The Truth About Teeth Whitening Treatments

The Truth About Teeth Whitening Treatments
Posted on 06/22/2021
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Fun fact:

Did you know that our teeth turn yellow because stain molecules get trapped within the microstructures of the teeth themselves?

Okay, maybe it’s not that “fun” of a fact--but it’s certainly interesting!

We all want a sparkling white smile, however, the process of attaining one can be frustrating to say the least…

That’s where we come in.

As a premier provider for KOR Whitening, our job is to help make that process as seamless and effective as possible!

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If you’re old enough to have coffee stains on your teeth, I’m sure you’ve attempted this process yourself once or twice and experienced some difficulty. Many teeth whitening systems promise outstanding results and ease of use, but there is often a discrepancy between what is promised and what is delivered.

Well, we’re here to tell you that not all peroxide whitening gels are made equal.

You see, hydrogen peroxide is the main ingredient in all teeth whitening systems which contains water, oxygen, and other various radicals that make bleaching teeth possible.

We call these “bleaching factors.”

Now, in order to achieve optimum results, peroxide gels must be highly saturated with all of the aforementioned bleaching factors and have enough time to spread evenly within the microstructures of the teeth.

However, Clinical Research Associates (CRA) and other researchers discovered that the peroxide gel found in standard whitening trays only remains active for 25-35 minutes before it becomes contaminated by saliva.

Yes, you read that right.


To put it into perspective, conventional whitening trays are filled with whitening gel that contains approximately 6.5mg of peroxide, and our saliva has the ability to destroy 29mg of peroxide a minute!

Conventional whitening trays are not designed to properly seal to the teeth, which leaves room for saliva to enter the trays, ultimately contaminating the peroxide after 25-35 minutes. Now, 25-35 minutes may seem like a long time, but it is not enough time, however, to achieve the results that are so often promised.

This is why we we only use KöR Whitening in our office. Their trays are specifically designed to prevent this type of contamination from happening.

KöR Whitening trays provide a strong seal that blocks both saliva and sulcular fluid from entering the trays, providing 6-10 hours of exposure to the microstructures of teeth as opposed to the typical 25-35 minutes.

This allows the teeth’s enamel to be thoroughly cleansed of debris, which ultimately restores a tooth’s natural ability to whiten quickly and effectively.

So, what are the different treatment options that we offer?


This is a convenient at-home whitening system that produces great results and is the most cost effective. Nighttime whitening is typically more effective than daytime whitening as well. Treatment lasts for two weeks and the whitening trays should be worn nightly during sleep.


This is a great option for those looking for an at home treatment who would prefer not to wear the KöR-Seal Whitening Trays during sleep, or who can only wear the trays for very short periods at a time. Treatment lasts for two weeks with trays being worn once or twice per day.


Last, but certainly not least, is KöR MAX. This treatment produces the best possible results and combines at home whitening with a single in office whitening visit. Treatment consists of two weeks of at home nighttime whitening and a single in-office whitening visit utilizing KöR 34% Dual-Activated, Tri-Barrel Hydremide® Peroxide gel, and periodic at-home maintenance.

Whether you’re looking for a convenient, cost-effective way to whiten your teeth from home, or you’re looking for a thorough bleaching treatment to remove years worth of stains, we’ve got you covered.

Give us a call to book a consultation today!