There are many different ways that we can improve our smiles. One of the aspects of our teeth that we most like to address is their color. This is because, over time, our teeth can become yellowed and stained. This normally happens as a result of substances within the food and drink we consume, habits such as smoking and the natural aging process. Unfortunately, yellowed teeth are not as attractive as smiles that are bright and white. People who have very white teeth are also thought of as being healthier, happier and more successful in their lives. While whiter teeth cannot guarantee these things, it can give you increased confidence that helps you grasp opportunities in your life.
There are many different teeth whitening solutions to choose from, but it is only KöR whitening that offers permanent, effective whitening that can even whiten tetracycline (antibiotic) damaged teeth.
What is KöR Whitening?
KöR is an innovative approach to teeth whitening that can be carried out both in-office and in the comfort of your own home. The initial treatment is provided by your dentist, kick-starting your journey to whiter, brighter teeth. Following this, you will be given the whitening gel and KöR-Seal whitening trays to apply each night at home to complete your treatment. Once the gel is all used up, you will only need to wear your KöR-Seal trays one night a month to maintain your results.
One of the main differences between KöR and other bleaching products is that the KöR-Seal trays which are used to carry out the treatment have an extremely snug fit that doesn’t allow any saliva to penetrate them. This is important since if saliva enters the trays, it can dilute the strength of the whitening gel and reduce its effectiveness. Another key differentiator is that the whitening gel itself is kept refrigerated from the moment it is manufactured to the time of use. This helps to ensure that the chemicals that will cause the bleaching effect don’t lose their potency and the effectiveness of the gel isn’t compromised in any way.
Ultimately, the combination of the highly effective KöR whitening gel and the specially designed trays mean that patients can benefit from between 6-10 hours of whitening activity compared to the normal 25-35 minutes associated with other solutions.
Am I a good candidate for KöR whitening?
One of the best things about KöR whitening is that it is suitable for the vast majority of patients.
- You must be 14 years or older to undergo KöR whitening.
- Younger teeth typically respond more quickly to whitening, but there is no upper age limit to the treatment.
- Your gums must be healthy with no sign of periodontal disease.
- If you have extremely sensitive teeth, you may not be suitable for KöR whitening.
- Unfortunately, crowns and veneers can be adversely affected by KöR whitening, and this means that if you have these restorations, you may not be able to benefit from this solution. If you were to use KöR whitening, you may need these restorations replaced shortly after.
If you would like to find out more about deep bleaching your teeth with KöR whitening, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment to discuss your candidacy, please contact our office.