Several treatments can help you get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted just in time for Valentine’s Day. Surface whiteners and bleaching products are common solutions to fix stained teeth.

How to choose the best teeth whitening option depends on the type of your stain, and if you want fast results to impress your valentine. KöR is a great solution for those stubborn stains that won’t go away, and Spa Dent produces great results in a short period of time.

Treating Stained Teeth

There are two whitening treatments that can improve the color of your teeth. Those are surface whiteners and bleaching. The majority of bleaching products are peroxide based and can physically alter the color of the tooth itself. However, not all stains can be corrected with bleaching treatments; some are just too stubborn. To ensure the bleaching treatment will work, first, visit your dentist who will help determine the cause of the stain. This consultation is crucial for individuals who have fillings, root canals, crowns, or extremely dark stained teeth.

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There are a number of bleaching products available for people to choose from. If allowing a dentist to whiten your teeth, he or she will use one of two methods to get your new, white smile. If your teeth have extrinsic stains from food, tobacco, beverages, or old age, dentists can perform vital bleaching, which is done on living teeth. If your problem tooth is no longer considered alive (i.e. if you’ve had a root canal), your dentist will use non-vital bleaching to remove the stain. To obtain a white smile, your dentist can apply the bleach directly to your teeth and heat it to start the reaction. They may also provide you with a mouth guard filled with special bleach to wear or give you a special toothpaste that has bleach mixed with it.

Surface whiteners are the second way to improve your smile before your Valentine’s Day date. Surface whiteners use special abrasives to help whiten your teeth. Many products that are considered surface whiteners are toothpastes or chewing gums. The special abrasives found in these products are only finer versions of what are already in basic toothpastes or chewing gums. These finer versions won’t cause any extra wear on your teeth. The effectiveness of these products, however, is limited to only surface stains. More complex discoloration will not likely be fixed by using these products; the bleaching option would be the best choice in this case.

Spa Dent Whitening Solution

If you don’t like the idea of whitening your teeth yourself, Dr. Jason Harvey can do it using the Spa Dent whitening solution. While at-home whitening kits may be perfect for some people, this in-office treatment produces much faster results. This solution is perfect if you want to brighten up your smile by Valentine’s Day to look the absolute best for your date. However, although the solution works faster, the results will also disappear quicker than an at-home solution. In-office treatments utilize red and blue light to whiten teeth. Blue light accelerates the peroxide, which is what creates the fast results, and the red light helps tissue regenerate. After the treatment is done, it’s important to drink only water until one hour has passed, and avoid consuming anything that can cause stains for 24 hours.

KöR Tooth Whitening Solution

KöR is a tooth whitening solution provided by many Edmonton dentists. KöR is recognized as a world effective whitening system that doesn’t use lasers or lights to get its results. The whitening solution is cost-effective, produces long-lasting results, and has home kits to make teeth whitening more convenient.

KöR offers four different kinds of treatments: Home, Max, Ultra, and Ultra-T. Depending on which treatment is used, individuals can obtain desired results either at home or at the dentist. Unlike the other treatments, the Home option allows for either daytime or nighttime whitening and is perfect for patients who have minimal time to whiten their smile. The Max treatment, which is the bestseller, combines at-home whitening with one in-office visit. For stubborn cases, the Ultra treatment works its magic, and the Ultra-T works exceptionally well on stains that were previously thought to be untreatable. All four treatments should be used for a two week period to get the bet results. That means you should start now if you want to look your best for your big date.

While Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the love around you, it can also be filled with a lot of pressure. Don’t let insecurities (like a stained smile) stand in your way of happiness. Book your appointment today to see how we can help you get the perfect smile in time for this special day.