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Teeth Whitening
in Cincinnati, OH

Teeth Whitening at Hardin Advanced Dentistry

Do stained and darkened teeth affect your self-confidence? It's time to stop hiding your teeth and wake up to the power of a brighter smile. With professional teeth whitening, you can eliminate stains caused by coffee, tea, wine, tobacco, aging, and other factors. Dr. Tara Hardin offers in-office teeth whitening solutions that can brighten your smile 10 shades or more.

Read about the types of teeth whitening procedures we offer at our Cincinnati office. Interested in restoring a more youthful, brilliant smile? Reach out to us at (513) 216-2935 to schedule a cosmetic consultation.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a broad term for any process used to lighten the color of the teeth. There are several effective methods for whitening the teeth, including professional bleaching, home whitening kits, and a variety of over-the-counter products such as toothpaste and mouthwash. For the strongest results, it’s best to undergo professional teeth whitening performed by a reputable dentist.

What is
KöR Whitening?

The KöR teeth whitening system is an advanced bleaching treatment that helps patients address unsightly stains, including deep chemical stains caused by tetracycline. During your initial visit to our office, Dr. Hardin makes a mold of your teeth to create a set of thin, comfortable, form-fitting trays. The custom trays, filled with KöR patented bleaching gel, are conveniently worn while you sleep so they do not get in the way of your daily activities or lifestyle. After approximately two weeks of tray use, a final in-office whitening session completes your treatment.

Benefits of this deep bleaching system include:

  • Teeth lightened up to 16 shades or more
  • Safe procedure and treatment
  • Treats all teeth simultaneously
  • Long-lasting, almost permanent results

Am I a Candidate for
KöR Whitening?

You may be a good candidate for our Mason teeth whitening if your teeth are discolored and your teeth and gums are healthy. The only way to be certain if deep bleaching is right for you is to schedule a personal consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentist. During your visit, Dr. Hardin assesses your oral condition and recommends the best solution for your personal aesthetic goals.

Depending on your unique situation, other treatments may be needed such as cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers. These procedures can permanently brighten your smile while concealing imperfections like chips, gaps, oddly-shaped teeth or other aesthetic problems.

If you live in the Mason, Cincinnati, or other Ohio areas and want to do something effective to brighten your smile, contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry today by connecting with us directly at (513) 216-2935, or use our convenient online form to schedule your consultation.

KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System

KöR whitening offers natural looking results and is effective on tetracycline-stained teeth. This is a safe, comfortable procedure for teenagers and adults. The whitening results can last many years, giving a near permanent whitening solution for patients who take care of their teeth correctly.

A bright, welcoming smile can take years off your appearance and significantly boost your self-esteem. When you feel confident in your smile, it can affect your relationships, career, and social life. Dr. Hardin understands the importance of a winning smile and offers professional teeth whitening options, including the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching system.

If your smile lacks the brilliance you desire, contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry online or at (513) 216-2935 today to schedule an appointment with an experienced cosmetic dentist. We welcome patients from Cincinnati, Mason, and other surrounding cities of Ohio.

What Happens After Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Your teeth can gradually return to their discolored state without proper maintenance. To prolong your results, commit to a disciplined oral hygiene routine and try to avoid foods and drinks that stain your teeth.

If you would like to learn how Zoom! teeth whitening in Cincinnati can help you achieve a more luminous smile, contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry today by calling (513) 216-2935, or by filling out our online form to schedule an appointment. We treat patients throughout the Ohio and the communities in Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.

Teeth Whitening

Widely recognized as one of the leading in-office whitening systems, Zoom! combines a powerful bleaching gel with a no-heat activation lamp. When the light is applied to the Zoom! solution, it triggers the peroxide-based gel, which penetrates the enamel to remove stains on both the interior and exterior of the teeth. After a quick, 45-minute whitening session with Zoom!, your teeth can lighten up to 10 shades, with effects lasting from one and a half to two years.

When asked what they would most like to change about their smiles, most Americans say they want “whiter, brighter teeth,” according to a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. For those considering teeth whitening in Cincinnati, Hardin Advanced Dentistry can safely and effectively remedy stains and discoloration with Zoom! teeth whitening for a dramatic change.

If you’re ready for a whiter, brighter smile, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry today by calling (513) 216-2935, or by completing our online form to schedule an appointment.

Tobacco smoke, coffee, wine and aging can diminish your smile’s brilliance over time. When looking for ways to treat discoloration, you can discover a dizzying variety of low-grade treatments available at any local drug store. However, many over-the-counter products are ineffective and have little-to-no result. Even more expensive systems purchased in health and beauty stores often fail to deliver as promised. The Zoom! system truly delivers whiter teeth and takes only a short appointment.

Zoom Teeth Whitening Patient Before & After

Before & After of woman after Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Hardin Dental female patient looking in a mirror

Benefits of Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Our Cincinnati teeth whitening process performed at Hardin Advanced Dentistry offers several advantages over over-the-counter alternatives, including:

  • Lighten up to 10 shades
  • Results can last up to 2 years
  • Professionally performed
  • Proven safety
  • Diminished sensitivity
  • 45-minute procedure

Before your whitening procedure, Dr. Hardin assesses the condition of your gums, teeth and overall oral health to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. You will need to address issues such as gum disease or tooth decay before the whitening procedure is performed.

How does Zoom!
Teeth Whitening Work?

After a thorough cleaning session, splashguards are positioned to protect your clothing from the whitening agent and special eyewear is provided to protect your eyes from the LED light.

The Zoom! procedure involves the following steps:

  • Cheek refractors are positioned to expose the entire surface of your teeth
  • Your gums are protected to reduce sensitivity
  • A special whitening gel is applied to your teeth
  • The whitening gel is painlessly activated with an LED light
  • After about 15 minutes, your mouth is thoroughly cleaned and rinsed of the whitening gel
  • Gel is once again applied to your teeth and activated with an LED light
  • Your mouth is once again thoroughly cleaned and rinsed
  • A third, and final round of gel-application, light activation and thorough cleaning is performed

Zoom Teeth Whitening Patient Before & After

Woman after Zoom! Teeth Whitening at Hardin Dental

Teeth Whitening

At-home whitening is an option for patients who aren’t in a rush to have their teeth whitened immediately. With take-home whitening, Dr. Hardin creates custom trays you can use again and again. You'll line the thin, flexible trays with a high-potency dental whitening solution only provided through a dentist, and over the next two weeks, your teeth become whiter and whiter. Dr. Hardin creates a maintenance plan that allows you to experience many years of results.

When your teeth are healthy but your smile lacks the bright white you want, teeth whitening can help your smile look as good on the outside as it feels on the inside. If your teeth are generally in good shape but you want a brighter smile, take-home treatments are a great option.

Hardin Advanced Dentistry offers a variety of whitening products, including several take-home solutions. To learn what our cosmetic dentists can do to brighten your smile, schedule a consultation at our practice by calling (513) 216-2935.

How Does Take-Home
Teeth Whitening Work?

If you are familiar with in-office teeth whitening, you know it involves applying hydrogen peroxide to your teeth and using an activation lamp that speeds the process. Take-home whitening works on the same principle, but rather than using an activation lamp while you sit still for 45 minutes, you apply the products over a period of weeks, usually during hours of sleep, or while at home relaxing.

The various whitening products available on the market include:

  • Custom dental trays: These trays are customized to fit your teeth, and loaded with whitening gel worn during your hours of sleep.
  • Whitening strips: You can get strips over the counter at most drug stores and supermarkets. While they are less powerful than custom trays, they are easy to use and can whiten teeth.
  • Whitening toothpaste: These toothpastes tend to contain abrasive materials and bleaching agents. They can help maintain whitening results, but cannot significantly whiten teeth with severe staining.
  • Whitening swabs: Some whitening products give you an “instant whitening” product applied with a swab, pen or small brush. Unfortunately, there is little evidence these products are effective in whitening serious stains.

If you’re looking for the most effective take-home whitening product, you should consider the KöR whitening system offered by Hardin Advanced Dentistry. This service combines in-office treatment with advanced take-home trays that seal out both saliva and sulcular (the grooves within the mouth) fluids to provide optimal, uninterrupted coverage. The KöR whitening system utilizes dual-activated, Tri-Barrel™ hydremide peroxide technology to provide continuous whitening action over a six to ten-hour period. The KöR whitening system draws on the most effective in-office and take-home techniques to produce spectacular results that can last for several years. The treatment is particularly effective for those who suffer from discoloration from tetracycline.

of Take-Home Whitening

Just like any other dental treatment you use regularly, take-home whitening has many advantages. While an in-office whitening treatment gives you fast, dramatic results, there are some good reasons a patient may have better results with a take-home system.

Benefits of take-home whitening include:

  • Convenience Whiten according to your own schedule
  • Gradual results Because they work over several weeks, the changes are gradual and less likely to be noticed by others
  • Comfort No need to visit the dentist
  • Lasting results The long-term application process allows take-home products to manage discoloration as it appears over time

Many people who want a more brilliant smile start with an in-office treatment and maintain it with a take-home product. One thing is always true: a bright, white, healthy smile will always be attractive and appealing.

Teeth Whitening FAQ's

Does teeth whitening work for everyone?

Yes. Everyone with natural teeth is a candidate for whitening!

Does over the counter teeth whitening work?

Yes, all whitening systems work. The problem with over the counter is the relatively low concentration of the active ingredient, hydrogen peroxide. Most at home teeth whitening gels contain 10% hydrogen peroxide. The professional gels range from 13-34% hydrogen peroxide. At home whitening has a limit as to how white your teeth can get. With professional products, you will see faster results and whiter teeth.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Teeth whitening does not hurt but some patients experience sensitivity. We always give our patients preparatory steps on how they can minimize sensitivity during and after their whitening. Additionally, the trays we make for your home maintenance are custom fitted to your teeth for increased efficacy and for prevention of gum sensitivity.

Does teeth whitening work on crowns and fillings?

No, whitening will only work on natural teeth. If you are looking to replace old bonded fillings or get new crowns, it’s best to whiten your teeth first and then do the restorative dentistry. If you choose to whiten after having dental work done, your restorations will appear much darker.

How long does teeth whitening last?

Whitening will last about a year. However, you can maintain that white by only purchasing more gel to put into your custom bleaching trays.

Does teeth whitening damage enamel?

No, bleaching is perfectly safe to your enamel.

Does teeth whitening kill bacteria?

Yes, which is another added benefit! Hydrogen peroxide is antimicrobial which means it kills harmful bacteria in your mouth, helping to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Can I whiten my teeth while pregnant?

Although there are no studies regarding the safety of teeth whitening during pregnancy, we recommend waiting until after your pregnancy to perform elective dental procedures such as whitening.

Can I whiten my teeth while breastfeeding?

Again, there are no studies regarding the safety of teeth whitening during breastfeeding. We recommend consulting your ob-gyn.

When is the best time to bleach my teeth?

The best time for teeth whitening is immediately following a professional cleaning. This way your teeth are free of debris and able to more easily absorb the gel. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best results after teeth whitening Cincinnati has to offer.

Why choose
Dr. Tara Hardin?

Dr. Hardin is a Las Vegas Institute Fellow, granted only after a minimum of 278 hours of advanced education and experience in aesthetics, physiologic science, and a comprehensive practical examination. Additionally, she is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an accreditation granted only to those with superior performance and knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. These qualifications are compounded by almost two decades of experience and continued education.

Learn more about Dr. Hardin

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