Do you have discolored, dull, or yellowed teeth? Are you looking for a way to brighten your natural tooth enamel? Professional whitening treatment can create a whiter, brighter smile. At Smiles by Mia, we offer KöR teeth whitening to patients in Burke, VA. KöR does not require lights or lasers. Instead, it uses powerful peroxide-based whitening gels that remove tooth stains. Unlike store-bought whitening options, professional whitening treatment offers high-quality cosmetic results that can improve your confidence in your smile. If you have not had success with over-the-counter gels, strips, or toothpastes, consider professional treatment.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
There are many different causes and types of tooth stains. Common causes of discoloration include:
- Fluorosis: Fluoride is beneficial in moderation and helps strengthen the tooth enamel. However, patients who are overexposed to fluoride in their first eight years can develop fluorosis. Fluorosis discolors the tooth enamel as the permanent teeth emerge.
- Foods and Drinks: Some foods and beverages easily stain tooth enamel. Wine, coffee, tea, tomatoes, and berries often contain chromogens, pigments that penetrate and stain the enamel.
- Tobacco Use: Smoking cigarettes, vaping, or chewing tobacco can yellow teeth. The nicotine contained in tobacco immediately yellows teeth.
- Injuries: Broken teeth or tooth wear exposes dentin, the dark underlayer beneath the tooth enamel. Dentin makes teeth appear darker.
KöR Teeth Whitening in Burke, VA
This type of whitening offers extensive in-office and take-home treatment. First, patients will begin take-home treatment. Then, after two weeks, they visit our office for a two-hour treatment.
At home, we will ask you to place the whitening gel in the refrigerator wherever possible when you whiten your teeth at home. Keeping the gel cool also keeps the active ingredients active. To begin at-home treatment, brush your teeth, wash your hands, and apply the desensitizer. If you are whitening your teeth for the first time, apply the desensitizer after you whiten. Place whitening gel evenly on the tooth areas in the trays, except for the last tooth or molar. Gently push the trays back against the teeth.
After each treatment, you can clean the trays with cool tap water and a q-tip. We will instruct you on how long to wear your trays daily to get your desired results.
During in-office treatment, we place a highly concentrated gel on the teeth. This gel and the at-home gel in the take-home trays lift pigments from the tooth enamel. KöR uses sealed trays to keep saliva from affecting the whitening gel. Saliva can minimize the effectiveness of active ingredients, which is often why other whitening options are often not as effective. KöR-Seal™ trays provide hours of whitening instead of only 20 or 30 minutes.
Request a Dental Consultation
Do you want a brighter, whiter smile? Contact Smiles by Mia for professional teeth whitening treatment today at (571) 789-1265. You can also schedule a dental appointment with our team on our website. If you have questions about your whitening options, please ask. We are dedicated to helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams.