Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Creates New Opportunities

Teeth whitening is the most well-known form of cosmetic dentistry. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, most people state that a whiter smile is #1 on their cosmetic dentistry wish list. After undergoing teeth whitening, patients report a significant increase in self-esteem and more attractive. Having good teeth and maintaining a healthy smile signals to people that you’re concerned about your overall health. Best of all, whitening treatments are simple, fast, and gentle. If you’re considering teeth whitening in Rocky Hill CT you’ve come to the right place.

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Common Causes of Teeth Stains

Over time everyone’s teeth lose their luster and brightness. As we age, tooth enamel absorbs color molecules, called chromagens, from food, beverages, and other substances that cause stains. As time passes, these trace stains accumulate and cause teeth to appear yellowed and discolored.

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Good Candidates for Teeth Whitening

You may be a good candidate for professional teeth whitening if you are experiencing discoloration but otherwise have healthy teeth and gums. Those that will benefit most from teeth whitening include tea and coffee drinkers, tobacco users, and those with innate discoloration of their teeth. Dental restorations such as dental crowns, veneers, and fillings will not be affected by the whitening procedure.

What to Expect After You Get Your Teeth Whitening 

It’s normal to experience some tooth sensitivity following a professional whitening treatment. You may be instructed to avoid drinking highly pigmented beverages for at least 24 hours to prevent teeth from re-staining. Sorry, but coffee, tea, and wine are on that list. Depending on your results and long-term whitening goals, you may also be sent home with an at-home whitening kit for later use. 

GLO Whitening System

The GLO whitening system is available as an in office or take home application. The whitening system was designed to minimize sensitivity that is associated with traditional whitening technologies. The award-winning teeth whitening system is known for its closed-system mouthpiece which combines LED light with built-in heat resistors. The guided light optics (G.L.O.) technology uses controlled warming heat to activate the professional-strength GLO Whitening Gel.

GLO innovations have been recognized with four Thomas Edison Awards. The company’s professional teeth whitening system earned a 92% Clinical Evaluation approval rating from Dental Advisor.

Professional in Office GLO Whitening Treatment
If you’re looking to speed up the process, you can get the GLO treatment in our office. The procedure lasts just under an hour and uses a professional strength whitening gel that can only be applied by a dental professional.
GLO Whitening Take Home Treatment
The GLO take-home kit can be used in conjunction with the in-office treatment if further whitening is desired or on its own. If you choose the home treatment option the kit comes with several items:
  • Chargeable GLO control
  • Mouthpiece powered by the GLO control
  • GLO Lip Care
  • Whitening Gel
Using the system is easy. Just squeeze the gel onto the built-in brush tip and apply a thin layer directly to your top and bottom teeth (fronts only). Press the GLO button on the control, place the mouthpiece in your mouth, and relax your jaw – it is not necessary to bite down hard. After 8 minutes your controller will turn off and the session is complete. You’ll do 4 sessions per day for 5 consecutive days for best results.

KöR Whitening System

KöR whitening is another new whitening system that set out to address the sensitivity issues that are commonly associated with teeth whitening. The KöR whitening system focuses on the quality of the whitening gel.  The gels are refrigerated from the moment of manufacture until they are applied to the teeth. The result is an exceptionally effective gel with lower sensitivity and less risk of pain. The gel contains no chemical stabilizers, and when placed onto warm teeth, is extremely effective in doing what it’s designed to do. No use of lights or lasers is needed with the KöR system. 

KöR Whitening Systems
  • KöR Home – At home only system.
  • KöR Max – Combination of at-home and in-office (Best results).
  • KöR Ultra – Designed for difficult cases.
  • KöR Ultra-T – For tetracycline cases.
KöR Whitening Technology
KöR uses a dual-activated, Tri-Barrel™ Hydremide® Peroxide technology. It’s the first and only whitening system to utilize a tri-barrel configuration instead of the typical dual-barrel system. What all of this translates to is that many chemicals cannot be mixed together until they’re ready to be used. By keeping the chemistry separated into three isolated chambers it permits the addition of more ingredients, which ultimately creates a more sophisticated and effective formula. So for the first time ever, even super-resistant stains, like tetracycline and fluorosis, can be effectively treated.

For more information about the GLO whitening or KöR whitening systems, contact us online or call the office at (860) 563-3303 and we’d be happy to discuss your options.

What Our Patients Say

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    West Hill Family Dental has been serving my entire family for 10 years. They have always been great and treat us like family. I will continue to use them because of the high level of care and comfortable atmosphere.
    Jim Barilla
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    Today was my first visit with West Hill Family dental. The staff was awesome! So warm and welcoming! I felt at home the moment I walked in the door. Melissa (hygienist) was awesome and very sweet. Dr. Hemphill was very personable. I am a nervous Nelly with the dentist but they really helped me feel comfortable.
    Nicole Sousa Ribeiro
  • Jorge Gallo
    "Going to the Dentist," isn't something most folks look forward to. Fortunately, the Team at West Hill Family Dental makes that experience an enjoyable event with a friendly, thoughtful and genuinely concerned approach to both routine care and one-off emergencies. The atmosphere is relaxed and positive; everything from scheduling to changes is accommodated with little fuss and a genuine enthusiasm to see you at the next opportunity. And the overall quality of care, execution and attention to customer needs are unmatched by most practices, and certainly by the cookie-cutter pop-ups that abound elsewhere. Highly recommended, family-oriented and very professional in every aspect of care and delivery - they're definitely on the list of recommendations to new residents and neighbors!
    Jorge Gallo
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    In the past I have had bad experiences with dentist and I have switch many times and I think I have finally found my forever home. Kim and Monica at the front desk are amazing they make sure that if you have any concerns, they will accommodate you in any way they can. They also socialize with you which makes visiting the dentist feel like visiting family. This is by far the best dentist I've ever been to and would recommend them to anyone.
    Ivy M.
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    Dr.Robert Hemphill and his staff are so friendly.I was very nervous to get my treatment done,doctor made me understand and kept me calm.I always walk out happy, feeling I have seen the BEST doctor who took care of my dental treatment.Kinga the dental assistant is so kind and helpful,Kim such a lovely person always smiling and happy,Monica is superb too, she calls and double confirms the appointment so that I don’t forget. Thank you once again.
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What West Hill Family Dental Patients Say


Based on 26 reviews

Loved the doctor & excellent staff! Extremely welcoming. When you walk in you are always greeted with a smile, and the office is very clean and up to date. One of the best dental experiences I have had and I will definitely come back!


Dr. Hemphill really cares about his patients and the staff make you feel so welcome and comfortable. Great choice for a dental practice.

Vicki P.

I do not dread going to the dentist any more, even if I need something more than a cleaning. They are great people, always upbeat, always honest, and very accommodating. I love my visits and appreciate their expertise and care!

Carolyn M.

Great office, very welcoming I was treated like a member of the family. My small problems were taken care of fast and comfortably

Sandy K.

Dr Hemphill and his team are amazing. As a dental provider myself I can't recommend them enough to anyone looking for a great general dentist with a wonderful staff!

Adam C.

Great service and great people. I used to hate going to the Dentist. Very nice and courteous dental staff. Helpful front desk staff who can figure out your dental plan and give you an actual price.

Brandon Z.

Today was my first visit with West Hill Family dental. The staff was awesome! So warm and welcoming! I felt at home the moment I walked in the door. Melissa (hygienist) was awesome and very sweet. Dr. Hemphill was very personable. I am a nervous Nelly with the dentist but they really helped me feel comfortable.

Nicole R.

Great experience getting my first crown. Dr.Hemphill and team are gentle and made everything painless! Definitely would recommend anyone who is looking for a dentist.

Tia L.

Our Clients Reviews

Dr.Robert Hemphill and his staff are so friendly.I was very nervous to get my treatment done,doctor made me understand and kept me calm.I always walk out happy, feeling I have seen the BEST doctor who took care of my dental treatment.Kinga the dental assistant is so kind and helpful,Kim such a lovely person always smiling and happy,Monica is superb too, she calls and double confirms the appointment so that I don’t forget. Thank you once again.

Savi S.

This is the best dentist office I have ever been too. They are extremely professional, knowledgeable and they truly care about you. Melissa, the hygienist is amazing and Dr. Hemphill always goes above and beyond. The staff at the front desk make you feel right at home and you always receive exceptional customer service. I highly recommend West Hill Family Dental.

Michele M.

The entire staff at West Hill Family Dental is extremely friendly and personable. The hygienists make you feel comfortable and the dentists are thorough yet efficient. I have been going there for 5 years and have never had a negative experience or felt as if they were trying to push dental work I did not need. I would highly recommend West Hill Family Dental to anyone looking for a dentist.

Marco A.

I am a very anxious person who was petrified to go to the dentist but had too because I had pain. The staff was amazing and Dr. Hemphill is obviously extremely skilled and his people skills are second to none. I had a root canal where I felt no pain and I am typing this just 4 hours after my procedure and I feel relief and no pain at all. WOW- if anyone is hesitant as a first time patient don't be. You are welcomed as a part of the family practice and I have no anxiety about my next visit. I have a lot of work to be done but know now there is no better place to go than West Hill. I am so glad I found them.

Steve B.

I am from out of town visiting family in Connecticut this weekend and I had a terrible toothache and didn't know where to turn. Obviously my family dentist is a few hundred miles away and It was a Saturday morning. I asked my uncle who I should call for help. They told me their dentist, Dr. Hemphill, has an emergency number I should try....so I did. Dr. Hemphill was kind enough to drive in and assess the situation. I am out of pain and enjoying the rest of my weekend with my family. Thank you Dr. Hemphill. I can't thank you enough for all your time and help with this tooth situation.

Parag D.

They made changing dentists after 32 years extremely easy, very friendly, and informative, they make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in the door!

Ashley B.

The best dentist ever! Love the water pick! The dental hygienists are wonderful and Dr. Hemphill is a pro at his job. Even makes getting novocaine easy! Even my children enjoy getting their teeth cleaned here.


Always a good experience! Everyone is extremely nice and professional!

Joann H.

Just switched my kids to them and they wonderful!! GREAT staff, from front desk to the hygienist to the dentist himself! I am very picky when it comes to this stuff but You know you have the right one when you're kids ASK when they can go back to the dentist! I'd recommend them to anyone!!

Briana B.

As someone who has never been a fan of the dentist, I can honestly say this experience was comforting and painless! I was greeted with a smile at the front desk and exceptional patient care from the hygienist, to the assistant, to Dr. Hemphill himself. Dr. Hemphill walked me through, step by step, explaining what he was doing as his assistant and hygienist comforted me along the way! The entire staff was extremely friendly and personable!

Autumn S.

Best dental practice in CT... I recommend all my family and friends here... Wonderful, friendly staff... Look at our pearly whites...

Melissa F.

Dr Hemphill is easily the best dentist I've ever had. All of the staff are very friendly and caring. If your looking for a dentist in this area pick these people! You wont regret it.

Ashley C.

Dr Hemphill is simply the best! He and his staff are the nicest, kindest, most sincere people I have come across in a long time. He really stepped up to the plate when I had an emergency situation. He came in and opened his doors to me on his day off and not only saved me from a lot of pain and misery but he also saved my tooth!

Scott K.

Dr. Hemphill, or as I like to call him "Dr. H", makes going to the dentist stress free and actually a FUN and comfortable experience. He's a fantastic doctor and a great guy who really cares about his patients. The office is clean and the staff is friendly. They take my insurance and make everything totally affordable. I'm so glad I found Dr. Hemphill!

Shannon R.

Dr.Hemphill and the staff at the West Hill Family Dental showed great caring and understanding during a year long multiple visits required by my difficult dental situation. Dr. Hemphill worked with me to find the best possible plan forward. Changing of the multiple old crowns involved restoring of the decay damaged teeth, performing root canals and building up of the teeth core. With the help of a friendly dental assistant Kinga teeth were repaired and old crowns replaced by the new ones. Vicky always tried to find the best financial plan for the dental services and accommodate my busy schedule when making future appointments. Melissa and Tina did a great job on teeth cleaning. The West Hill Family Dental is a dental office where patients will find professional service while being treated with understanding and as a part of a family.

Bojana N.

Great service, flexible appointments, friendly staff and we are happy so far.

Ram P.

Really great dentist. Been a patient of his since he went into private practice and liked him so much that when he moved his office from Glastonbury to Rocky Hill, my whole family followed him. Not only is he an excellent dentist, the staff is great and appointments are on time. I can't think of enough nice things to say about him.

Mike R.

Great dentist for me and my children!

Zachary M.

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