What is KöR Whitening?
If you are interested in whitening your teeth for a more radiant smile, KöR whitening systems from Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry may be just the solution you need. KöR systems utilize advanced whitening formulas that dissolve deep stains within tooth enamel to create a brighter, whiter smile. The KöR whitening program can also be a great option if you have concerns like sensitive teeth, fluorosis, or discoloration caused by tetracycline (an antibiotic often used to treat infections and chronic acne). General and cosmetic dentists Dr. Richard Caron and Dr. John Kenney can personalize your KöR whitening system based on your goals, needs, and other considerations to help you obtain the best possible results. Schedule an appointment at our office in Tupelo, MS to find out more information about KöR teeth whitening and to see if these in-office or at-home treatments are right for your smile.
KöR® Whitening Reviews
"I really dislike the dentist. Some people dislike clowns I can't stand the dentist. I've been traumatized with picks, needles and drills. I found Tupelo smiles after I left my dentist for lack of communication. How can u talk to me about x-rays when ur behind me talking to the back of my head, I can't see you and you haven't even shown me what ur talking about?? So sat in Tupelo Smiles office beside the Keurig machine, looking at the saltwater fish tank, filling out my for...m on their HP tablet thinking great here we go again another money bleeding dentist. I meet the staff who are very friendly but still not my dentist. Several employees have been there >20 yrs. Impressive. Answered a bunch of questions of course asked me about tooth whitening and $4000 braces. Waiting. Then in comes the dentist? Where's the hygienist, just clean my teeth and be done with it..... He proceeds to discuss things with me and does one of the most thorough exams ever checking for oral cancer? Wow that's a first. He explains everything he's looking at. What's the catch? I know he's gonna order these big x-rays and bill my insurance. Nope he's gonna get them from the other dentist and just get a couple for a cavity survey. Surprising. Then they put a lead protector on me and a thyroid protector? I haven't seen one of those since medical training. No dental office ever has protected my thyroid. Being in the medical field I've asked several times about radiation exposure and was told nowadays it's less than UV exposure of the sun. So why do u still leave the room? Last but not least he pulls out his Canon looking camera and takes several close up gum and teeth pics to keep on file. Then I get a complementary tooth mold and whitening kit. ??? No charge. I didn't even get a cleaning. My next visit will be a thorough cleaning with discussion of x-rays. Wow. Dr. Caron earned his title of DMD. He gained my trust and established a great relationship. Tupelo smiles is very thorough, caring and concerned for your well being. This is the first "physician of teeth" I've ever truly met. Thank you Tupelo......just another reason to love living here."- R.W. / Facebook / Jun 04, 2015
Who is An Ideal Candidate For KöR Whitening?
Ideal candidates for KöR whitening treatment should have teeth and gums that are healthy. Their enamel may be dull from aging, stained from foods and drinks, or yellowed from tobacco usage or other reasons. KöR systems are uniquely formulated to treat patients with unique concerns and deep teeth stains that other whitening products cannot address. For instance, this method can be effective in cases of fluorosis (stripes or lines on the teeth from excessive fluoride uptake while the teeth were developing), discoloration or stains from aging (dark geriatric staining), and discoloration from taking tetracycline medication as a child. During your consultation, Drs. Caron or Kenney will evaluate your teeth and help you determine if a custom KöR treatment program can help you meet your cosmetic goals.
What Should I Expect From KöR Whitening Treatment?
A KöR treatment program may include home and/or in-office treatments, depending upon your needs and goals. Our team will discuss your personal treatment program and then schedule your in-office treatment and/or put together your home kit. KöR does not use any lasers or lights to whiten the teeth. For both in-office treatments and home kits, we will take impressions of your mouth and make custom teeth whitening trays that fit securely yet comfortably over your upper and lower teeth. Gels are then placed in the trays and worn for a specific period of time. You may wish to have a professional cleaning before starting your whitening program, as this removes tartar and plaque buildup and can allow for the best possible treatment results.
What is at-Home Teeth Whitening?
You could achieve your aesthetic goals with the following KöR home treatment choices:
- KöR-Day is used for a short period of time, which makes it ideal for patients with sensitive teeth. The 9% hydrogen peroxide solution may be used 1 – 2 times a day for around two weeks.
- KöR-Night is used overnight while you sleep. The 16% carbamide peroxide solution should be applied each night for approximately two weeks.
What is In-Office Teeth Whitening?
For special cases or for quicker improvements, there are numerous in-office KöR whitening options:
- KöR MAX combines one in-office treatment of 34% tri-barrel hydremide peroxide gel with two weeks of KöR-Night treatments. This is often best for patients who do not have any special needs and want rapid results.
- KöR ULTRA is effective at treating teeth discolored by fluorosis or dark geriatric staining. It begins with an in-office conditioning therapy of 13% hydremide peroxide gel, then 3 – 4 weeks of KöR-Night treatments. After this, one in-office treatment with 34% hydremide peroxide gel is applied.
- KöR ULTRA-T is one of the few treatments that may improve enamel stained by tetracycline use. To begin, an in-office conditioning procedure with 13% hydremide peroxide gel is performed. Afterward, KöR-Night treatments are used at home for 6 – 8 weeks. Finally, the process is completed with an in-office treatment of 34% hydremide peroxide gel.
What Should I Expect Following My KöR Program?
As soon as you have finished your KöR program and reached your whitening goals, you may wish to keep a KöR kit at home to refresh your results as needed. To maintain your whitening outcome, it is important to maintain a good home oral hygiene regimen with daily brushing and flossing. It is also wise to attend routine cleanings at Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to eliminate plaque, tartar, and surface stains. You might also consider avoiding or limiting staining foods and beverages, such as coffee, berries, and red wine, and keeping away from tobacco.
Schedule Your Whitening Today!
Find out more information about the various KöR in-office and home whitening treatments available at Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. With unique formulas to meet your needs and aesthetic goals, Drs. Caron or Kenney can customize your KöR treatment plan to optimize your smile results. Schedule an appointment at our practice in Tupelo, MS.