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Three Myths About Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Glendale CA

Have you considered professional teeth whitening for stained or yellowed teeth? If not, you may have fallen victim to teeth whitening myths! Whether performed in-office or as a take-home kit, professional teeth whitening in Glendale, CA, is popular for many reasons. It’s time to bust the myths that may be keeping you from a brighter smile.

Myth: Teeth Whitening Is Painful

While it’s normal for your teeth to feel a bit sensitive for a short time after teeth whitening, avoiding hot and cold beverages will help. However, professional teeth whitening will not cause long-term tooth or gum sensitivity.

With professional teeth whitening, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth to create customized ...

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5 Things That Affect the Whiteness of Your Smile

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A bright, winning smile is a great asset. When you know you look your best, you feel good about yourself, and your confidence grows. And your confidence draws others to you which makes social and business interactions rich and rewarding.

If your once-bright smile needs a boost, professional teeth whitening can help. But you may wonder what caused your smile to fade so you know how to prevent it from happening again. 

The fact is that many variables affect the brightness of your teeth and have you looking for teeth whitening solutions. Here are a few:

Foods and Drinks

Surface stains from beverages like coffee, tea, red wine and colas and foods like ...

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The Unique Whitening Process of KöR

Teeth Whitening | Lucio H. Kim DDs

Your smile is usually the first thing that people notice about you, and when you feel good about the way you look, it shows. Very few of us were born with perfectly beautiful teeth, so there may be things about your smile that bother you and that you would like to change.

Revive Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

Nothing can detract from your appearance like stained, discolored teeth. That is why professional teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic treatment dentists offer. It is a quick and affordable solution that can dramatically refresh your smile.

Today, there are a wide variety of teeth whitening products available, but we choose KöR Whitening because ...

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Thinking of Whitening Your Teeth? Professional vs. Drugstore Whitening

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Some estimates say that Americans spend 1.4 billion dollars annually in their quest for a bright, head-turning smile, and it’s no wonder! There are very few treatments that can deliver the dramatic results that can be achieved with teeth whitening.

If you would like to get an idea of how popular teeth whitening is, take a stroll down the oral care aisle of your local drugstore; you will find hundreds of over-the-counter products and kits of all types that claim to provide dazzling results.

Professional vs. Drugstore Whitening

But how do over-the-counter products stack up against professional teeth whitening? Not very well, unfortunately. You can invest a lot of money and countless ...

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Keeping Your Shiny Smile Looking Great after Whitening

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Few cosmetic treatments offer the dramatic smile transformation possible with professional teeth whitening. Having your teeth whitened is an investment, so once you take the step, you want to do everything you can to maintain the sparkling results.

It’s a fact of life - as we age, our tooth enamel thins and becomes more porous. This leads to tooth discoloration as the yellowish layer of dentin beneath becomes more apparent and staining from certain foods and beverages that we consume. 

Another factor that contributes enormously to the whiteness of your smile is your general oral health routine. Are you brushing and flossing diligently? Do you visit your dentist for routine cleanings ...

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Three Steps to Get the Most from Your Whitening

Get the Most From Your Whitening | Lucio H. Kim, DDS

You finally went ahead and had a professional teeth whitening treatment at our Glendale dental office, and you’re absolutely THRILLED with the results! You’ve gotten everything you expected from your treatment and then some! 

Now you want to maintain that beautifully bright smile for as long as possible. It’s not complicated, but it does require a little effort and thought on your part. If you want to enjoy your new smile for as long as possible, we offer these three easy steps you can take to extend the life of your whitening treatment:

Make Your Bright Smile Last Longer

  1. Brush and floss diligently – You knew we would say that, didn’t you? ...

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How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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Are you ready to brighten your smile?

Whether you have a special event coming up or you simply want to improve the smile you see in the mirror every day, we are happy to help.

For our patients in Glendale, teeth whitening using the KöR whitening system provides excellent results, removing years of accumulated, set-in stains. KöR even helps remove stains that other whitening systems can’t – such as staining caused by the medication tetracycline.

But how does teeth whitening with KöR work?

  1. The first step is scheduling a consult with Dr. Kim to determine whether teeth whitening is the right choice for you. Dr. Kim will assess your level of staining, discuss ...

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