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Teeth Whitening – Tallahassee, FL

Professional Smile Brightening Solutions

Something that everybody knows but hardly ever mentions is that a bright white smile has a lot of power. When someone flashes a pristine-looking set of teeth, they instantly capture everyone’s attention. If you’ve noticed that your teeth are looking stained and yellow lately, they probably aren’t projecting exactly who you are to the world. What caused this? You brush and floss your teeth consistently, but nothing seems to be improving the color. Why aren’t your teeth white anymore? Dr. Ransey Boyd and Dr. Kirstin Walther can answer these questions and offer you the solution you’ve been looking for with KoR or Zoom! products. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Why You Might Need Teeth Whitening

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Everyday factors like coffee, wine, tobacco, age, and even genetics can affect the color of your teeth. Darkly colored foods and drinks have pigments that seep into the pores of your enamel and stain it. Also, over time, enamel naturally begins to thin, and this reveals the yellow dentin that lies underneath. Enamel is translucent, so even a small amount of wear can noticeably change its appearance.

Unfortunately, most whitening toothpaste does very little to eliminate these stains and some of them are actually quite abrasive and can make the problem worse. You might be tempted to try other over-the-counter whitening methods, but these are made to fit everyone, and the bleaching agent usually gets mixed with saliva, rendering it completely useless. To get guaranteed results, you need a whitening solution tailor-made just for you that has the same kind of products that you would find in a dentist’s office.

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Individuals who are considered good candidates for teeth whitening should have no serious oral health issues (i.e., cavities, tooth decay, gum disease). The reason is that these problems, if left untreated, can put your smile at risk for more serious issues. Anytime there is a concern regarding the state of your smile, it is best to seek restorative care before moving forward with any kind of cosmetic treatment.

However, if your teeth appear healthy but stains and discoloration are keeping you from feeling good about your appearance, you’ll likely be able to pursue at-home teeth whitening treatment with KoR or Zoom!

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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Professional teeth whitening will produce longer-lasting results than any of the drug-store brand varieties. This is because those used by dentists near you contain higher-grade bleaching gel that penetrates the tooth enamel and eliminates intrinsic and extrinsic stains. At Boyd & Walther Dental Associates, we offer custom-made take-home whitening kits to remove the discoloration that’s holding your smile back. With KoR and Zoom!, it’s easier than ever to achieve your dream look. Simply click on the button below to learn more!

Professional vs. Store-Bought Whitening

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Not sure whether to choose professional whitening treatment or a store-bought whitening kit? The significant difference in quality will make that choice easy for you! Professional teeth whitening kits, which are administered by dentists, use higher concentrations of bleaching agents to deliver faster and more effective results. Best of all, the process is supervised, ensuring safety and minimizing sensitivity.

On the other hand, store-bought kits offer convenience but contain lower concentrations, resulting in a gradual whitening process. Professional kits provide customized trays for precise application, while over-the-counter options may have generic trays. While both can lighten teeth, professional kits offer a more durable and personalized approach, with the added benefit of professional guidance for your ideal results.

Take-Home Zoom! Teeth Whitening

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Zoom! take-home whitening kits are a safe solution for a noticeably whiter smile in just one to two weeks. With professional-grade results and minimal sensitivity, the process begins with a consultation, ensuring the best kit selection for your needs. We’ll custom-make your mouth trays to ensure a perfect fit, enhancing safety and efficacy. The whitening gel, featuring ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), minimizes sensitivity and is endorsed by the ADA. Proven to provide professional results, it's a convenient and effective at-home whitening solution.

Take-Home KoR Teeth Whitening

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KoR offers a personalized approach to tackling minor and stubborn dental stains, even those caused by aging or medications. You can choose between KoR-Night for nighttime whitening, providing effective results at a lower cost, or KoR-Day for daytime whitening, perfect for those who prefer not to wear trays while sleeping or have sensitive teeth. The KoR Home whitening system is an excellent choice that offers flexibility with options for both nighttime and daytime treatments.

Which Teeth Whitening Brand Is Right for Me? 

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Choosing the right professional teeth whitening treatment is crucial for achieving your desired results. Fortunately, we offer two top-notch options: Zoom! and KoR. Zoom! is a quick solution ideal for mild to moderate discoloration. Meanwhile, KoR tackles deep, stubborn stains with reduced sensitivity.

At the end of the day, your choice depends on your goals and the nature of your stains. During your consultation, our team will guide you toward the most effective and convenient treatment tailored to your unique needs.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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After you have completed the whitening treatment, be sure to maintain your regular oral hygiene routine at home and get regular checkups with Boyd & Walther Dental Associates. With the proper care, your new smile should last for months. Moderate your consumption of drinks like coffee and soda as well as any darkly colored foods. If you notice your smile starting to fade again, just come back to our dental office and we’ll provide you with another kit.

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