Self-consciousness about your smile is not uncommon these days. The most common complaint we hear from our patients is that their teeth are not white enough. Fortunately, this is one of the easiest cosmetic problems to correct. Martin Family Dentistry offers Kor Whitening, an in-office teeth whitening procedure that is highly effective at lightening teeth by several shades.
What is Kor Teeth Whitening?
Kor Whitening is an innovative teeth whitening system using hydrogen peroxide gel applied to the teeth for up to eight hours at a time using specially designed trays. Over time, the gel bleaches stains and discoloration out of the tooth enamel without damaging its structure. The solution also enhances the enamel’s ability to absorb oxygen, naturally whitening teeth over time.
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How is Kor Whitening Different?
Most in-office teeth whitening systems are designed for quick results. The gel is applied and “activated” with light for a treatment that usually lasts 30 minutes.
However, with Kor, you can begin the process at home with custom-made trays and specially blended bleaching gel to use every night for two weeks before your in-office whitening treatment. Although the process takes a bit longer, the results are much more dramatic.
Some ways that Kor Whitening is superior to older methods include:
- Little or no tooth sensitivity due to desensitizing agents in the teeth bleaching gel
- Permanent whitening with periodic maintenance applications
- Kor Whitening is effective even on tetracycline, coffee, and tea stains
- Kor Whitening works below the surface to remove the deepest discolorations
- Kor gels are refrigerated at all times to ensure their effectiveness. Heat quickly degrades the potency of tooth whitening gels; refrigeration guarantees superior results.
How Long Does the Appointment Take?
It depends. If you are looking for quick results in a single session, your appointment may last one to two hours. This gives the teeth whitening gel time to get below the surface level to whiten your teeth from within, breaking up stains and dissolving them.
However, the Kor Whitening system offers even more remarkable results if you choose to begin the process at home. Your first appointment will focus on creating personalized, snugly fitting whitening trays based on impressions of your teeth. When the trays are ready, you wear them with the whitening gel each night for two weeks while you sleep. Because the trays prevent saliva from diluting the gel, the whitening process lasts several hours.
After two weeks, you return to our office for an in-office treatment that takes one to two hours. At the end of the session, you see visible results that may be up to 16 shades whiter. To maintain these results, you use the gel at home one night a month.
How Long Until You See Results with Kor Whitening?
You will see immediate results after your in-office teeth whitening session, but the effect of the Kor whitening gel will continue to develop over several weeks.
How Long Do the Results of Kor Whitening Last?
With proper maintenance care, the results last a lifetime. Maintenance involves using the gel and bleaching trays one or two nights a month for most people. It’s a simple, painless process that ensures your investment will continue to deliver a bright, white smile for years to come.
Kor Whitening is the most effective teeth whitening system available. If you are interested in improving your smile with Kor, contact our office at Shawnee Dentist Office Phone Number 913-631-4373 or use our online form to schedule an appointment. A brighter, whiter smile is just a phone call away!