New teeth whitening method may work when others fail

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by JEAN ENERSEN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 11:02 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 10:44 AM

If you've tried everything to whiten your smile with no success, or your teeth are too sensitive to try, there's a new professional treatment said to work when other methods fail.

Rob Schweizer is bleaching away a children insecurity. He was born with cystic fibrosis and treated with tetracycline, which can stain stain teeth. Nothing worked to whiten Rob's.  "I've done over the counter, I've done the strips, I've done dentists, who I've had in the past put me through different products and done the trays."

The KöR Whitening System changed everything. Dr. Jodi Danna said the 'deep bleaching' method takes three weeks. The first week, the teeth are conditioned to reduce sensitivity.

Dr Danna said, "Patients that are historically sensitive, any kind of product that htey have tried, historically, really bothers their teeth and they get that zing afterwards, this really helps that sensitivity."

There are two more 20 minute appointments to apply the bleach. Patients wear bleaching trays when they sleep.

It worked for Rob and his teeth didn't hurt. "I don't feel like my teeth are on fire at all."

Deep bleaching costs about $1,000 but the results are considered permanent.

 

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