Teeth Whitening Specialist

Wesmark Family Dentistry -  - General Dentist

Wesmark Family Dentistry

General Dentist located in Sumter, SC

Teeth whitening is one of the most cost-effective and hassle-free ways to enhance your smile. At Wesmark Family Dentistry in Sumter, South Carolina, the dental specialists use KöR® teeth whitening products to create outstanding smiles. The expert dental team can whiten your teeth in only a few hours. To find out more about teeth whitening, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes yellow teeth?

Your teeth can turn yellow for a variety of reasons. Certain medications, age, and the things you drink and eat can all contribute. Beverages like red wine, coffee, and tea can leave surface stains on the enamel of your teeth and turn your teeth yellow. Smoking and tobacco are also big culprits.

Over time, these surface stains go beneath the enamel to the dentin of your tooth, making the stain even harder to remove.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes. Whitening your teeth is a safe process when you follow product guidelines and instructions. The professionals at Wesmark Family Dentistry offer KöR® whitening treatments for safe, reliable results.

While the KöR whitening solution is safe to put in your mouth and on your teeth, you may experience temporary tooth and gum sensitivity due to the bleaching agents.

What is the preparation for a KöR treatment?

Before your first treatment, a dental specialist at Wesmark Family Dentistry will take an impression of your teeth and consult with you about the level of whitening you want.

On your second visit, they will take pictures of your teeth in order to record their shade. Then they will provide you with a KöR pre-bleach treatment, which includes a KöR-Night Whitening gel and KöR desensitizer.

You must apply the treatment every night for 14 nights, or up until the night before your in-office cleaning. To make sure you get it right, your dental specialist will show you how to use KORseal trays with the pre-bleach solution.

What is the KöR in-office procedure like?

When you come in for your KöR in-office teeth-whitening treatment, your dental specialist will perform a deep bleaching of your teeth, which should take about 90 minutes.

To begin, your dental professional will cover your gums and lips to protect them from the solution. They will then fill trays with the bleaching solution and position them over your teeth. Once the trays are on your teeth, you can sit back and relax as the bleach whitens your teeth.

When your bleaching treatment is complete, your dental expert may put a post-treatment gel on your teeth to reduce any sensitivity you might feel. That’s it. Your teeth are whiter, and your smile shows it.*

If you'd rather whiten your teeth gradually over the course of a few weeks without going into the office, you can purchase an at-home whitening kit.

To learn more about KöR whitening treatments, book an appointment online or over the phone with Wesmark Family Dentistry today.

*Individual results may vary.