Teeth Whitening Walnut Creek
Using teeth whitening to create a whiter smile is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to enhance your appearance. Most people experience teeth discoloration over the years as a result of aging, smoking, or staining from food and drink. White teeth and bright smiles are rare as we get older, which is why whitened teeth are so remarkable and attractive. Based on the reason for your discoloration and the condition of your teeth, different methods of teeth whitening will have different results. At Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental, cosmetic dentist Dr. Julia Lee offers three types of whitening to best address your unique needs. After a personal consultation, our Walnut Creek cosmetic dentist will help you choose the teeth whitening method that will help you achieve the perfect shade and the brilliant smile you want.
Your Teeth Whitening Choices
Out Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental cosmetic dentist uses three techniques to achieve the best teeth whitening results: in-office whitening, take-home pre-fabricated whitening trays, and take-home customized whitening trays.
The in-office teeth whitening treatment delivers the most dramatic results. Walnut Creek cosmetic dentist Dr. Julia Lee recommends this type of teeth whitening treatment for patients with darker, more extensive staining. In a simple office visit at Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental, we will use a special light and teeth whitening gel to move the stain from your teeth. This in-office teeth whitening treatment also produces the fastest results. Our take-home teeth whitening trays produce noticeable results, though less intense and not as quickly as in-office treatment. Take-home teeth whitening is a good option if you prefer a gradual change to a brighter smile.
Dr. Julia Lee Specializes in KOR Teeth Whitening
Continuously refrigerated, high-potency gels, together with a scientifically designed application protocol, deliver predictably exceptional results.
Teeth whitening can often be a frustrating, problematic and unpredictable proposition. Historically, whitening system companies have promised ease-of-use, outstanding results and happy patients.
But you’ve probably experienced a gap between what’s promised and what’s delivered. Most dentists providing teeth whitening have been frustrated with a lack of predictability, effectiveness, and longevity of effect, as well as complaints of sensitivity by patients.
Intrinsic tooth color is a result of large natural pigment and stain molecules trapped within the microstructure of teeth. The larger these molecules are, the more chromophores they contain, and the darker the teeth appear.
All peroxide gels work by forming hydrogen peroxide as their end product. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down to water, oxygen, and numerous radicals and byproducts known as “bleaching factors” that lighten teeth.
Optimum whitening results are achieved only when these whitening gels are: fully potent; chemically influenced to produce a high percentage of free radicals (instead of simply oxygen and water); and are allowed extended time for these factors to diffuse thoroughly into the microstructure of teeth.
Clinical Research Associates (CRA) as well as other researchers have found that whitening gel in conventional whitening trays is only strongly active for 25-35 minutes. This is due to rapid contamination of the whitening gel by saliva.
Both saliva and sulcular fluid contain an abundance of the anti-oxidant enzyme peroxidase. When filling a set of upper and lower whitening trays with whitening gel, approximately 6.5mg of peroxide is placed in the trays. Saliva is capable of destroying a full 29mg of peroxide per minute! It takes very little contamination of the whitening gel in the trays by saliva to destroy whitening gel on contact.
KöR whitening KöR-Seal™ trays are specifically designed to seal both saliva and sulcular fluid out of the whitening trays. These trays, in combination with KöR Whitening’s continuously refrigerated Dual-Activated, Tri-Barrel™ Hydremide® Peroxide Technology provide 6 to 10 hours of whitening activity compared to the typical 25-35 minutes.
The result is a thorough cleansing of debris from between enamel rods, rejuvenating the enamel and delivering truly amazing whiteness.
Learn more about cosmetic dental services when you visit Walnut Creek Family & Cosmetic Dental. Call Walnut Creek Dentist Dr. Julia Lee at (925) 930-8488 to schedule a consultation today!