The Basics of Teeth Whitening and How To Choose a System That Works for You

There are so many benefits to having whiter teeth. Unfortunately, it can be overwhelming to determine the best way to approach teeth whitening. Should you visit your dentist or purchase one of those at-home kits from your local drugstore? We’ve boiled down the information you need to know about teeth whitening. Now you can make the best decision between over-the-counter options or an in-office or take-home whitening treatment by KöR.

Why do people choose to whiten their teeth?

As we said earlier, there are many benefits to having whiter teeth. The most common reasons that patients come to us for this cosmetic treatment are as follows:

  • To enhance their appearance
  • To boost their self-confidence
  • To look younger
  • To be more attractive, friendly, and approachable to others
  • To stop hiding their smile
  • To thrive professionally
  • To increase their self-confidence
  • Because it isn’t too expensive
  • Because it is safe

Are over-the-counter teeth-whitening treatments ineffective?

We often hear from patients who have tried over-the-counter (OTC) teeth-whitening treatments and are disappointed with the results. Patients tell us that they have sensitive teeth after treatment, the whitening is uneven, the results don’t seem to last, or their gums hurt. And, unfortunately, the truth is that some OTC teeth-whitening products are highly acidic, resulting in weakened enamel and dental erosion.

Many teeth-whitening products that can be purchased at your local convenience or grocery store are ineffective due to their weak chemistry and don’t stay on the teeth very well. In some cases, these products may be unsafe or lead to other dental problems, such as sensitivity. The team at Barr & Diachenko recommends professional teeth whiteners in place of those at-home options. Most patients find that it is worth the extra expense to visit a dentist to achieve long-lasting, safe results.

What is unique about the KöR Whitening system?

Drs. Barr and Diachenko have a great cosmetic dentistry solution for those wanting a brighter and whiter smile. The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching system gives you a beautiful, youthful smile quickly and easily. This exceptional system contains a customized mouthpiece and professional-grade whitening gel, which we apply in-office here at Barr & Diachenko, and whitens your teeth multiple shades in a single appointment (more on that below).

For patients who don’t want in-office teeth whitening, the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching take-home system is available. This is a two-week, do-it-yourself process that works while you are fast asleep in the comfort of your own bed. With the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching take-home system, you won’t have to worry about taking time out of your busy day to wear your trays.

KöR stands out from other professional products because the comfortable trays keep the bleaching gel sealed snugly against your teeth, preventing leakage and ensuring you get an even, white smile. So whether you select an in-office treatment or a take-home kit, Drs. Barr and Diachenko will be sure to help you find an effective whitening solution.

What results can I expect to achieve with KöR?

Thanks to its custom trays and dual-activated, Tri-Barrel Hydremide Peroxide formulation and whitening gel delivery system, you can expect KöR Whitening to lighten your teeth up to 16 shades! The oxygen in the KöR whitening gel absorbs deeply into the enamel, lifting any and all stubborn stain molecules. The result? Whiter teeth with little to no discomfort.

Request your KöR teeth-whitening evaluation today!

Whether you are a busy millennial or an up-and-coming executive or you simply want whiter teeth for an upcoming event, if you live or work in Chicago, Illinois, Barr & Diachenko can help you get the smile you want to achieve. It all starts with an evaluation, so be sure to request your appointment today. When you visit Barr & Diachenko, you aren’t just visiting a dental office. You’re meeting with the best cosmetic dentists in Chicago, equipped with all the tools for your smile makeover. We look forward to meeting with you.