Teeth Whitening

Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve the look of your smile. If you want to put the sparkle back in your smile, schedule an appointment at Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry. Tanya Orr, DDS, offers safe and effective teeth whitening that can make your smile bright, white, and radiant. Book your visit today by calling the Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, office or scheduling an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

Your teeth lose their shine for a number of reasons, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Eating and drinking darkly pigmented foods and beverages
  • Using tobacco products
  • Genetics
  • Age

Your teeth can also get discolored as a side effect of some medications, like certain antihistamines and antipsychotics, or as a result of early exposure to tetracycline antibiotics.

What teeth-whitening options are available?

Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry offers two different methods for professionally whitening your teeth:

In-office whitening

In-office whitening happens under the direct supervision of your dentist and can brighten your smile by up to eight shades in a single office visit. 

Your dentist applies a protective coating over your gums and tooth-root surfaces and then uses a device called a retractor to hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth. 

Next, they paint a professional-grade whitening solution on your teeth that brightens your smile while you wait in the chair. You leave the office with radiant teeth and an instantly improved smile.

Take-home whitening

With take-home whitening, your dentist uses an impression of your mouth to fabricate custom-designed bleaching trays made from flexible plastic that fit snugly over the top and bottom arches of your smile. 

You fill your trays with a professional-strength bleaching solution and wear them for a prescribed amount of time every day for a few weeks. At-home bleaching allows you to improve your smile from the comfort of your own home within a matter of weeks.

What is KöR® Whitening?

Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry uses the KöR Whitening for its treatments. KöR is a revolutionary whitening solution that uses a continuous refrigeration process that allows its whitening solution to decrease sensitivity and give you results that don’t fade over time. 

With KöR Whitening, all you need is occasional at-home maintenance to make your results last indefinitely. 

KöR’s products also stand up against further staining, meaning you can continue drinking coffee and red wine after your treatment and not have to worry about ruining your teeth. KöR Whitening even works on teeth that are discolored from early exposure to tetracycline antibiotics.

Can’t I just use a store-bought whitening kit?

You should never use over-the-counter kits to whiten your teeth. Despite their increasing popularity, store-bought whitening products are ineffective at best and can actually do harm to your oral health.

The generic strips and trays in over-the-counter kits aren’t designed for your unique smile, so the bleaching solution frequently leaks out and irritates your gums. 

And when the whitening solution does manage to stay in contact with your teeth, it’s not nearly as effective as the KöR Whitening gel that you get at Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry.

For a truly radiant smile, schedule your professional whitening treatment today by calling the office or booking your visit online