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KöR Teeth Whitening

kor whitening | teeth whitening | west village nyKeith Bracy, DDS is a top KöR teeth whitening provider in NYC.  KöR whitening is one of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures in our West Village dental office. The results are permanent but require maintenance whitening. The KöR maintenance whitening is personalized to your unique shade needs, but usually consists of 1-3 nights of whitening, no more than once a month. Most patients do a KöR maintenance about every 6 months or after their regular dental cleanings. Dr. Bracy will provide you with KöR refill teeth bleach after your initial whitening is completed.

KöR teeth whitening is a fun, safe, and conservative cosmetic dental treatment, relative to veneers or crowns. Many of our dental patients do a course of Invisalign treatment followed by KöR teeth whitening for the most natural-looking straight, white teeth. The costs of Invisalign treatment combined with KöR teeth whitening is less than porcelain veneers on your front teeth, and the results are better since the look is more “natural”.

One of the benefits of the KöR teeth whitening system is that it uses both take-home whitening trays and in-office treatments, combined with a powerful teeth desensitizing method. It is often referred to as a “deep bleaching” method. KöR requires no lights or lasers, and is widely known in the industry to produce the best teeth whitening results. Are you considering KöR? You’ll be glad you did and be all smiles at our 12th St dental office. Call Keith Bracy, DDS today at 212-390-8399 to schedule your KöR consultation.

teeth whitening | professional whitening | greenwich village Yes! Dr. Bracy offers two new treatments for the appearance of white spots on your teeth. The first is a revolutionary new treatment called Icon by DMG. The second treatment is the KöR Whitening System. First, it is essential to have your white spots diagnosed in our Chelsea, New York dental office. The diagnosis will dictate the white spot treatment method. The majority of teeth white spots are either an incipient cavity or fluorosis. Dr. Bracy can explain these technical terms for you further during a consult, but keep reading to learn more about white spots and some helpful solutions. 

Icon by DMG America

Icon by DMG is a revolutionary new treatment for white spots caused by incipient cavities. An incipient cavity is the very start of the cavity formation process or when decay first starts growing on a tooth. The white spot seen is demineralized tooth structure or an area where decay starts eating away at the enamel. Many people have these white spots on their front teeth and don’t pay attention to them because they have had them for a long time. Others are more worried about them and want to do something to remove them. You might also have the same white spots and enamel demineralization after traditional metal braces treatment. Icon works by infiltrating the white spot and reversing it, so you gain back your natural tooth look! It is a very easy process and involves no drilling and no needles. During the Icon treatment, Dr. Bracy will place agents on the tooth. The result is a healthier and better-looking tooth! DMG Icon treatment is also relatively less expensive than other cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers. The fee is comparable to a dental filling, and sometimes your insurance can provide coverage for it. 

KöR Teeth Whitening

KöR Whitening is an excellent method if your white spots are from fluorosis. This condition can appear as white streaks and opaque spots on the enamel. Sometimes there are areas of brown within the white spots. Fluorosis occurs when the adult teeth took up too much fluoride during development. Many notice this condition in their teen years, after adult teeth eruption, and are unaware of a treatment to improve the looks of it. KöR Whitening is an excellent treatment option for challenging fluorosis cases. It will break down the stain molecules and make the unsightly white spots blend in with the rest of the tooth. KöR Whitening is an excellent option and is more affordable than other cosmetic treatments for patients with this condition. Stop by our West Village dental office for a complimentary KöR Whitening consultation and also see some before and after pics of fluorosis teeth treated with KöR. 

kor whitening | invisalign | chelsea nyThe short answer is no. Keith Bracy, DDS does not recommend it.  Contrary to the advice of dentists and orthodontists, using an Invisalign aligner to hold your whitening gel may lead to poor results or be unsafe. Why? Because a clear aligner does not provide the proper seal for whitening gel to stay in the tray. Look closely at the seal of an Invisalign aligner – the aligner usually ends before the gum line and there often isn’t a tight seal between the Invisalign aligner and the tooth due to the rigidity of the Invisalign aligner material. Thus, whitening gel can easily escape the Invisalign aligner and saliva can also enter. Both of these scenarios lead to inconsistent and poor whitening results. Obviously, if gel can escape the Invisalign aligner, it is not able to do its job and can cause burning on the gums or a bitter taste in your mouth. Furthermore, if saliva can enter the Invisalign aligner, it will wash out the bleaching gel and can also degrade the active ingredient very quickly.

If you want to whiten your teeth and you are considering Invisalign, do it the right way! Try KoR Whitening at Keith Bracy, DDS. You will immediately see the difference between a Kor seal tray and an Invisalign aligner. One of the reasons why Kor is considered the most effective whitening system on the market, is because the whitening tray is so well made. Whitening gel cannot escape the Kor seal tray and saliva cannot enter it, thus the tooth is in contact with whitening gel all night, leading to outstanding results. Conversely, an Invisalign aligner was made to straighten teeth, not hold whitening gel against the tooth.

Professional whitening with Kor and Invisalign clear aligner treatment are a popular cosmetic treatment option at our Chelsea Dental office. There is nothing better looking in terms of cosmetic dentistry than white, straight teeth! Professionally whitened teeth that are well-aligned often offer a more natural look than other cosmetic options such as porcelain veneers since you retain your natural teeth. Kor Whitening plus Invisalign is more cost-efficient versus porcelain veneers, depending on how many veneers are needed.

No, Dr. Bracy has found Zoom whitening to yield inconsistent results and often causes too much sensitivity. Furthermore, use of a lights during whitening is not supported by dental research. One visit, in office systems also do not allow the patient to have much control over the final shade of whiteness achieved.

Our dental practice offers Kor Whitening. The Kor Whitening system is backed by scientific method and consistently yields the most predictable whitening results with the least amount of sensitivity. Call Keith Bracy, DDS at 212-390-8399 to schedule your complimentary Kor Whitening consult.

No. Dr. Bracy does not advise the use of either product. Why? Because there is no scientific evidence to demonstrate the safety or claims these products make. Both charcoal toothpaste and coconut oil pulling have emerged on social media and the internet as a way to whiten teeth and promote overall oral health.teeth whitening | greenwich village ny

A September 2017 literature review by the American Dental Association of charcoal and charcoal-based dentifrices states the facts. In a review of 118 scholarly articles and studies on charcoal toothpaste and charcoal-based oral care products, none showed sufficient evidence of any therapeutic effect, including whitening, detoxification effects, or reduced cavities. Safety of the products was also not demonstrated. Furthermore, enamel abrasion and wear is a real concern with these types of charcoal toothpaste. The same is true for coconut oil pulling and rinses. Check out the ADA website to read about the lack of any evidence that supports using coconut oil in your mouth.

Professional Teeth Whitening in West Village, NYC

If you are interested in , ditch the charcoal toothpaste and save the coconut oil for your sweet potatoes. Embrace science and ask Dr. Bracy about the KöR Teeth Whitening. The KöR system provides consistently exceptional whitening results even for patients with tetracycline stained teeth or fluorosis. Dr. Bracy is a KöR whitening-trained dentist in the West Village, NYC and loves providing this service for his patients because the results can be life changing! 

teeth whitening | 10011 | west village nyKeith Bracy, DDS is a top Kor whitening provider in the West Village, NYC. We love Kor whitening and preform Kor whitening procedures on a routine basis. Just take a look at our Yelp and Google reviews with satisfied patients who seek out our dental office for Kor whitening treatment!

Why choose Keith Bracy, DDS for your Kor whitening treatment? First, we offer a complimentary Kor whitening consultation. It is important for Dr. Bracy to examine your teeth and let you know if you are a candidate for Kor and if it will work for you. For example, if you have cavities or gum disease, you aren’t a candidate for Kor whitening until those conditions are treated. There are also different Kor whitening systems, and we want you to make an educated decision on the best system for your whitening needs. For example, patients with tetracycline stained teeth have a different Kor whitening system vs those that have average staining. Second, choose Keith Bracy, DDS in 10011 because we aim to offer the most affordable pricing on Kor whitening. We love doing Kor whitening and we want to make it accessible to you. If you have a quote on Kor whitening from another dentist, we will be happy to see if we can match it for you. Third, we use a digital scanner to have your Kor seal whitening trays made. A digital scan of your teeth helps to ensure the best whitening trays possible! We also only use the Kor lab in California to make your Kor seal trays.

Come see if Kor whitening is right for you! Call Keith Bracy, DDS in 10011. In our NYC dental office, we offer the full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry!

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