KOR whitening treatment

Teeth Whitening in Hackensack, NJ

Beautify Your Smile

Do you hide your smile due to the color of your teeth? Over time, food and beverages can stain your teeth and result in a lackluster smile. Having yellow teeth doesn’t mean your smile isn’t healthy, but it can affect your confidence. State Street Smiles can lift the stains from your teeth with a simple, effective whitening procedure so you can flaunt your pearly whites once again. 

Dr. Jackson is well-versed in confronting tooth stains at their source and helping patients achieve their cosmetic smile goals. 

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How Teeth Whitening Works

During a teeth whitening procedure, a special bleaching agent is applied to the teeth which penetrate the enamel and oxidizes the stains right out. The result is a stunning smile that is several shades brighter. 

Our practice uses the highly-rated Kör Whitening system because it’s effective and convenient. We combine in-office treatment with at-home whitening trays to achieve beautiful, long-lasting results.

Ideal candidates for teeth whitening:

  • Have surface-level stains. If your teeth have been deeply stained, a teeth whitening treatment may not be the ideal solution for bringing out your best smile. 
  • Have healthy teeth. If your teeth have been affected by tooth decay or are in need of repair, they’ll need to be treated before they can be professionally whitened. 
  • Have healthy gums. If you suffer from any stage of periodontal disease, we’ll need to address that and restore the health of your gums before we can perform a teeth whitening treatment.  

Benefits of The Kӧr System 

There are many benefits to the Kӧr Whitening System, including:

  • Noticeably whiter teeth for a beautiful smile
  • Effective on stubborn stains, including tetracycline stains
  • Results with very little sensitivity, if any
  • Long-lasting results
  • Entirely safe for your teeth and gums
  • Comfortable and easy treatment
  • No need to give up coffee, tea, or wine
  • Great for ages 14 and up
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In-Office Teeth Whitening 

Before your whitening treatment begins, your dentist will ensure certain protective measures are in place. While teeth whitening is safe, the high-strength gel can cause sensitivity in your gums and soft tissues. After these steps, your quick whitening procedure can begin.

Most patients notice a significant difference in the color of their smile after a single appointment. For more dramatic results, you can continue brightening your smile from the comfort of your own home with our customized whitening trays.

At-Home Whitening

To continue your whitening treatment at home, we’ll take an impression of your teeth and make a custom tray. Once this tray has been created, your dentist will show you how to properly use the whitening system.

Following our instructions, you’ll be able to whiten your teeth at home over the course of a few weeks. The Kӧr system is different from other at-home whitening trays because they’re made to seal out saliva and other fluids, which can limit the effectiveness of whitening gel.

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Aftercare For Teeth Whitening  

Teeth whitening sometimes causes temporary sensitivity. Some people’s teeth are more sensitive to peroxide than others and may experience some discomfort after whitening. Post-whitening tooth sensitivity often goes away quickly and doesn’t cause any additional harm.

With that being said, it can be concerning and uncomfortable to experience sensitivity after whitening. The Kӧr system is designed to result in little to no sensitivity after treatment, so you can enjoy its benefits even if you’ve experienced sensitivity from other whitenings products.

In the days and weeks following your teeth whitening, Dr. Jackson may recommend avoiding certain beverages, foods, and products that can stain your teeth including:

  • Colored beverages such as wine, coffee, fruit juices, and sodas
  • Staining foods such as acidic fruits, colorful spices or sauces, and red meat
  • Tobacco products
  • Colored dental hygiene products such as mouthwash and toothpaste

Frequently Asked Questions

Does teeth whitening always work?
Can teeth whitening damage teeth?
Does teeth whitening always work?

There are some cases of tooth discoloration that can’t be improved through teeth whitening treatments. As a general rule of thumb, if your teeth are yellow-tinted, teeth whitening will likely work because these stains are often caused by foods and beverages.

If your teeth are brown or gray, there’s a possibility that the whitening treatment won’t work as effectively. In cases where tooth discoloration is caused by medication or injury, another treatment such as porcelain veneers may be a better choice for your smile.

Teeth whitening cannot be done on decayed teeth or on the following types of dental restorations:

  • Porcelain crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental implants

If you’re in need of a dental restoration procedure but still want a whiter smile, we recommend having your teeth whitened first. 

Can teeth whitening damage teeth?

No, teeth whitening treatments are designed to be safe when used properly. While the whitening gel is powerful, our dentists will make sure your teeth and gums are protected. The at-home trays are designed to protect your safety when used as instructed.

You may experience some sensitivity after your whitening treatment, but this is normal. This feeling usually fades quickly, and it’s best to avoid additional whitening until it does. If you’re concerned about tooth sensitivity after whitening, please call our office at (201) 487-7030 so we can help.

A BRIGHTER SMILE TODAY

Teeth whitening can enhance your life and make you proud of your smile. Whether it’s for an important event, such as a wedding, or simply for the benefit of having a beautiful smile, State Street Smiles can help elevate your life.

To learn more about teeth whitening, contact us by calling (201) 487-7030 or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to speaking with you about your smile.

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