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Over the course of our lives, we put our teeth through a wide variety of experiences, from common eating and drinking to injuries from impact, grinding, and more. While dental hygiene can help to maintain our teeth over a long period of time, there are some risks that we can’t entirely mitigate, no matter how hard we try.

The Problem

One of the dental problems that many seniors experience as they age is tooth discoloration. Tooth discoloration often hits seniors harder than the general public because as we age, our enamel gets thinner over time. As the enamel thins, it reveals the underlying substance, called dentin. Dentin has a similar hardness to your bone and plays an important role in the strength of your teeth. However, dentin has a yellowish color, which also becomes more yellow with age. As a result, when dentin becomes exposed, your teeth look more yellow.

The Solution

Although seniors can choose over-the-counter whitening treatments to restore the shine to their pearly whites, we also provide a couple of longer-lasting whitening solutions in our downtown San Diego dental office:

KöR Whitening

This new and revolutionary teeth-whitening system is intended for patients of all ages. It has been shown to whiten teeth so discolored that the possibility of whitening them was once considered impossible.

The process is comfortable and entirely safe, with only a handful of patients reporting minor sensitivity during the process. Most importantly: the benefits last a lifetime! There is no need to give up coffee, red wine or anything else you once feared were discoloring your teeth.

Zoom! Whitening

While the Kor Teeth Whitening system is certainly effective, many patients hope to achieve whiter teeth in a quicker fashion, without the need to take trays home and use them at night for two weeks. The Zoom! teeth whitening system can make your teeth up to 8 shades whiter in less than an hour. Your results will last for up to one year, depending on your eating and drinking habits and home hygiene practices.

If you have any questions about teeth whitening or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.


Cityview Dental Arts

2232 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 278-0600
Fax: (773) 248-0666


Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed


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