Teeth Whitening – How To Get the Radiant Smile You Deserve

Teeth with dark or yellow stains can make you feel less confident in your smile. They can interrupt your life in unexpected ways, causing you to avoid photos or smile less due to feeling self-conscious. Fortunately, a radiant smile is closer than you think. We offer multiple teeth whitening options to help you get the smile that you deserve.professional teeth whitening

For in-office treatment, look no further than the Kör Whitening system. We love it for its consistency and ability to deliver the best whitening results. For at-home tooth whiteners, we also offer the Opalescence teeth whitening system in our office. Unlike drugstore options, it produces better results without harming your oral health.

Dental Office Whitening

Always opt for in-office treatment if you want to get the most thorough tooth whitening possible. By choosing this route, you’ll receive whitening treatments in a controlled environment under the supervision of our expert staff. You can also rest easy knowing that our preferred treatments have been chosen for both effectiveness and safety.

Kör Whitening

Dr. Wes and the rest of our team are big fans of Kör Whitening and for good reason. It was developed by dentists and is considered one of the most effective bleaching systems you can find. 

We love it for its predictability. Most teeth whitening treatments use hydrogen peroxide as the primary whitening agent. This is the case whether it’s office whitening or an at-home system. The whitening gel gets broken down into water, oxygen, and bleaching factors which do most of the whitening. 

Unfortunately, the conditions are rarely ideal to get perfectly whiter teeth. This is the result of saliva and other naturally occurring fluids in your mouth. They cause the gel to lose its effectiveness, resulting in less than stellar results. We love Kör Whitening since it takes these factors into account and leaves you with a brighter smile.

Are you interested in how My Family Dentistry can help you get a whiter smile? Check out The Surefire Way to Get Whiter Teeth to learn more!

Home Teeth Whitening

If you’ve walked down the oral care aisle of your local grocery store then you know there are tons of products to help with tooth stains. If you struggle with tooth discoloration, then at-home whitening treatments may be a place to start your whitening journey. 

However, not all at-home treatments are created equal, and we rarely recommend them. Results can vary depending on the formula, and they may even do more harm than good for your oral health. While whitening toothpaste, teeth whitening strips, and other home kits may be cheaper, they can also create problems if you have sensitive teeth and gums. 

Side effects from teeth whitening kits can include increased tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. They may also cause problems if you have:

  • Dental restorations
  • Deep stains
  • Fillings 
  • Crowns

That’s why you should always talk to us before using teeth whitening products. We can help you choose the best option to keep your teeth healthy while getting a radiant smile.


Store-bought options can vary for similar reasons as in-office treatments, which is why Opalescence is our at-home whitening treatment of choice. As with Kör Whitening, the gel in Opalescence is a much higher quality, helping it stay in place for a more complete whitening experience. 

Unlike over-the-counter strips and trays from the drugstore, Opalescence helps oxygen molecules penetrate the tooth enamel. This allows it to deeply penetrate and whiten areas that aren’t even covered by the gel. Thanks to the deeper and more even distribution, you’re left with a radiant smile that you’ll be proud to show off. You can purchase Opalescence in our office.

Want to learn more about the whitening process? Read How Teeth Whitening Gel Works to find out! 

How to Prevent Stained Teeth

The best way to help prevent teeth stains is to start at home. A consistent oral hygiene regimen will remove a lot of stain-causing material such as food and plaque. This is why brushing and flossing, along with regular cleanings, are so important. Not only will they help keep your teeth healthy, but beautiful as well.

You can also prevent stains by watching what you eat and drink. Certain foods and beverages can stain your teeth more than others, such as: 

  • Berries
  • Tomato sauce
  • Curries
  • Red wine
  • Coffee
  • Tea

To reduce stains, opt for food and drink that is lighter in color, such as cream sauces. You should also choose water over nearly any other drink to help protect your teeth from stains. 

Smoking is also a major factor since tobacco and nicotine can turn your teeth yellow and cause bad breath. It can also lead to other problems such as gum disease and oral cancer. It’s best to quit smoking as soon as possible to protect every aspect of your health. 

Kör Whitening is our go-to for in-office whitening. It was developed by dentists to provide the most in-depth whitening available. Opalescence is our at-home treatment of choice. Unlike drugstore options, you can get a radiant smile without increased tooth or gum sensitivity. To help prevent stains, practice good oral hygiene and avoid food and drink that may stain your teeth.

Are you ready to get the radiant smile you deserve? Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

My Family Dentistry is open Monday through Thursday and every other Friday. Give us a call at (865) 947-6453 or you can schedule an appointment online.

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