by Dr. Kenneth Polke

When it comes to maintaining healthy teeth and a beautiful smile for life, daily brushing and flossing is essential. However, the color of your teeth can darken over time despite a vigorous home care program. For most people, this is a natural process related to aging. However, brightness and whiteness can also diminish due to other factors such as the food we eat, trauma, medications and tobacco use.

Drinks such as coffee, tea and red wine, along with the tar from tobacco, are commonly known to cause tooth stains. But did you know that injuries to the mouth and medications like antihistamines, high blood pressure medications, tetracycline and chemotherapy can also discolor teeth?

If the sparkle in your smile has disappeared, it can easily be restored with the KöR, the most effective teeth whiten system in the world.

KöR thoroughly cleanses and rejuvenates tooth enamel. It produces an amazing whiteness compared to any other tooth whitening products currently on the market.

KöR’s high potency gel and sealing trays provide 6 to 10 hours of whitening activity verses the usual 25-35 minutes. This high level of whitening is achieved because the gel remains refrigerated until used.

Whitening products that aren’t refrigerated break down when shipped and stored. The deterioration reduces the effectiveness of the product, and can even cause tooth sensitivity and pain. Keeping the whitening agent refrigerated prevents gel degradation, resulting in a more powerful whitening process.

If you’ve tried teeth whitening in the past and have been unhappy with the results, or you are ready to restore the natural beauty of your teeth, call us today to schedule a teeth whitening consultation. We have helped hundreds of patients regain their self-confidence with the KöR whitening system. You will look and feel great with your new sparkling smile.

Dr. Kenneth J. Polke is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton, and went on to study dentistry at Case Western University Dental School. Kenneth Polke is also an NFL Alumni, having played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins and as quarterback for the Cleveland Browns! While he still has a passion for football, he chooses to serve the needs of his patients at American Dental Excellence (, which he opened in 1981. Dr. Polke is an active member of many professional associations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists, and the International College of Oral Implantologists. He has a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a Diplomat of the International College of Oral Implantologists. American Dental Excellence can be reached at 303-920-4900.