Professional Teeth Whitening: Safe & Effective

Teeth whitening is the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatment and it’s easy to see why. Scientific research proves that a beautiful smile will help you look more attractive, friendly, and approachable. People want a white smile as quickly and affordably as possible, which is why they often turn to retail whitening products. While these over-the-counter whitening products are readily available, they often deliver sub-par results. 

Additionally, the lack of professional oversight with these retail whitening products makes it easy to damage your teeth and cause excess sensitivity and irritation by misusing them. If you’re looking for a safe, effective way to whiten your smile, cosmetic dentist Dr. Hart of Sweet Hart Dental offers professional teeth whitening with the KöR whitening system at our Pembroke Pines office. 

What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening refers to processes and methods professional cosmetic dentists like Dr. Hart can use to remove stains and discoloration from your teeth. Once the stains are removed, you’ll enjoy a brighter, whiter, and more attractive smile. According to Oral Health Group, 82.5 percent of patients notice a significant difference in their smile after professional teeth whitening. Compare this to the percentage of people who claim to notice changes in their smile with non-prescription whiteners, less than 64 percent, and it’s easy to see why professional whitening is the preferred method.

The Risks of Non-Professional Teeth Whitening

It’s important to take into account that those 63.8 percent of people who have whitened their smiles using retail products, were probably not doing so safely. Retail whitening products make use of a one-size-fits-all approach, which doesn’t take into account your unique dental needs and sensitivities. Using these products also comes with a lack of professional oversight. This can easily result in enamel damage, excessive post-whitening sensitivity, and gum irritation due to misuse.

For these reasons and many more, professional teeth whitening is the better method. Keep reading to learn more about why you should choose professional teeth whitening.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

  • Fast Treatment Time: In-office professional teeth whitening can whiten your smile up to eight shades in just a single appointment. 
  • Effective: Our professional whitening gel better penetrates your teeth, helping it treat intrinsic stains that lay below the enamel’s surface.  
  • Safe: In-office teeth whitening is overseen by your Pembroke Pines cosmetic dentist every step of the way and she’ll provide specific instructions for your at-home teeth whitening process. Additionally, your dentist will make sure that your teeth are in suitable condition for this powerful whitening treatment.
  • Prevents Gum Irritation & Dental Sensitivity:  Our professional teeth whitening process is one of the best methods for whitening sensitive teeth and preventing any post-whitening discomfort. Additionally, the precise application from your whitening dentist will help keep the bleach off of your gums and other oral tissues, preventing post-whitening irritation. 




In-Office & At-Home Whitening Treatments

At Sweet Hart Dental, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening methods so you can achieve optimal results. Our chairside treatment is administered by our knowledgeable and experienced team with a whitening gel and light activation. After the in-office treatment, we’ll provide you with an at-home whitening kit that includes a series of trays so you can continue to whiten your teeth in your free time.

KöR Teeth Whitening

At our Pembroke Pines dental office, we use the KöR Whitening System to help you maintain a beaming smile. The KöR in-office professional whitening system offers drastic results after just one appointment because your whitening dentist can make use of higher levels of bleach. KöR whitening gels are continuously refrigerated to maintain their potency. You’ll see brighter results that can’t be obtained with store-bought products after just one visit.

What Sets the KöR Treatment Apart?

The most successful outcome when using the KöR whitening system occurs when these conditions are met:

  • The whitening gel is fully potent.
  • It’s designed to produce a wide range of free radicals.
  • We allow extended time for the gel to absorb into your teeth.

KöR takes advantage of all three of these factors, making it one of the most effective whitening solutions on the market.




Who Will Benefit Most from KöR Whitening?

Living with a whiter smile will make your first impressions more meaningful and can improve your social, professional, and dating lives. Whitening treatments are particularly popular for those who have a special event coming up, like weddings, office trips, career events, and even job interviews. If you have stains on your teeth or simply wish they were a few shades lighter, consider KöR Whitening to vastly improve your smile.

Will I Have Sensitive Teeth After a Whitening Treatment at Sweet Hart Dental?

Unlike most over-the-counter whitening treatments, the KöR Whitening System doesn’t cause tooth sensitivity.

KöR is known for its ability to desensitize your teeth, thereby preventing issues with tooth sensitivity. The whitening system clogs dentinal tubules so the bleaching agent will never penetrate through to the pulp where your blood vessels and nerves reside, eliminating sensitivity.

Additionally, you can avoid any potential tooth and gum tenderness by using the recommended amount of gel in your at-home whitening trays and being careful to not get the bleach on your gums.

The KöR Professional Teeth Whitening Process

Before approving you for professional teeth whitening, Dr. Hart will have you attend an initial consultation where she’ll examine your teeth, listen to your concerns, and let you know if teeth whitening is right for you. 

Once you’re approved for teeth whitening, we’ll apply protective measures like plastic dams to expose your teeth and prevent your tongue, cheeks, and other soft tissues from interacting with the gel. We’ll also apply a protective gel over your gums to prevent the bleach from coming into contact with them. Then, we’ll clean your teeth so the gel can better adhere to them. Dr. Hart will apply the gel to your teeth and let it sit for the allotted amount of time. Once the gel has sat for long enough, we’ll remove it and rinse your teeth.    

For the at-home whitening phase of your treatment, your dentist will take molds of your teeth to create take-home whitening trays. The trays will fit the specific shape of your teeth, which will help prevent the gel from spilling onto your gums. She’ll provide the right strength of whitening gel and give you proper instructions on how to use the gel in combination with the trays.

When you get home, you’ll wear the trays for the prescribed amount of time. While you’re wearing your trays, be sure not to eat or drink anything, but you can otherwise do what you like! Once time is up, rinse off the gel to reveal a whiter smile. You’ll repeat this process for up to two weeks before your whitening treatment is complete.

Frequently Asked Questions


How much does professional teeth whitening cost?

The exact cost of your professional teeth whitening service will depend on multiple factors, including your level of discoloration and your insurance coverage. While most insurance providers won’t cover a purely cosmetic procedure like teeth whitening, Dr. Hart and our dental staff recommend you contact them beforehand to confirm which costs they can cover. To help patients afford their whitening treatment and smile their best, we can also provide special offers and financing options.



Is KöR a good teeth whitening option for sensitive teeth?

KoR whitening is one the best systems on the market for whitening sensitive teeth due to the special properties of the gel, which prevents it from reaching the dental pulp. When whitening your teeth at home, following the directions provided by your whitening dentist, such as using the right amount of gel, will help further prevent sensitivity and irritation.



Is teeth whitening safe?

When performed by a professional cosmetic dentist like Dr. Hart, teeth whitening is perfectly safe. Dr. Hart will perform a thorough exam and check for any oral health issues that may need to be addressed beforehand. This will help ensure your whitening treatment will be safe and effective for you. During your whitening procedure, your oral tissues will be protected from the whitening gel to ensure you don’t feel any sensitivity during or after the process.



How long do the effects of professional teeth whitening last?

KöR professional teeth whitening is a slow process with long-lasting results. However, the longevity of the treatment varies for each patient and depends on lifestyle factors, as well as how vulnerable your teeth are to staining. To maintain the results of your whitening procedure, You should also avoid foods, drinks, and products that can stain such as:

  • Red wine
  • Tobacco products
  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Tea
  • Fruit juices

Your results can last as long as six months to three years and you may be able to extend the longevity of your results with touch-up treatments from Dr. Hart. It’s normal to want touch-ups after a few months, especially if you like your smile to stay as bright as possible. When you’re ready for your next treatment, schedule an appointment by calling (954) 437-9288 and we’ll be happy to help you achieve brilliant results.


Choose Sweet Hart Dental for Professional Teeth Whitening

Whatever reason you want to whiten your smile, there’s no doubt that it will make a noticeable change in the look of your smile for the better. Safe, quick, and effective, KöR is a leading brand in professional teeth whitening, and you can try it yourself with Dr. Hart in Pembroke Pines, FL. 

Contact Sweet Hart Dental today to schedule a consultation and find out if KöR is right for you by dialing (954) 437-9288. You can also fill out our contact form and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly. Dr. Hart offers professional teeth whitening services to patients from Pembroke Pines and surrounding areas such as Hollywood, Davie, and Miramar, FL.