Do you ever wonder how celebrities get their bright, white smiles? It’s not genetics or even exclusive whitening treatments reserved for VIPs—it’s the same in-office teeth whitening treatments available at the dentist’s office. That said, as acclaimed cosmetic dentists who have been featured on numerous television shows, we have a few tricks up our sleeve when it comes to giving all our patients smiles with star power. We offer the newest, most effective teeth whitening treatment on the market today: the KöR whitening deep bleaching system. Here are some of the most common questions our patients have about teeth whitening at our practice.
What does teeth whitening cost on the Upper West Side?
The cost range for in-office teeth whitening on the Upper West Side is anywhere from $450 per tooth to $850 per tooth, depending on the type of treatment being performed. This cost is for a single treatment; more may be needed for stains that are resistant to whitening. We choose to offer KöR whitening at our practice because it provides reliable, impressive results without requiring a number of return visits.
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
Every patient is different, but in our experience, KöR whitening produces the most impressive, long-lasting results. This system is widely considered to be the most effective teeth bleaching treatment ever developed. There are some circumstances in which the best way to whiten your smile may be with dental veneers—particularly when you have other aesthetic concerns in addition to discoloration—but for most patients, KöR whitening is the best there is.
Why do my teeth look more yellow after whitening at home?
If you’ve purchased whitening kits online or tried home remedies like baking soda scrubs, you may have eroded the enamel on your teeth. Thinner tooth enamel means the dentin underneath shows through, resulting in a yellow appearance. This is why we recommend professional teeth whitening over DIY solutions.
How long does teeth whitening last?
What we love about KöR whitening is that at-home maintenance is built right into the system—you’ll be given custom trays to use once a month to maintain your brighter smile. As long as you continue with monthly maintenance, practice good oral hygiene habits, and follow our aftercare instructions, you’ll see long-lasting results.
Does teeth whitening ruin your teeth?
No, professional teeth whitening doesn’t ruin your teeth, but over-the-counter whitening kits used longer or more frequently than recommended can irritate the soft tissues in the mouth and damage the tooth enamel. When you choose professional whitening treatments, you can feel confident knowing that our team will make sure your teeth are whitened safely, without harming your teeth or gums.
Is KöR whitening worth it?
Absolutely! We wouldn’t recommend it if it wasn’t. Our patients are thrilled with KöR whitening because it offers a dramatic transformation with lasting results.