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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. Ann 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.

Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in KöR whitening products. The formula 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. Periodic bleaching can maintain your results, allowing you to enjoy a dazzling smile for decades.

How Does KöR® Teeth Whitening Work? A Smile Upgrade in Two Steps

KöR whitening combines 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. You can relax during treatment knowing that your smile is being enhanced by 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 blocks 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.

You can achieve excellent cosmetic dentistry results with KöR teeth whitening's two-stage process. With 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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Eric Hanshew

Scottsdale, AZ


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I've been a patient with Dr. Sielicki for 22 years and my teeth are in awesome shape! It is wonderful to find a practice with consistent and caring staff.

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Dan Ohara

Scottsdale, AZ


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Comprehensive and fully integrated approach to our dental care. Dr. Sielicki and her entire team are professional, friendly and very well organized as a team. My wife and I are very happy with their high level of service.

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Whitening vs. Bleaching What's the Difference?

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

"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're ready to help you enhance your smile.

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Teeth Whitening FAQ

How often does retouch treatment need to happen?

The results from KöR whitening can last for many months, but no whitening treatment is permanent. 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 maintain my white teeth after 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 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.

Creating Pearly White Smiles Request a Teeth Whitening Appointment Today

As cosmetic specialists, we're in the business of delivering beautiful smiles to those who want them. Check out this patient's teeth whitening results to see if we're the right choice to help you achieve your own smile goals.
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This man's teeth were dull and discolored when he first visited our Scottsdale team.
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A combination of KöR whitening and crowns for the bottom teeth gave him a stunning upgrade.
Like what you see? You won't know what's possible for your own smile without speaking to a cosmetic dentist, so reach out to Dr. Ann Sielicki for a consultation today. We're ready to help you, whatever your needs happen to be.

Send us a message online, fill out our consultation form, or give us a call in Scottsdale, AZ, to get started.

"Fantastic dental office!" Kind Words From a Scottsdale Patient

"Fantastic dental office! State of the art technical equipment & expertise. The staff headed by Dr. Ann Sielicki is professional, warm & caring. So glad I found them!" Marda Kaiser

Flexible Financing for Teeth Whitening Makes Cost-Effective Treatment Even More Affordable

Because teeth whitening is a purely cosmetic procedure, it isn't covered by dental insurance. However, we don't want costs to be the barrier between you and the smile you want, so we accept financing through CareCredit®. You can take advantage of a low- or no-interest loan repayable in affordable monthly installments.

Still concerned about affordability? You should know that teeth whitening is one of the most inexpensive cosmetic dentistry treatments available. It can give you beautiful results like veneers or crowns can, but at a much lower cost. In the long run, professional treatment is also more affordable than products like whitening toothpastes or strips. These provide uneven results that fade quickly, but our KöR whitening is precise, effective, and easy to touch up as needed.

Need a Total Smile Enhancement? Add Teeth Whitening to Your Custom Smile Makeover

Do you have cosmetic concerns that teeth whitening alone can't address? As a seasoned cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sielicki also offers comprehensive smile makeovers. She can help you address issues like chipped teeth, cracked teeth, misaligned teeth, and missing teeth, all in one streamlined treatment process known as a smile makeover.

You can work with Dr. Sielicki to choose the procedures that best suit your individual needs and goals. Each smile makeover is customized to the patient, so you can feel confident that you're receiving cosmetic care that's tailored just for you.

Teeth whitening can be the perfect finishing touch to a smile makeover. After restoring form, improving alignment, and filling in gaps, we can use whitening to give your smile a bright look that leaves a positive impression on everyone you meet. Interested in a smile makeover? Reach out to our Scottsdale team today.

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Scottsdale, AZ


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I arrived early and was taken right in. Dental assistant was great and prepared me for the dentist. Dentist was very good and I would come here again! I am a snowbird from Canada but I would pick these folks as my regular dental care group. They are that good.

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Dr. Sielicki, Kelly, her dental assistant, and Irma the office manger are consummate professionals. And wonderful people. When you go here, you’re not going to the dentist; you’re headed for an experience. Moving here from LA, I wasn’t expecting to find a dentist as good as the one I had. I am blessed to have discovered Ann and her all-female crew. This is not hyperbole.

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Sonoran Dental Design

Sonoran Dental Design is a high-tech dental practice in Scottsdale, AZ, that prioritizes patient care and comfort. Dr. Ann Sielicki is a dentist who 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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