Are you tired of discolored teeth? Do you want a whiter, brighter looking smile?
Dr. Greg Reece and our dental care team at Dentistry of the Queen City offer KOR teeth whitening in Charlotte, NC. Without the use of lights or lasers, you can obtain a whiter, younger looking smile. KOR involves both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatment and can provide many benefits for patients.
KOR Teeth Whitening in Charlotte, NC
Because the KOR whitening process is comprehensive and involves multiple steps, it may not be for everyone. Dr. Reece will review and assess your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. He will also discuss your budget, goals, and overall oral health with you before treatment.
The first step of KOR treatment involves two weeks of tooth whitening at home with whitening trays. These custom trays are filled with bleaching gel and cover teeth offer 6 to 10 hours of overnight teeth whitening.
The whitening gels are refrigerated to ensure their active ingredients stay active and effective in treating stains. The whitening trays also seal out saliva. Saliva is able to destroy peroxide quickly, so the sealed trays can help provide patients with more effective results.
After the first two weeks of treatment, at-home whitening continues with one added in-office treatment. A month into treatment, you will start three to four weeks of continuing at-home treatment with multiple in-office sessions. The last six to eight weeks also involves both in-office and at-home treatment.
This may seem like a long process, but it’s worth it. The KOR teeth whitening method has provided consistent results while minimizing tooth sensitivity in millions of patients globally.
Benefits of Whitening Teeth with KOR
There are multiple benefits that patients can receive with this cosmetic treatment method. KOR Teeth whitening:
- Lasts much longer than traditional teeth whitening treatments
- Improves tooth health by using less chemicals
- Reverses effects of aging on teeth
- Brightens teeth effectively the first time
- Can help improve your confidence
If you want ultra white teeth and have found other teeth whitening methods to be lacking, try KOR. This tooth whitening treatment is a great option for patients who have developed stains on their teeth from antibiotics and other medications. KOR removes deep stains, leaving you with a brilliant ultra-white smile.
Alternatives to KOR Teeth Whitening
There are not many alternatives to teeth whitening procedures for your whole mouth. Although, we can provide alternatives if you have a single discolored tooth or two. One such procedure is to use a porcelain veneer to cover a single discolored tooth.
Porcelain veneers are great for patients that do not need a complete smile makeover and are looking for an economical solution. Another alternative is a dental crown. Dental crowns can also address discolored teeth in a focused way like porcelain veneers.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How long will my gums stay white after teeth whitening?
Gums may become stained after professional teeth whitening treatment. It can be compared to a sunburn on your gums. This may last 24 hours, and your gum tissue may peel similar to skin with a sunburn. This is completely normal and should not last more than a day.
Can teeth whitening damage your teeth?
Teeth whitening does not damage your teeth. Contrary to popular belief, teeth whitening does not harm your enamel. Yellow coloring of the teeth is a sign of damaged enamel, however studies have shown that teeth whitening treatment does not cause any harm to the surface of your teeth.
Do gums grow back after teeth whitening?
Gum tissue does return to normal after teeth whitening treatment. Some of the compounds that go into teeth whitening treatments can cause the gums to change color or flake off. This is due to a high exposure to hydrogen peroxide or carbide peroxide and should not last longer than 24-48 hours.
Schedule a Teeth Whitening Consultation
Dr. Reece will work with you to ensure your comfort during every step of the treatment process. If other whitening methods have not worked for you and your teeth, KOR may be what you’re looking for.