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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Murray Family Dental

General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Teeth Whitening located in Carmel, IN

There are hundreds of over-the-counter teeth whitening options available, but if you really want to achieve a bright, white smile, you should make an appointment with your dentist. At Murray Family Dental in Indianapolis, Emily Murray, DDS, and the team offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments. To learn more, make an appointment by calling the office or clicking today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do our teeth turn yellow?

As you get older, your teeth naturally turn yellow and dull in color. This occurs as a result of the outer surface of your teeth (enamel) cracking and chipping away. 

As your enamel decays, the inner portion of your tooth, called the dentin, shows through. Dentin is naturally yellow in color. The color then becomes more pronounced over time as the tooth lays down more dentin, changing the color from the inside out.

Other common causes of yellow teeth including:

  • Drinking coffee
  • Drinking soda
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Using chewing tobacco
  • Poor oral hygiene

You might also develop yellow teeth if you take certain prescription medications for acne or gingivitis. 

What are the benefits of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening provides a quick, easy, and affordable way to improve the appearance of your smile. However, it works best on people with a full set of healthy teeth. 

Teeth whitening only works on natural teeth, so if you have crowns or implants, Dr. Murray might recommend a different type of treatment. 

Teeth whitening also provides long-lasting results. Although teeth whitening isn’t permanent, it can eradicate stains and other imperfections for between 2-3 years at a time. 

What types of teeth whitening are available?

At Murray Family Dental, the team offers both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments including: 


KöR teeth whitening is a whitening treatment that uses a series of cutting-edge KöR-Seal™ Trays specially formulated for KöR whitening gels. 

It can be used as an in-office and take-home treatment or just a take-home treatment depending on the severity of the discoloration. Murray Family Dental 

With KöR teeth whitening, you wear a series of trays that condition your teeth to accept bleaching factors like peroxide. Unlike traditional in-office treatments that take 30-45 minutes, KöR provides 6+ hours of whitening activation, ensuring stunning, long-lasting results.  


The Opalescence teeth whitening system allows for at-home whitening treatments. For example, The Opalescence Boost formula is an at-home treatment that provides teeth up to eight* shades whiter with just one treatment. 

In addition, the solution is chemically activated, so there’s no need for hot or uncomfortable lighting. What’s more, treatment typically takes just 60 minutes.

Which type of teeth whitening treatment is right for me?

To determine the right type of teeth whitening treatment, schedule an appointment at Murray Family Dental.

Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, Dr. Murray can make recommendations that align with your lifestyle and needs. 

No matter the type of treatment Dr. Murray selects, you can feel confident knowing you’ll achieve a white smile. 

Make your teeth whitening appointment at Murray Family Dental today by calling or clicking the online booking tool. 

*Individual results may vary.