Achieve a Brighter, Whiter Smile with Teeth Whitening
Stained, lackluster teeth make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Professional teeth whitening offers an easy, affordable, and safe way to lighten your teeth and rejuvenate your appearance. At our dental practice in Lake Charles, LA, Dr. Edward J. Hebert and Dr. Scott M. Hannaman use KöR® Home Whitening, one of the most effective whitening systems on the market. Whitening your teeth at home allows you to achieve a brighter smile at your own pace and with KöR, we can even address deep stains affecting the inner layers of your teeth.
Custom at-home teeth whitening trays are more powerful and effective than over-the-counter alternatives.
Who Can Benefit from Professional Whitening?
When supervised by a dentist, teeth whitening is very safe. As a result, it is accessible to a variety of patients with stained or yellow teeth. The KöR system can also provide results for patients with intrinsic (internal) stains from tetracycline use or other issues. However, if you have thin enamel or extreme dental sensitivity, bleaching may not be right for you.
Teeth whitening at our office can provide beautiful results in a short period of time.
Dr. Herbert or Hannaman can examine your oral health and recommend the best line of treatment. For patients with severe discoloration, we may suggest an alternative to teeth whitening, such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Convenient At-Home Whitening
Using the advanced KöR Home Whitening System, you can bleach your teeth in the comfort of your own home. Dr. Herbert or Hammaman can provide you with one of two great options:
Patients who choose nighttime whitening typically achieve their desired results after about two weeks. Daytime whitening generally takes longer. However, it can be a good option for patients who cannot wear whitening trays while they sleep, including those who clench or grind their teeth.
The Typical Treatment Timeline
For patients using KöR Home, the first step is impressions. A member of our team will create a precise mold of your smile and send it to the lab to fabricate your custom KöR-Seal Whitening Trays. These trays prevent whitening solution from transferring onto your gums, protecting you from sensitivity. When they are ready, you can take your whitening kit home and begin the process.
Simply fill your trays with whitening gel and place them over your teeth for the predetermined period of time. Depending on the strength of your gel, you may wear them for 30 minutes to an hour, or overnight.
Maintaining Your Results
Professional teeth whitening can provide beautiful results. However, once your treatment is complete, you will need to maintain your bright, white smile. You should:
- Use a straw for beverages that can stain, such as coffee, tea, or red wine
- Brush immediately after consuming a stain-causing food or drink
- Undergo touch-up whitening treatments
- Attend regular cleanings at our office
Consistent oral hygiene can also prevent stains from forming on the surface of your teeth.
Rejuvenate Your Smile
If your teeth are stained or yellow, a whitening treatment from Drs. Herbert or Hannaman can restore the natural brilliance of your smile. For more information about teeth whitening or one of our other cosmetic procedures, contact our office online or call (337) 474-4892 to speak to a member of our team today.