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Teeth Whitening Katy, TX

Brighten Your Smile with Confidence

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At Katy Smile Design, our experienced Katy, TX dentist, Dr. Lauren Shepard, is dedicated to helping you achieve a radiant and confident smile. Our professional teeth whitening services are designed to elevate the natural beauty of your teeth and enhance your overall appearance. With our advanced whitening techniques and personalized approach, we strive to provide you with a safe, effective, and comfortable whitening experience. 

Whether you prefer in-office treatments or at-home solutions, our team is committed to delivering exceptional results and ensuring your satisfaction. Say goodbye to stains and discoloration, and hello to a dazzling smile by calling (281) 396-4366.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that aims to lighten the color of your teeth and enhance your smile. It is a popular and non-invasive treatment that can effectively reduce stains and discoloration caused by various factors such as aging, food and drink consumption, smoking, and poor oral hygiene.

Teeth Whitening Options

In-office teeth whitening is performed by a dental professional and typically involves the application of a high-concentration bleaching gel to your teeth, along with the use of special light or heat to enhance the whitening process. 

At-home teeth whitening options include over-the-counter whitening kits and customized trays provided by your Katy dentist, allowing you to whiten your teeth at your convenience.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

The benefits of teeth whitening include:

  • Improved Appearance: Teeth whitening can significantly improve the appearance of your smile, making your teeth look brighter and more attractive.
  • Boosted Self-Confidence: A brighter smile can boost your self-confidence, making you feel more comfortable and positive in social and professional situations.
  • Cost-Effective: Teeth whitening is a relatively quick and cost-effective way to achieve a brighter, more youthful-looking smile compared to other cosmetic dental procedures.

Candidacy for Teeth Whitening 

Here are the candidacy requirements for teeth whitening services:

  • Individuals with stained or discolored teeth due to aging.
  • Those who consume staining beverages such as coffee, tea, or red wine regularly.
  • Smokers who have developed nicotine stains on their teeth.
  • Individuals with yellowing or discoloration caused by certain medications.
  • People with stains from food or beverages that can’t be removed by regular brushing.
  • Those who desire a brighter and more attractive smile for personal or professional reasons.

Teeth Whitening Procedure

At-Home Teeth Whitening

  1.  Consultation: Schedule a consultation with your Katy dentist to determine if at-home teeth whitening is suitable for you.
  2. Customization: Dr. Shepard will create custom-fit whitening trays based on impressions of your teeth.
  3. Instructions: You will be provided with detailed instructions on how to apply the whitening gel to the trays and how long to wear them each day.
  4. Application: Fill the trays with the prescribed amount of whitening gel and wear them for the specified duration each day, typically for a couple of hours or overnight.
  5. Monitoring: Dr. Shepard may schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

  1. Examination: Dr. Shepard will examine your teeth to assess their current shade and determine the appropriate whitening treatment.
  2. Preparation: Your gums and soft tissues will be protected with a barrier to prevent the whitening agent from causing any irritation.
  3. Application: A high-concentration bleaching gel will be applied to your teeth, and a special light or heat may be used to enhance the whitening process.
  4. Reapplication: The bleaching gel may be reapplied several times during the same appointment to achieve the desired level of whitening.

What is KOR Teeth Whitening?

KOR Teeth Whitening is a comprehensive whitening system that offers advanced and effective solutions for both in-office and at-home whitening. It is known for its ability to address even the most stubborn stains and discoloration.

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KOR Teeth Whitening OptionsKÖR HOME

If you have normal tooth staining, use these take-home trays for two weeks with KöR Home. Sometimes, this treatment is enough to brighten your smile. KöR Home uses daytime and nighttime whitening.


We will also recommend KöR Max if you have normal staining. You will visit our office after two weeks of take-home trays during this treatment. We will isolate the teeth in our office and apply a desensitizing gel. Then, we will apply the whitening gel to each tooth. After 20 minutes, we remove the gel and repeat the process.


Do you have tough teeth stains? We may recommend a combination of in-office and take-home treatment. KöR Ultra uses jumpstart conditioning. During conditioning, we place 13% Hydremide® Peroxide gel on the trays to encourage oxygenation. Oxygenation occurs when the particles in the whitening gel break down stains throughout the tooth.

After oxygenation, patients complete 3 to 4 weeks of treatment. This includes nighttime home treatment, in-office treatment, and periodic maintenance.


If you have tetracycline stains, we may recommend KöR Ultra-T. Tetracycline stains occur when teeth demineralize from antibiotic use. These stains are tough to treat. KöR Ultra-T can help brighten teeth after tetracycline use. This treatment uses in-office whitening and 6 to 8 weeks of at-home trays.

KöR delivers highly effective results for patients committed to brightening their smiles. These treatments may take more time than other conventional whitening treatments. However, patients benefit from long-lasting results and white smiles. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

Some individuals may experience temporary tooth sensitivity during or after the whitening process, but it is usually mild and subsides shortly after treatment.

How long do the results of teeth whitening last?

The longevity of teeth whitening results varies depending on individual habits and maintenance. Avoiding staining substances and practicing good oral hygiene can help prolong the effects of whitening.

Is teeth whitening safe?

When performed under the guidance of a dental professional, teeth whitening is considered safe and effective. It is essential to follow instructions and use products as directed to minimize potential side effects.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

The longevity of the results from teeth whitening treatment varies from factors including patients’ diet, oral care, and how well your teeth respond to whitening products. On average, teeth whitening effects last for anywhere from six months to a year. Avoiding tobacco products and staining foods and beverages can extend the lifespan of the effects of whitening treatment.

Achieve a More Confident Smile at Katy Smile Design

Teeth whitening is a popular and effective procedure for achieving a brighter smile. By utilizing a whitening agent to break down stains on the tooth surface, this process can effectively lighten the color of the teeth. As a result, individuals can enjoy the confidence that comes with a radiant smile. For a brighter, more radiant smile, schedule an appointment at our Katy, TX dental office by calling (281) 396-4366. Katy Smile Design welcomes patients from Katy, Fulshear, Richmond, and other local communities.