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Do You Really Need to Whiten Yellow Teeth?

November 17, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Robert Rahm
smiling woman after teeth whitening chesterfield mo

Over time, our teeth collect stains from foods, drinks, and other habits or factors. However, if your teeth are yellow or dull, they don’t have to stay that way forever. Teeth whitening can instantly remove stains and improve discoloration by whitening and brightening your smile. 

Common Causes for Tooth Stains and Discoloration

Everyone’s smile is different. Some people have thicker enamel than others, along with varying enamel shades. Yellow teeth can still be healthy unless their color is caused by staining or plaque buildup. Common causes of tooth stains and discoloration include:

  • Poor diet 
  • Tooth-staining foods and drinks 
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Aging 
  • Smoking or tobacco use 
  • Certain medications
  • Illness or disease
  • Genetics

If you have yellow teeth, we can create a personalized treatment plan to improve your smile’s shade and radiance. 

KöR Teeth Whitening Can Transform Your Smile

Chesterfield Valley Dental is pleased to offer a KöR teeth whitening––a fast, effective, and affordable teeth whitening system. Depending on your specific needs, you can use KöR whitening systems at home with custom trays or at our dental office. 

We consider KöR the gold standard of whitening because the custom trays are fitted to your teeth to ensure precise and thorough results. The at-home system includes custom trays and professional strength whitening gel so you can achieve your aesthetic goals at your convenience. 

Our KöR Treatment Options

#1 KöR Home

This at-home option can be used day or time, although nighttime use is more effective and preferred. The daytime system is ideal for patients who cannot wear trays at night or have extreme sensitivities. The nighttime method involves two weeks of consistent use with periodic maintenance, and the daytime system consists of two weeks of whitening once or twice daily.  

#2 KöR MAX

KöR MAX provides exceptional results for most positions and combines two weeks of nighttime at-home whitening, an in-office whitening treatment, and at-home maintenance.


KöR ULTRA helps patients with dark staining or fluorosis, and it consists of an in-office conditioning visit and 3–4 weeks of at-home nighttime whitening. A final in-office treatment and periodic at-home maintenance may also be encouraged. 


This whitening option is designed explicitly for tetracycline-stained teeth. It starts with in-office conditioning and 6–8 weeks of at-home nighttime whitening, followed by final in-office treatment and periodic at-home maintenance. 

Teeth Whitening in Chesterfield, MO 

Have you been searching for “the best dentist near me?” If so, you’ve come to the right place! Our team at Chesterfield Valley Dental is the chosen dental home to numerous families in the Chesterfield, MO, community. If you have dull, stained, or discolored teeth, we can give your smile the instant boost it needs to be whiter and brighter. 

Call us today to schedule teeth whitening in Chesterfield, MO. 

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