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When we ask our patients what they would most like to change about their smiles, we get a wide range of answers. From healthier teeth & gums to everything aesthetic – the most common response is certainly, “a whiter, brighter smile.”
No one hopes for a dull, stained or discolored smile – everyone wants teeth they can be proud of, but there are several things that factor into the unfavorable attributes above. Many of them are the thoughtless things we do just going through our everyday lives. Most of us don’t consider the potential dental side effects before enjoying a plate of spaghetti or reaching for a cold soda. Thankfully, Dentalways offers safe and effective whitening options that can get your smile up to 8 shades brighter in just one visit!
Enamel, which is the hardest substance in the entire human body, covers & protects our teeth. Beneath that enamel is dentin, which is yellowish-brown in hue. With time, our enamel wears away, making teeth vulnerable to damage, decay and discoloration. The more wear caused to the enamel, the more dull and dark the appearance of the teeth. And the more susceptible to stains!
So if a smile says a lot about a person, what does yours say about you? You like your daily latte? That you enjoy a gratifying glass of cabernet? Or maybe your smile doesn’t say much at all because you just don’t want it to show. There is a way past those stains!
The technology of Philips Zoom makes dramatically whiter teeth available in as little as ONE visit to Dentalways. Many of us have reached for the whitening toothpaste, tried the strips or used other over counter products to boost our smiles. While some of these do produce results, there is a big difference between using these products and using professional whitening.
We try to make the process comfortable for our patients, reclining them back during the treatment. After isolating the teeth in order to protect the tissue around them, the whitening technician applies the Zoom whitening gel, then focuses the ZOOM LED WhiteSpeed light directly onto the teeth. This activates the 25% hydrogen peroxide mixture in the gel, breaking it down and allowing oxygen to enter the tooth enamel and dentin. This allows the bleach to penetrate the stained surfaces safely, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.
The full whitening process is done in 3-4 fifteen-minute sessions at our North Little Rock office. Custom trays and additional tubes of bleach are included with the ZOOM procedure and sent home with each patient to both improve & maintain results. Many patients have seen their teeth lighten several shades.
Heightened sensitivity to the teeth and gums is a possible side effect, but in most cases, very brief. Some patients describe “zingers”, which are basically little zips of tenderness during and after the procedure, but are short-lived. Some people take a couple of ibuprofen before the whitening to help with any tenderness. Long-term side effects are very rare, making this option low-risk and offering brilliant results!
Many people in the spotlight of the media’s microscope have chosen to whiten with ZOOM and similar technology. Our very own Dr. Khullar even opted to have this procedure done on himself and loves the results! Whether or not our faces grace the pages of a magazine is irrelevant. We all deserve to treat ourselves to bright, pearly whites! Your smile is the most important thing you’ll wear – we would love to see and whiten yours!
If you’d like to set up a whitening appointment or have questions about improving your smile, give us a call at 501-753-7366 or fill out our Contact Form today.
My teeth have always been small which made my gums cover about 70% of my smile. For this reason, I have always been self-conscious when smiling. But because of Dr. Khullar’s generosity, kindness, and concern for my feelings he made the “total procedure” possible for me! Dr. Khullar and his team were as concerned and excited about the final outcome of my procedure as I was!
Now everyone tells me what a total difference it has made in my appearance. I cannot thank him and his team enough! He’s a wonderful person and an outstanding dentist. Because of them I cannot stop smiling!
Linda B. - Conway, AR
Dr. Khullar and his team including Lauren , Jeannie and Lori were exceptionally friendly and efficient, which is hard to find these days in doctor offices. During my recent visit they accommodated their schedule to get all my procedures on the same day. Dr. Khullar and his team spends time talking to you and explaining the procedures in detail. I would highly recommend this clinic to all my friends, family and physician peers. Keep up the great work!!
Senthil R. MD, MPH - Little Rock, AR
My last procedure was a root canal and two crowns. I was given plenty of time to relax, and because of the expertise and gentle care from Dr. Khullar and his team I actually slept through the entire procedure! Dr. Khullar stayed after hours to ensure that I was comfortable and answered all my concerns.
I travel an hour round trip to see Dr. Khullar and would encourage anyone else to do the same. His team, especially Jessica and Trish, make everything from insurance to payments to assisting in my dental care a surprisingly pleasant experience. You really can't say that about most dentists. Several of my family members are now patients at DK Dental, and we are the most satisfied we have ever been with our dental care!
Theresa C. - Conway, AR
Dr. Khullar and his team are so polite and fun to be around, it makes my visit enjoyable and relaxing. My mouth has done a 180 degree turn thanks to Dr. Khullar. He made me feel that every visit and every dollar was worth my wonderful new smile.
My life is much better without the pain of cavities. I feel free from the stress of bad teeth and bad gums. Dr. Khullar is one of my hero's, and his team is so nice and caring!
Dr. Khullar and his team are friendly and take excellent care of my family's teeth. The office is equipped with the technology needed to stay current with new advances in dentistry. They are local and schedule around our busy lifestyle with a family seven.
Dr. K and his team are very helpful with scheduling what needs to be taken care of first. They have worked hard with us to figure out what insurance would pay and help us figure out payment options. Thank you guys for all your help, our family is pain free and have healthy teeth because of your hard work.
What I like most is their friendly and professional assistance and the manner in which they care for their patients. Most of my visits required lengthy work. Dr. Khullar and his team made me feel very comfortable and at ease and all of my dental work was done with little or no pain or discomfort.
He and his staff are the friendliest and most enjoyable people anyone could be around and this so important in a medical setting.
Dr. Khullar and his team are always very cooperative and helpful in answering my questions. Everyone in his office is always cheerful and friendly. They always remember me from visit to visit!
I was pleasantly surprised when I first walked into his Perryville and Morrilton offices. He uses the latest high tech dental equipment, and he is fully staffed with qualified and friendly people.
On the day Dr. K told me it would take two hours sitting in the dental chair for the first phase of my tooth implant, I told him, no way! But he and his nurse worked in such an expert and gentle manner that I made it through the procedure just fine. The cost was less too. Dr. Khullar has done extensive work on my teeth the past couple of years, and from my point of view, he is among the best dentists to be found anywhere!
The best part of Dr. Khullar's office is the team is always friendly and smiling, they make me feel good about coming in. I have had a couple of crowns now and an inlay. I am 36 and had never taken the nitrous gas. Dr. K always asked if I would like some, but I was nervous about it. I will never have a crown without it again.
I love that because of Dr. K I can joke and have fun while having dental work done! Not to mention my crowns were perfect! I recommend Dr. Khullar to everyone I know.
I love the fact that Dr. Khullar and his team were persistent with my work until it was perfect and I was totally satisfied. His team is kind, caring, and friendly. I have regained my confidence with the great smile Dr. Khullar has given me. Dr. Khullar truly gave me a Hollywood smile!
When I first came to Dr. Khullar I did not want to smile, my teeth were worn out and I could not chew properly. But Dr. Khullar took care of all my dental problems and now I have the smile I've always wanted and can chew like never before!
My old teeth got worn and flaky. One of my teeth was so fragile, it broke while I was eating pretzels! My new LVI teeth are not only very comfortable they look great. Thanks to Dr. Khullar and his team I have a new smile that not only looks good, but makes me feel confident, assured, and about 10 years younger! Every morning when I look in the mirror I wonder why I didn't do this sooner!