Teeth Whitening Specialist

Frank C. Raymer, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Family Dentist located in Irvine, CA

Teeth suffer discoloration from foods, drinks, and age, making your smile appear lackluster over time. Teeth whitening is a safe and popular cosmetic dental procedure to brighten your smile and boost your confidence. At his practice in Irvine, California, Frank C. Raymer, DDS, offers a variety of teeth whitening treatments for patients seeking whiter teeth. Call the office or request an appointment online today to learn more.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that lifts discoloration and staining from the surface of your teeth to give you a brighter smile. Most whitening treatments use peroxide-based bleach to whiten teeth. 

Both at-home and in-office teeth whitening treatments are popular, but in-office treatments often deliver more significant results. In-office treatments use stronger bleaching agents, and the personalized care you receive means that your teeth will look natural.

Dr. Raymer offers a variety of teeth whitening treatments, helping each patient find the best solution for brightening their smiles. Whether your teeth are yellowed or stained, Dr. Raymer can help you find your confidence again.


Why do teeth get discolored?

The two outermost layers of your teeth are called enamel and dentin. Enamel is the hard outer coating and dentin is the second hardest tissue, just beneath the enamel surface. Both enamel and dentin can get discolored from foods, beverages, lifestyle choices, and age.

Enamel is susceptible to stains from the foods and drinks you enjoy. Dark beverages like coffee, tea, wine, and soda can stain teeth over time. Smoking also can discolor the surface of your teeth.  

Dentin can change color and darken, making your teeth appear discolored. As you age, enamel thins and dentin begins to show through. Environmental factors and damage to teeth can increase your risk of dentin discoloration.

While some stains can be removed with a routine dental cleaning, many types of tooth discoloration can only be treated with professional whitening treatments.


What is KöR Whitening?

KöR® Whitening is one of Dr. Raymer’s most popular whitening treatments. This system delivers great, consistent results on even the most stubborn stains. It’s one of the only teeth whitening systems that conditions your teeth to maintain whiteness and repel stains permanently.

KöR Whitening is unique because the whitening gels it uses are kept continuously refrigerated. Refrigeration keeps the bleaching solution stable and powerful. 

Where other bleaching systems lose efficacy in shipping and storage, KöR Whitening remains nearly 100% as effective as it was when it was manufactured.

Dr. Raymer also uses a proprietary whitening tray called the KöR-Seal™ tray to ensure the gel is at its most effective. The tray seals out saliva and other fluids that can dilute the gel and weaken the bleaching power. With KöR Whitening, Dr. Raymer gives patients permanently brighter smiles.


What is laser teeth whitening?

Laser teeth whitening is another advanced laser treatment that Dr. Raymer offers to patients. Capable of whitening teeth between six to 12 shades, Epic laser treatment uses proprietary gel to accelerate results in less time.

Dr. Raymer applies the whitening gel to your teeth during treatment. The gel interacts with the laser, boosting whitening power and breaking up stains on tooth enamel. Treatment typically takes about 20 minutes, and you leave the office with noticeably whiter teeth.

Laser treatments deliver results, whether you’re looking to fight gum disease or you simply want a brighter smile. 

It’s time to learn more about teeth whitening at Dr. Raymer’s office. Call the office to schedule an appointment or request a consultation online today to find out what treatment could be right for you.