Kor Teeth Whitening
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There are many, many ways to whiten/bleach one’s teeth. It has become so popular in the past few years that it seems as if new products are popping up everyday! They all consist of putting bleach on the teeth in different concentrations, different formulas, and using different methods. ALL BLEACH AND WHITENING TECHNIQUES ARE NOT EQUAL!
There are many, many different bleaching methods. How well they work is highly variable. Sometimes they work okay, sometimes they barely work at all. In addition to changing the color of your teeth very little, they often hurt! Another problem, is that it’s almost impossible to guess when these lesser techniques will work and when they won’t until they are already done and paid for.
I’m not just talking about the whitening products you can buy in the store, I’m also talking about techniques used at other dental offices. The so called “laser whitening” and various “one hour” whitening systems. In my opinion, these are highly unpredictable, and very often a unsatisfactory result is obtained.
So if you are interesting in just trying a little whitening, and only interested in getting your teeth a little whiter, most whiteners will work.
BUT IT YOU WANT A DRAMATIC CHANGE. If you want WHITE teeth the best method by far is KOR WHITENING – DEEP BLEACHING. I have been using it for years. If the patient followed the instructions, I have NEVER had anything but amazing results! I have never had anyone end up with a shade darker then the lightest natural shade of teeth, and most people end up with even lighter then that!
Below are a few cases I have completed recently.
The below pictures are of my wife, Stephanie’s, results. She’s a big coffee drinker! My wife is actually a blond, this was during the period of when she dyed her hair red to look like a superhero!
FAQ's About KOR Whitening
YES! Though as one ages, it is more difficult to whiten teeth. Someone who is young, in their teens, 20’s, or early 30’s will usually have an easy time whitening. As we get older, for most people past the age of 40, only the better methods like KOR WHITENING will show any good results. I’ve whitened many people’s teeth even into their late 70s.
No! While your teeth can become temporarily sensitive during the whitening process, it will always go away a few days after the process is over. No permanent damage is done.
Sometimes. All whitening can cause sensitivity. Even though Kor Whitening is the most powerful and best whitening method, it is NOT the most sensitive by far. The Kor Whitening system always includes a desensitizer to minimize sensitivity. About 1/3 of my patients have a lot of sensitivity during the process and it can be quite annoying. Though it always goes away when the treatment is done. Another 1/3 have a little sensitivity. Which is slightly bothersome but not a big deal to them. The final 1/3 has no sensitivity and doesn’t bother them at all. Unfortunately, we can’t predict 100% who will fall into what category.
Everyone’s teeth will darken over time, whether they whitened their teeth or not. Especially if one drinks a lot of coffee, red wine, and tea. We recommend that after doing Kor whitening you MAINTAIN it by using the Kor whitening appliances once a month while you sleep. For most people, this will maintain the whiteness achieved with the system.
There are many whitening systems that claim to whiten your teeth in one hour using a magic blue light or “laser”. Most of the whitening obtained in this hour whitening comes from drying out and dehydrating the teeth, so they look whiter when you are done. The teeth naturally rehydrate and go back to their previous color usually within 24 hours. There have been many studies over the past 20 years showing that light does not improve the whitening process.
Why do people/dentists still use it? Marketing. It looks and sounds cool.
Kor Whitening works because it doesn’t cut any corners, including trying to rush the process. The process begins, with digitally scanning your teeth. It takes about 3 weeks for the whitening appliances to be fabricated. Depending on your age and your teeth you will usually be whitening at home while you sleep for 2-4 weeks. If you have a very difficult case, sometimes it can take longer. Then you come into the office and we whiten your teeth with a stronger quicker acting bleach for about an hour. So overall the process takes about 5-7 weeks. So it will not work if your wedding is next week.
No. No whitening system can change the color of your old fillings, veneers, or crowns. If you have a lot of extensive dental restorations on your front teeth you have to be prepared for the possibility you may want to replace them after the whitening process if they no longer match.