The Bonner Dental Network PC
Leslie E Bonner, DDS
Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Downtown, Washington, DC
If you have a yellow or discolored smile, consider KöR® teeth whitening. At The Bonner Dental Network PC, Leslie Bonner, DDS, and Shams Islam, DDS, only use the KöR® whitening system. The advanced treatment offers optimum results for all smiles. To make an appointment at the practice in Washington, DC, call the office to speak with a friendly staff member or use the convenient online scheduling tool.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What causes teeth to change color?
The number one cause of tooth discoloration is the natural aging process. Over the years, your tooth enamel breaks down and wears away, making the yellow dentin beneath increasingly visible.
Other factors that increase the risk of yellow or discolored teeth include:
- Oral trauma
- Poor oral hygiene
- Eating tomato-based foods
- Drinking beverages with tannins, including cola, red wine, or black tea
- Using tobacco
You’re also more likely to experience yellow or stained teeth if you take prescription medication that contains tetracycline.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a type of cosmetic dentistry that uses FDA-approved bleaching solutions to minimize the appearance of stains and discoloration. At The Bonner Dental Network PC, Dr. Bonner uses the KöR® teeth whitening system.
KöR® is unique in that it restores your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen. The more oxygen your teeth absorb, the whiter they appear. Kor is one of the few whitening systems available that guarantees optimal results. No matter the existing shade of your teeth, it’s possible to transform them.
How does KöR teeth whitening work?
KöR is an at-home teeth whitening system that allows you to brighten your teeth at your own pace. Before starting treatment, Dr. Bonner takes impressions of your teeth with an intraoral scanner and sends them to a laboratory that makes a custom set of mouthpieces.
A week later, you return to The Bonner Dental Network PC and try your mouthpieces on. Then, Dr. Bonner provides you with instructions.
Before going to bed, you place the KöR whitening solution in your mouthpieces and wear them overnight. You repeat these same steps for two or three weeks. Over time, the whitening solution cuts through stains, making your teeth between 8-12* shades lighter.
How do I keep my teeth white?
KöR is one of the only whitening systems on the market that guarantees results. Even so, to ensure your teeth remain bright and white, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene.
Dr. Bonner recommends visiting the office twice a year for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and brushing and flossing daily.
You might also want to consider quitting tobacco, drinking dark beverages from a straw, and wearing a mouthguard if you grind your teeth or play contact sports.
To further explore the benefits of teeth whitening, make an appointment at The Bonner Dental Network PC by calling the office to speak with a friendly staff member or clicking the online booking tool.
*Individual results may vary.