Teeth Whitening - An Overview
Professional teeth whitening is most commonly achieved by applying peroxide gel to the teeth surfaces. Hydrogen peroxide then breaks down to water, oxygen, and bleaching factors that whiten teeth. These factors break down the stains, improving the appearance of discolored teeth. However, not all whitening systems are created equal.
What Sets the KöR Whitening System Apart?
The KöR teeth whitening system comes with in-office and at-home treatments, delivering predictably outstanding results every time. The powerful yet gentle teeth whitening solution restores the teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, dissolving the stains at the molecular level. KöR whitening targets the most stubborn stains, including tetracycline stains, previously thought to be impossible.
KöR whitening is the first and only tri-barrel delivery system, which keeps the chemistry isolated in three separate compartments until it is ready to be mixed and used. Most whitening systems lose their effectiveness after 25-35 minutes due to saliva contamination. KöR whitening is all about attention to detail. The scientifically designed KöR-Seal trays are engineered to your unique specifications, sealing out any saliva. That allows the whitening gel to work its magic 6+ hours at a time, providing unmatched results. KöR is the only whitening system with continuous refrigeration from the moment of manufacture until it is placed on your teeth, guaranteeing its freshness and enhancing its whitening effects.
What is the KöR Whitening Procedure?
We will start by determining the level of whitening that is a good fit for your smile and will take impressions of your teeth to create your custom, ultra-comfortable KöR-Seal whitening trays. During a follow-up appointment, you will receive your whitening trays, special whitening gel, the KöR desensitizing solution, and instructions on using the system. Your treatment will depend on your unique needs, but in most cases, patients wear their KöR whitening trays during sleep for two weeks.
After two weeks of home whitening, you will return to our office for an in-office session using our refrigerated KöR whitening gel. Depending on the extent of the staining and tooth discoloration, we may recommend more than one in-office treatment. Once you achieve your desired results, you will need periodic at-home maintenance treatments.
With KöR, you can expect to whiten your teeth up to 16 shades or even more! Unlike most whitening methods, KöR delivers permanent results with periodic touch-ups. Even if you consume berries, coffee, tea, or red wine, these staining foods and beverages will have no effect on your smile’s long-term sparkle.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Safe?
Teeth whitening treatments have been shown to be a safe cosmetic dentistry solution when administered by trained dental professionals. However, one main side-effect of most whitening systems is tooth sensitivity. Multiple aspects of the KöR system lead to less sensitivity than seen with other products. KöR whitening also comes with a desensitizing solution, allowing for comfortable treatments with little to no sensitivity, making it ideal for patients with sensitive teeth.