Teeth Whitening in Greensboro - Zoom and KoR
Teeth Whitening and Bleaching –
ZOOM!® / KöR®
Teeth Whitening in Greensboro, NC
Teeth whitening is a fast, easy and gentle way to restore the natural beauty of your smile. Whether you want an instant, one visit whitening treatment or you want to try a convenient take home kit, we will find the solution to meet your needs.
KöR® Teeth Whitening
Dr. Farless is now offering the advanced KOR Whitening system for our patients who are interested in permanently whitening their teeth. The KOR system is considered to be the most reliable and effective bleaching system ever developed.
Features of the KOR system include:
- Beautiful, healthy and natural looking white results
- Effective even on tetracycline-stained (dark) teeth
- Low to no sensitivity
- A comfortable, easy process
- No need to give up coffee, tea, or red wine
- Permanent results – white teeth for your lifetime!
- Entirely safe for teeth and gums
- Perfect for ages 14 – 90
If you’re too embarrassed to smile, have dark-stained teeth, or just simply want a whiter smile, the superiority of KOR Whitening is just what you need. Get WOW! whitening – call or click for your KOR whitening consultation today!
ZOOM!™ Teeth Whitening
No matter how well you care for your teeth, it is likely that your teeth will darken over time. ZOOM!™ in-office teeth whitening system can remove years of discoloration in just one visit! But, to maintain the whiteness of the ZOOM!™ program, we strongly recommend continuing to bleach occasionally with the ZOOM!™ gel at home. This is the only way to maintain the whiteness of the ZOOM!™ program.
Take Home Kit
Teeth Whitening FAQ
What are my teeth whitening options?
You can have your teeth whitened in a dentist’s office, at home with custom whitening trays, or with over-the-counter products. The in-office treatment is usually the strongest and most effective, but all options can be effective when used properly. Your decision will depend on your own preferences.
Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?
Most people are candidates for teeth whitening. People of any age can benefit from the treatment as long as their permanent teeth have grown in. However, teeth whitening works best on yellow teeth. The treatment might not be as effective on gray teeth.
Will there be a follow-up to the teeth whitening treatment?
Your dentist may ask that you return after a few days for a checkup to make sure your gums are healthy.
How can I maintain the results?
As much as possible, avoid products that stain teeth, including coffee, tea, wine, and cigarettes. If you do consume a food or drink that will stain your teeth, brush your teeth or rinse your mouth out immediately. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily will help prevent stains from accumulating on your newly-whitened teeth. Touch-up treatments can also help you maintain your results.
How often will I need touch-ups?
The frequency of touch-up treatments will depend on how long the whitening treatment lasts. If you avoid foods and beverages that stain your teeth, you’ll probably be able to last a year before needing a touch-up. If you frequently eat foods and beverages that stain your teeth, you may notice the whiteness fading in just one month.
Can I have my teeth whitened if I have crowns, fillings, or veneers?
Teeth whitening usually doesn’t affect crowns or other restorative materials, but it may weaken the bond between the enamel and the composite restorations. This issue will be temporary, though. Ask your dentist about your crowns, fillings, or veneers before you receive teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening treatments also can’t lighten tooth-colored restorations, so your natural teeth might not match your restorations after the whitening treatment.
Can I have my teeth whitened if I have sensitive teeth?
If your teeth are extremely sensitive, your dentist may advise you not to receive teeth whitening treatment. If they’re only mildly sensitive, you can brush with a desensitizing toothpaste for a couple of weeks before the treatment. Your dentist also may use potassium nitrate during the whitening process, which will reduce sensitivity. If you experience sensitivity during the whitening procedure, you can reduce the duration of the treatment. This may affect your results, but it will prevent pain or discomfort during and after the treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Tooth sensitivity is the most common side effect, but most people can have their teeth whitened without feeling any sensitivity. Another potential side effect is tissue irritation in the gums, which can be caused by an ill-fitting tray. This irritation should go away within a few days of completing the whitening treatment.
Will the treatment damage tooth enamel?
Teeth whitening will not damage tooth enamel. Dentin, the inner part of the tooth, absorbs most stains. During the teeth whitening procedure, the dentin will absorb the whitening gel, and the gel will have no effect on the enamel.
Will the treatment damage the nerve?
There is no evidence that teeth whitening will damage a tooth’s nerve. One study involving individuals who received teeth whitening treatment determined that no participants needed a root canal on any of the whitened teeth, even after seven years.
If I have a single dark tooth, can I whiten just that one?
A single dark tooth could be a signal of dental disease, so your dentist should take a look at it before the whitening treatment. If the tooth is still living and doesn’t need a root canal, your dentist can use a single-tooth tray that will target just the dark tooth.