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Teeth Whitening

A bright smile can make a priceless first impression, but so many foods and beverages we love can cause stains and tooth discoloration.

KöR® teeth whitening combines at-home trays and in-office bleaching to achieve high-quality cosmetic results.

Come see Dr. Ann Sielicki in Scottsdale, AZ, if you want whiter teeth and a boost in your self-confidence.

About KöR® Teeth Whitening

Sonoran Dental Design exclusively uses the KöR teeth whitening system. Dr. Sielicki describes KöR as one of the best teeth whitening products she has used in nearly three decades of practicing dentistry. Unlike many professional teeth whitening treatments, KöR involves no lights or lasers, making it highly effective and extremely comfortable.

KöR whitening can eliminate hypocalcified stains, tetracycline stains (the toughest of all dental stains), and deep yellow discoloration as well as more common stains on the surface of the teeth. Additionally, periodic bleaching can maintain your results, allowing you to enjoy a dazzling smile for decades.

How Does KöR® Teeth Whitening Work?

KöR whitening is an advanced two-step process combining at-home and in-office bleaching.
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The At-Home Stage

During the first phase of treatment, patients apply an advanced hydrogen peroxide-based bleaching agent to their teeth every day for two weeks. Dr. Sielicki will provide custom dental trays designed to achieve a precise fit and evenly administer the whitening gel. KöR involves using a bleaching agent that is continually refrigerated to preserve its potency, ensuring consistent results.

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The In-Office Stage

Once patients complete the at-home stage, Dr. Sielicki performs an in-office whitening treatment that lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Dr. Sielicki can control the amount and strength of the whitening product used, ensuring the patient is comfortable and the most desirable results are achieved. Patients can relax during treatment, knowing that their smile is in the hands of a professional.

Does Treatment Hurt?


Many teeth whitening systems cause tooth sensitivity before and after treatment. KöR is different. It uses a desensitizer to combat sensitivity before it arises. The KöR desensitizer plugs the openings of the dental channels underneath tooth enamel (called dentinal tubules). Patients are able to whiten their teeth comfortably and virtually pain-free.

The Results of KöR Teeth Whitening

KöR whitening can brighten a smile by eight shades. Dr. Sielicki may recommend ongoing whitening at home and in our Scottsdale, AZ, office, though this depends on a patient’s oral health and other factors.
Before KöR Whitening procedure
Before KöR Whitening
After KöR Whitening procedure
After KöR Whitening

Do You Want a Brighter, Whiter Smile? Contact Sonoran Dental Design

Over-the-counter whitening strips and whitening toothpaste can only do so much. For more dramatic whitening results, it's best to seek professional care supervised by a dentist. Dr. Sielicki is here to help.

With KöR teeth whitening's two-stage process, you can achieve excellent cosmetic dentistry results. Thanks to regular touchups and visits to the dentist, your enhanced smile can last for years.

If you live in Scottsdale, AZ, and would like to experience a brighter, whiter smile, contact our dental office today. You can also request a consultation by phone.

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Patients Share Their Stories 5-Star Reviews for Our Scottsdale, AZ, Dentist


Kelly Gray


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I went to see Dr. Sielicki of Sonoran Dental Design to correct an old, yellow composite I had on my top front left tooth. Dr. Sielicki and her team were very kind and welcoming! I felt very comfortable and taken care of; all my questions were answered. My tooth looks amazing!!! I could not be happier. So very pretty and white! I also appreciated the thorough exam and dental health care I received. Thank you!!

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Marina Gomes


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As always very professional, best treatment and very careful on every visit. Every year there is a new equipment, the office is always extremely clean! I recommend Dr. Sielicki to everyone who cares for their dental hygiene, I have be em patient over 12 years, the office is far from my home but so worth it! 5 stars always!!! Thank you Dr. Sielicki and the amazing team!

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Whitening vs. Bleaching

Many dentists use the terms “whitening” and “bleaching” interchangeably, but there is a difference.

"Whitening" describes treatments that restore the natural color of the teeth. This includes whitening toothpastes and over-the-counter strips.

"Bleaching" refers to treatments that whiten the natural color of teeth. These products contain a bleaching agent, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

During your consultation at Sonoran Dental Design we can discuss bleaching options as well as other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as bonding and veneers. We can help you enhance your smile.

Whitening treatment

Teeth Whitening FAQ

Is there a follow-up treatment that needs to be done?

After using your take-home trays for several weeks and undergoing an in-office treatment, you do not need to plan for any follow-up treatments. At that point, your teeth should look bright, white, and beautiful.

How often does retouch treatment need to happen?

We generally recommend you use your at-home trays once a month to “touch-up” your results. You can schedule in-office whitening treatments annually or as needed.

How can I help my white teeth last after my treatment?

The best thing you can do to maintain your newly brightened smile is to brush and floss daily, and stay away from stain-causing foods and beverages (e.g., coffee, tea, wine, colas, curry, tomato sauce, berries). Also, you should not smoke or use tobacco products.

Does teeth whitening damage my enamel?

No, professional teeth whitening will not damage your enamel. We use safe bleaching products that penetrate the enamel to break up stains and discoloration without harming the tooth structure.

If I have dental implants or hardware, can I still whiten my teeth?

Dental implants and other restorations like bridges, crowns, and veneers will not respond to teeth whitening treatment. To avoid uneven or spotty results, you should consult with Dr. Sielicki about your options. She may customize teeth whitening treatment to match your existing restorations, or suggest replacing your restorations to match your brighter tooth color after whitening treatment.

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Erick Larson


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Best dentist! I've never liked going to the dentist but ever since going here I do not mind it at all. Everyone is really friendly and will really try to work with you and any of your needs. Highly recommended!

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christine smith


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I've been a patient of Dr Silecki's for several years and the team never disappoints. Every one of them enjoys what they do and are super efficient. The team are very caring and have a very light touch. You cannot do better.

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Dr. Ann Sielicki

Sonoran Dental Design

Sonoran Dental Design is a high-tech dental practice in Scottsdale, AZ, that prioritizes patient care and comfort. Our dentist, Dr. Ann Sielicki, is highly trained and committed to continued education. Dr. Sielicki is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Arizona Dental Association
  • The Central Arizona Dental Association
  • Spear Education's Advanced Continuum (Visiting Faculty Club Member)
  • Seattle Study Club (Participating Member)

We invite you to request an appointment with our practice by filling out our online form or calling (480) 419-9595.

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"Dr. Sielicki and her staff are professional and I immediately felt comfortable. My teeth look fantastic. I could not be more pleased with the outcome." Emily

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