What is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening refers to the removal of stains and discoloration of teeth by a trained dental professional. Unlike over-the-counter whitening kits and products, professional whitening treatments are tailored to the specific needs of the patient. Your dentist will only go forward with whitening procedures after examining and evaluating your smile.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening treatments have a host of benefits, including the following:
- Fast Treatment: Professional teeth whitening with KöR or Sinsational can remove years of staining in just one session.
- Effectiveness: Our professional whitening systems better penetrate your enamel, treating intrinsic stains that lay below the surface and usually can’t be treated with retail whitening products.
- Safety: In-office teeth whitening is overseen by your cosmetic dentist. Any take-home trays or pens come with specific instructions to ensure your teeth stay both healthy and bright. Your Honolulu cosmetic dentist will also make sure that your teeth are in suitable condition for these powerful whitening systems before we begin your treatment.
- Prevents Sensitivity & Irritation: Our professional teeth whitening systems, KöR and Sinsational Smile, prevent post-whitening sensitivity. Additionally, the precise application from your whitening dentist will help keep any whitening agents from your soft oral tissues, preventing irritation.
Our Professional Teeth Whitening Options
KöR whitening is an in-office whitening system using refrigerated dual-activated, Tri-Barrel™ Hydremide® peroxide gel. Refrigeration keeps the gel potent, allowing it to produce stunning results without the assistance of light or lasers. KöR whitening treatment can brighten your smile up to 16 shades.
Before your in-office treatment, Dr. Nishime will have custom-whitening trays created for you that will allow you to continue whitening your teeth at home. Your in-office treatment involves our Honolulu cosmetic dentist applying the gel to your teeth after protecting your soft tissues with plastic barriers. Your dentist will let the gel sit on your teeth for as long as it takes to achieve your whitening goals before thoroughly rinsing your mouth.
To use your at-home whitening trays simply clean your teeth, express a small line of gel to the bottom of the trays, and press the trays onto the arches of your teeth. Wear them for the prescribed time.
While wearing your trays, you can move around and do other things, but be sure not to eat or drink anything as this can interfere with the whitening process. Remove the trays and rinse your teeth to reveal a brighter smile. You can then rinse your trays and safely store them for later use.
Sinsational smile is an in-office and at-home treatment that has consistently been voted one of the best teeth-whitening systems in the world. Today, it stands as the best whitening system in the United States. The organic menthol uses in place of potassium nitrate masks the teeth, preventing any post-whitening sensitivity.
Sinsational Smile uses a powerful 25% Carbamide Peroxide whitening gel combined with an eco-friendly, ultra-comfortable, pre-filled silicone tray and LED rays. Both the gel and the trays are certified GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) by the Eco-Dentistry Association®. Prepping for Sinsational is the fastest around, taking less than one minute.
During your whitening treatment, your Honolulu cosmetic dentist will apply the recyclable whitening tray to your teeth. The tray is made to conform to the unique profile of your smile, allowing your jaw to relax during treatment and ensuring that none of the gel touches your gums. Once the tray is placed, they’ll expose the gel to LED rays for 20 minutes. The LED light accelerates the gel and after less than 20 minutes, your smile will be up to five shades whiter!
Once we achieve the shade you want, we’ll rinse the gel to reveal your new smile. You’ll return home with your take-home whitening pen and specific instructions on how to use it. Use your pen to whiten your smile at home and continue your whitening treatment or touch up your results as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Professional teeth whitening is the safest way to whiten your smile. Thanks to professional oversight and instruction from your cosmetic dentist, professional teeth whitening helps prevent enamel damage, excess post-whitening sensitivity, and gum tissue irritation due to contact with whitening agents. Additionally, you won’t be approved for whitening treatment unless it’s been confirmed during your initial consultation that it won’t damage your smile.
The results from KöR and Sinsational Smile whitening can last anywhere from six months to three years, although you’ll likely need touch-ups to preserve your results. You can renew your results by using your KöR whitening trays or Sinsational Smile whitening pen and visiting your dental office for professional whitening treatments every six months to a year.
Teeth whitening is usually not covered by insurance because it’s a purely cosmetic procedure. If you need help affording your professional teeth whitening treatment, your cosmetic dentist and their dental team might set up an in-office payment plan for you. Rest assured that your dentist will work with you to make sure you can enjoy a brighter, whiter smile.
Professional teeth whitening is a normally painless procedure. KöR and Sinsational are both specially designed to prevent post-whitening sensitivity, while still delivering powerful treatment. If you experience dental discomfort when you shouldn’t, it may point to a problem that your cosmetic dentist can diagnose and treat at your dental office.
For the Best Teeth Whitening Treatment, Call Us Today!
Advanced Restorative Dentistry is here to help patients safely whiten their smiles while delivering the results they want. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Nishime offers KöR whitening and Sinsational Smile whitening to patients from Honolulu and surrounding areas such as Kailua, O‘ahu, and Kapolei, HI.
If you want to take advantage of teeth whitening that works, then contact our Honolulu office by dialing (808) 732-0291. You can also get in touch with us by filling out the contact form below, and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly.