Watch as Dr. Corey Wilson explains the difference between clinical teeth whitening and all the over-the-counter solutions.

Hi I’m Dr. Corey Wilson at Meadowmont Dentistry,
Today I want to share what you need to know about teeth whitening.

It’s an extremely popular request from our patients, and yet teeth whitening also requires users to be aware of the pros and cons of whitening.

Here are the 3 key points I make to our patients who are considering teeth whitening treatment.

First, most over-the-counter teeth whitening products will not produce the results most people are seeking. I’m talking about lights and lasers, pens and paint-on solutions, or whitening toothpastes or rinses. These may offer slight variances of whitening but will not produce the level of whiteness most people are seeking.

Second, before beginning any whitening treatment a patient’s teeth and mouth need to be clean and healthy. Only then does it make clinical sense to offer whitening as a treatment.
While the treatment options in our practice are safe, there is still risk of tooth sensitivity and burning gums if there are unresolved dental issues.

And finally, for patients seeking the best possible results from teeth whitening we offer a clinical solution that is safe and effective. It’s called the KOR Teeth Whitening System. In this system we create custom trays to fit your teeth. A high quality bleaching agent is then put into the trays and placed over your teeth. This system keeps the bleaching agent in the tray and surrounding your teeth, while keeping saliva out. When proper protocols are followed we have found this system to produce better results than any other we’ve tried.

Final thoughts: teeth whitening is BIG business, and you can find it just about anywhere. But just like anything else, not all solutions will deliver your desired results. If teeth whitening is a treatment you wish to explore, start by consulting your dentist.

At Meadowmont Dentistry we know what it takes to make patients’ smiles brighter and whiter.
Ask your hygienists for more details next time you visit, or SCHEDULE a free teeth whitening consultation to better understand what YOU can expect from this treatment.

Thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time.