McKnight Signature Dental
Boutique-Style Dentistry in Leawood, KS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Boost Teeth Whitening

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We want you to feel confident in your choice of McKnight Signature Dental for your dentistry. 

If you have specific questions that are not listed here on our FAQ page, we invite you to get in touch. Our knowledgeable and professional team is standing by to make sure you have all of the information necessary for an exceptional visit to our dental office.

You can call us at (913) 948-9710 or reach out to us via email on our contact page.

Boost Teeth Whitening

Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth? There are options for you! First, we must establish if the stain is intrinsic or extrinsic. Extrinsic stains are easier to remove than intrinsic stains.

Extrinsic stain comes for outside of your body. This is common in avid coffee, tea, and wine drinkers. Common food culprits are popsicles, balsamic vinegar, and tomato sauces. These stains can be resolved through professional whitening. The best time to whiten your teeth is after your teeth are professionally cleaned. Make sure and tell us if your teeth are sensitive. We can help with sensitivity when you decide it is time to whiten your teeth.

Intrinsic stain is difficult to remove. It stems from certain antibiotics during pregnancy or development, trauma, and rare genetic disorders. Whitening is not a viable option in these cases. If you want whiter teeth a skilled cosmetic dentist can improve your smile with veneers or crowns. Veneers and crowns cover your teeth eliminating any internal stain from showing and allowing you to smile confidently.

ICON Procedure

Lastly, there is ICON. ICON is a minimally invasive procedure that allows rehydration of your tooth. White lesions created from braces or fluorosis when young can be corrected by ICON. Depending on how many teeth are affected it takes 30 mins to a couple of hours to complete. 

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