A bright and beautiful smile can make a lot of positive changes in your life. But, discolored teeth can make your smile appear quite displeasing and may make you feel too conscious of your appearance. Teeth discoloration can happen due to factors such as smoking, excessive consumption of colored foods, improper brushing of the teeth, etc. No matter what the cause is, discolored teeth definitely ruin the aesthetics of your beautiful smile. Your entire facial appearance would be affected due to this.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is the process of removing the discoloration from the surface of the teeth, giving them a brighter appearance. To achieve this, dentists use a whitening gel that is usually rich in Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide releases oxygen molecules that penetrate the porous structure of the enamel and help to get rid of the staining particles. Essentially, a whitening gel is a dental bleach that lightens the shade of the teeth.
How effective can conventional teeth whitening be?
If you have come across individuals who have undergone teeth whitening, you may notice the difference in the extent of whitening. For some, the treatment may yield good results, whereas, for others, it may not. This is due to the very nature of whitening gels.
Whitening gels have to be stored under cold temperatures (refrigerated) from the time they are manufactured. When whitening gels are exposed to warm or hot conditions, they will gradually degrade as their molecular structure is quite unstable, which is why they break down easily upon application on the patients’ teeth. In simple words, the higher the temperature the gel is exposed to, the less effective it becomes.
Conventional whitening gels are usually not refrigerated. They are transported in bulk mostly on freight trucks, inside which the temperatures soar as high as 165° F on sunny days. Less effective whitening gels would have degraded more due to the high temperature.
How is KöR different?
KöR is nothing like the conventional teeth whitening gels. It is widely regarded as the world’s best teeth whitening system as it has been developed after several years of research. KöR whitening system uses a special Dual-Activated, Tri-Barrel Hydremide Peroxide whitening gel. It is refrigerated continuously from the time of manufacture until it arrives at our dental practice, where we would apply it on your teeth. The effectiveness of the gel is far greater compared to any other teeth whitening gel.
Does KöR have a suitable treatment option for me?
Of course, it does! KöR whitening systems offer treatment in 4 variations. Based on your preference and the severity of your condition, your dentist will discuss and suggest the right option for you.
KöR Home: Patients who prefer to stay in the comfort of their house and carry out whitening would find this option the most suitable. We usually provide a whitening gel that is of the concentration of 16% Carbamide Peroxide or 9% Hydrogen Peroxide. It will have to be used along with a whitening tray that we provide.
KöR Max: KöR Max is a popular option that is a combination of at-home and in-office whitening. We use a 16% Carbamide Peroxide solution for two weeks, and at the end of it, a single in-office session will be carried out using a 34% Hydremide Peroxide gel. It is the most preferred type of whitening for individuals with serious teeth discoloration issues.
KöR Ultra: The procedure includes periodic visits to the dentist’s office for whitening sessions using 13% Hydremide Peroxide gel. In addition to this, you will have to carry out whitening at home for at least 3 to 4 weeks using 34% Hydremide peroxide gel, which is one of the strongest and most effective whitening gels we have.
KöR Ultra-T: Patients who have developed teeth discoloration due to the ill-effects of tetracycline drugs often express their concerns to us. Infamously known to be untreatable, tetracycline staining is one of the most severe forms of teeth staining. However, KöR Ultra-T handles this issue with ease. The procedure includes an in-office session using 13% Hydremide Peroxide gel. Post this, at-home teeth whitening will be recommended using 34% Hydremide peroxide gel for approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (773) 880-2310 to have a consultation with Dr. Eliot and will be happy to help.