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.


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, call the office (860) 563-3303 and we’d be happy to discuss your options.


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