off your smile and restoring it back to that bright white smile you remember. If you are also dealing with issues related to crowding, a fantastic solution to restore alignment and improve your bite is Invisalign, which you can read more about HERE
So how does whitening work?
Whitening works by applying a whitening solution that typically has hydrogen peroxide as the main ingredient. The hydrogen peroxide breaks down in your mouth releasing water, hydrogen and oxygen ions that that work on a molecular level to break up stains.
What are the best options?
There a lot of whitening products our there and they almost all contain the same active ingredients, so they probably all work about the same, right?
Whitening is one of those things where the devil is in the details. If you’re reasonably satisfied with your smile, an over the counter whitening kit that can improve things by a few shades might be sufficient, but if your goal is to get that perfect celebrity white smile, a professional strength product is your best option.
At Deering Dental I have tested many whitening systems over the years and have yet to find anything that comes close to the results I’ve seen with KoR. In fact I use KoR exclusively, because it is the only system I’ve found that consistently gives my patients the results they’re looking for with little to no sensitivity.