You Don’t Need a Special Occasion to Brighten Your Smile
Weddings, graduations, birthdays, or an interview for that perfect job — these are all special occasions where people want to look their best. In fact, a lot of our patients in Auburn, IN request whitening treatments to get ready for a big day. But you don’t need a special reason to want a bright and beautiful smile that you can feel good about every day.
With professional whitening from KöR, we can get your teeth up to sixteen shades brighter. For your convenience, we offer both in-office and take-home treatment options. KöR is a world leader in teeth-whitening — no other treatment provides the unique combination of benefits you get with KöR.
- Little to no sensitivity in most cases
- No lights or lasers
- Gets your teeth up to 16 shades whiter
- Removes stains caused by tetracycline
- Custom-fitted whitening trays
- In-office and take-home treatments available
Whitening gel contains oxygen that dissolves and removes stains at the molecular level. But the enzymes in saliva will quickly deactivate these whitening ingredients. That’s why Dr. Heffelfinger uses advanced digital imaging to create custom-fitting KöR trays to seal in the gel and prevent saliva from entering.
The Gentlest Product Available
Perhaps you’ve tried over-the-counter whitening products that caused sensitivity in your teeth and gums. Dr. Heffelfinger uses KöR, the gentlest whitening system you can find. One of the ways KöR eliminates sensitivity is with custom-fitted trays that protect your gums from the strong whitening gel.
Other whitening brands contain stabilizing ingredients to prevent the active ingredients in their gel from breaking down. Unfortunately, these stabilizing ingredients are a major cause of tooth sensitivity. But KöR never uses these painful chemicals because their gel is kept refrigerated from the moment it’s made to prevent the degradation of its whitening agents.
Day or Night–Home or Office
Using the KöR system, Dr. Heffelfinger can whiten your teeth at our office or provide you with an easy kit to use at home. If you decide to go with a take-home whitening option, you can choose between an overnight system or you can whiten your teeth during the day. Many of our patients select an ongoing maintenance system with occasional office visits to maintain their spectacular results.
What Causes Teeth to Stain?
There are several factors that can cause your teeth to become dingy, stained, or yellow. In addition to poor dental hygiene, diet can also be a factor. Foods and beverages such as berries, coffee, tea, and both red and white wine will all stain your teeth. Yellowing can also be caused by smoking, physical trauma, and certain medications.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Professional teeth whitening is powerful, effective, and can last as long as five years when done correctly. Our Auburn, IN practice uses a potent whitening gel and custom-made trays for unmatched results immediately after a single treatment.
Once patients have completed a few sessions, they can expect a smile that’s several shades brighter, going beyond their whitening expectations.
Teeth whitening treatment is completely safe and provides fast, effective results. Dr. Heffelfinger uses a strong bleaching concentration that works by going beyond surface-level stains and getting down to the enamel.
It’s best to increase the amount of time between treatments, lower your time spent whitening, and reduce the level of concentration used to avoid possibly damaging your teeth over time.
To maintain whiter teeth, it’s important to take care of your teeth after a whitening treatment to prevent further staining and avoid damaging your enamel. Use a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste when cleaning your teeth, and avoid hot or cold foods for at least a day after treatment.
Dr. Heffelfinger also recommends staying away from teeth-stainers like coffee, tea, soda, blueberries, dark wines, and tobacco to prevent darkening your set of pearly whites.
The average cost of in-office teeth whitening starts around $650 but can vary depending on the type of product used and how much your dentist charges. Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t cover the cost of cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening. Thankfully, Dr. Heffelfinger offers affordable financing options to help make your dream smile achievable.