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Tetracycline Cleaning with KöR: From Dull to Dazzling

Do you have long-term tooth stains, and nothing you do gets them to budge? Deep discolorations are often the legacy of being prescribed the antibiotic tetracycline or its derivatives during childhood. You might have given up hope of finding a solution, resorting to hiding your teeth. Enter KöR Teeth Whitening™. At QC South Dentistry in Charlotte, we offer professional teeth whitening, including tetracycline cleaning with KöR, which penetrates deeper to lift these intrinsic stains. Learn how below!

Tetracycline and Intrinsic Tooth Stains

There are two types of tooth stains: extrinsic and intrinsic. External factors cause extrinsic stains—think coffee and tea, red wine, certain foods, or tobacco use. These stains just exist on the surface of your tooth, staining your enamel. Intrinsic stains, by contrast, affect the inner layer of your tooth under the enamel, which is called the dentin. These stains are often caused when you’re young, and your teeth are still forming.

That’s where tetracycline staining comes in. The U.S. Pharmacist reports that for children under the age of 8, tetracycline can bind with calcium ions in the teeth. The tetracycline essentially stows away, depositing in the teeth along with the calcium. This causes deep, intrinsic stains. The discoloration can look yellow, dark brown, or gray, sometimes appearing in bands across the teeth. 

The Secret of Tetracycline Cleaning with KöR

Most teeth whitening systems only lift extrinsic stains. To penetrate deeper into your teeth, QC South Dentistry uses KöR’s combination of in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. As KöR Whitening explains, intrinsic stains, like those caused by antibiotics, can be lifted thanks to:

  • Stronger cleaning gels
  • Broader bleaching power
  • Extended whitening period

Your smile could continue to lighten over the course of 6 to 10 hours, allowing the gel to seep into your teeth. The whitening system also keeps your saliva from interfering with the gel, which can slow down and hinder the brightening process. This makes the whitening power even more potent compared to other forms. 

The Benefits of a Professional Touch

Tetracycline cleaning with KöR, while effective, is still just a product. You need expert hands to apply the product, monitor your oral health, and tailor your treatment to you. That’s what we offer at QC South Dentistry in Charlotte. Our gentle application and professional oversight minimize the risk of gum irritation and tooth sensitivity, typical side effects of DIY whitening. This not only protects the health of your teeth but also provides a safer, more comfortable whitening experience. You also aren’t left in the dark post-whitening. We can provide you with customized tips on how to preserve your newly-brightened grin. 

Smile Makeovers for Intrinsic Stains

Our dental office can incorporate teeth whitening into a broader smile makeover process that includes our other cosmetic dentistry services. For instance, if you’re still self-conscious about the shade and shape of your teeth, we can strategically place porcelain veneers to create a brighter, more symmetrical look. This is your opportunity to create your blueprint for a new smile, so let us know your vision. 

Lift Old Stains for a New Look Now

Rewrite your past with tetracycline cleaning with KöR at our Charlotte, NC, cosmetic dentist office. Contact QC South Dentistry today to set up a professional whitening appointment with our experts. This is the solution you’ve been looking for!

QC-South-Dentistry-Charlotte, North Carolina