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More than half of the people you meet for the first time will remember your smile more than anything else – so it makes sense that you should show them a grin that’s worth remembering! If you’re dissatisfied with the color of your teeth, call us today; Dr. Marable can help you figure out the cause of the discoloration and, depending on your case, remove the stains in question with a reliable, efficient KoR teeth whitening in Fort Valley, GA.
There are many factors that can end up making your teeth look duller. Here are just some of the more common causes:
If you’ve looked for whitening solutions on your own, you’ve probably found plenty of products at the store that promise that they can improve the appearance of your teeth. Unfortunately, the success of over the counter products is usually very limited; they can only remove surface stains and are unable to do anything about discoloration beneath the enamel. Also, without the oversight of a professional, these products might end up damaging your teeth without you realizing it.
First of all, you need to bear in mind that whitening works better on some types of discoloration than others. Tetracycline stains, for example, may not be affected by conventional whitening procedures and may need to be addressed via other means. We’ll need to evaluate your teeth carefully before we decide that a whitening procedure is appropriate. It’s also important for us to confirm that your teeth and gums are healthy. If you have crowns or fillings, we’ll need to plan the procedure appropriately.
At Fantastic Smiles, we can brighten your smile by several shades with a single in-office procedure. Our KoR whitening system uses a special gel that is deeply absorbed into the tooth so as to dissolve the molecules that cause stains. These gels are continuously refrigerated until they arrive at our dental office, so you can be sure they’re fresh by the time they’re applied to your teeth. In-practice whitening treatments are often combined with take-home whitening kits for the best results.
In addition to the whitening gel, each whitening kit contains special trays that have been manufactured to match the shape of your smile. You’ll fill these trays with the gel for a set amount of time each day. (In many cases, you can wear them while you’re asleep so that you don’t have to worry about using them during the day.) Normally, you should notice a significant difference after two weeks, but some stains require a longer treatment plan.
The results of KoR whitening are actually permanent since the stains causing the discoloration are actively broken up. That said, it’s still possible for new stains to form on your teeth (and this becomes more likely the more time passes), which is why you’ll need to take the initiative in protecting your smile. Fortunately, this is as simple as performing periodic at-home maintenance and being careful around the foods and beverages that carry a risk of discoloration.