Teeth Whitening

Francys Day, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Austin Smiles By Day

Francys Day, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Austin, TX

A whiter, brighter smile is possible thanks to innovative new teeth whitening products, but which one is right for you? Francys Day, DDS, at Austin Smiles by Day in Austin, Texas can help determine which teeth whitening system is best for your smile and lifestyle. Call or book an appointment online today to whiten your teeth quickly and safely.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth yellow?

There are many culprits behind yellow or stained teeth, and they become harder to correct as you age. Some of the most common reasons your teeth may start looking yellow or brown over time are:

  • Coffee consumption
  • Drinking wine
  • Tobacco use
  • Age
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Excessive fluoride exposure
  • Too much soda
  • Certain illnesses and prescription medications


While over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening products may help minimize the appearance of surface stains, they cannot compare to professional products at your dentist’s office.

What are my teeth whitening options?

Austin Smiles by Day offers two main teeth whitening services that can help brighten your smile. They include:

KöR® whitening

KöR whitening combines the impressive results of in-office teeth whitening with the convenience of at-home whitening systems. With a proprietary Dual-Activated, Tri-Barrel Hydremide Peroxide formulation and delivery system, KöR whitening gives patients fast, effective results from the comfort of their own home.

Unlike similar products, KöR whitening works without bleaching lights or lasers. KöR whitening KöR-Seal™ trays are designed to seal both saliva and sulcular fluid out of the whitening trays that are used on your teeth, which provides up to 10 hours of whitening, compared to about 40 minutes in other whitening systems. This allows KöR whitening to penetrate your enamel and whiten your teeth from the inside out. Since KöR whitening does not use lights or lasers, it doesn’t cause tooth sensitivity like other whitening systems.

For the most dramatic results, the KöR whitening comprehensive program involves at least one in-office visit, two weeks of overnight whitening at home, and monthly maintenance.


Opalescence is the perfect teeth whitening solution to suit any lifestyle. The company offers an in-office treatment, an at-home kit, a ready-to-go option for patients on the go, aftercare whitening toothpaste, and additional complementary products to keep your smile as white as possible.

All Opalescence tooth whitening gels contain either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to penetrate your enamel and break up the large molecules that cause stains. As the molecules react with the gel, they gradually whiten your teeth.

What makes Opalescence more popular that many of its competitors and OTC alternatives is its high-quality effectiveness and the sheer amount of choices for patients with any lifestyle, on any budget. Dr. Day can help determine which Opalescence option suits your lifestyle and budget best.

For more information on your professional teeth whitening treatment options, call Austin Smiles by Day or book an appointment online today.