Teeth Whitening
Goodyear, AZ

Millennium Dental Arts
Dr. Daniel Wolter

Brighten Your Smile With Teeth Whitening

There are many different methods for whitening your own natural teeth. You’ve probably seen the ads for dentists who claim to be able to whiten your teeth several shades in just an hour using different lights and lasers. Or perhaps you’ve seen the many over-the-counter (OTC) solutions for teeth whitening. Virtually every teeth whitening method except whitening toothpaste is based on one chemical. That chemical is a special kind of peroxide. Whether you’re purchasing an OTC bleaching product or having the bleaching done in a fancy, high-tech office setting, the peroxide is effectively the same and the results can be, as well.

There are many different teeth whitening systems available. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each system:

Over-the-counter teeth whitening strips

Advantages: Your teeth will eventually get white, they are easy to purchase, and they initially may be cost-effective.

Disadvantages: Because this is not a custom-fit product, the peroxide can have a tendency to get everywhere and can get on your gums. In addition, the strips usually do not cover all of the teeth in your smile, so you may have to use multiple strips for one application. Finally, the concentration of peroxide is comparatively low, so results may take longer to achieve and realize.

Other over-the-counter methods (paint-on, etc.)

Advantages: Your teeth will eventually get white, they are easy to purchase, and they initially may be cost-effective.

Disadvantages: Because the peroxide is not being held against the teeth by any trays or strips, you will probably swallow more of the peroxide. Other disadvantages are the same as the whitening strips. We have not seen any definitive evidence proving the effectiveness of these products.

Whitening toothpaste does not contain any peroxide and therefore does not possess the same “whitening” qualities that the other products on this page contain. One toothpaste sales representative told us that the only reason these toothpastes can even call themselves “whitening” toothpastes is because they have particles in them that are more abrasive to teeth and therefore may remove some surface enamel that has been stained. In our office, we would much rather lighten the color of stained enamel than remove it by recommending abrasive toothpastes! In fact, we have had many patients who have complained of tooth sensitivity after using whitening toothpastes. We do not recommend these products for their teeth whitening qualities and they do not have the ADA seal of approval for whitening.

To our knowledge, these have not been proven to be effective teeth whitening products at all and they do not have the ADA seal of approval for teeth whitening.

Easy at-home teeth whitening that works. The only teeth whitening system that uses accelerating, warming heat & LED light technology for faster results without sensitivity.

A storybook wedding, an important job interview, a graduation, or easing a lifetime of embarrassment… patients often have a special reason for whitening their teeth.

That’s why we developed a full line of KöR Whitening systems using our proprietary Dual-Activated™, Tri-Barrel Hydremide® Peroxide formulation and delivery system. And why KöR Whitening is the first and only whitening company to insist on continuous refrigeration of our whitening gels from the moment of manufacture until they arrive cold-packed at your dental office.2015-04-22_1921

KöR is widely recognized as the world’s most effective whitening system – with no need for lights or lasers. KöR offers cost-effective solutions from phenomenal home whitening for typical patients, to astonishing treatment of tetracycline cases — and everything in-between.

Advantages: In most cases, your teeth can be lightened by several shades in under an hour in our office.

Zoom is recommended to be applied for three, 15-minute sessions of light activation, totaling a treatment time of 45 minutes. Many patients see such a significant improvement in the color of their teeth after the three sessions that they do not require any further appointments.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment!