KöR Whitening System FAQs, Answered by Your Rochester Dentist

Bright smilesDo you have tetracycline stains or severely yellowed teeth and you have tried every whitening system to no avail? Then it’s time to talk to your Rochester dentist about KöR bleaching treatment. This innovative teeth whitening treatment combines in-office whitening with at-home bleaching to offer you a brighter, younger-looking smile. In this blog, Dr. Calcagno answers some common questions about the KöR system.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How does KöR whitening work?

A1: The KöR system is unique in the way it functions. An oxygen-rich gel allows your teeth to absorb oxygen again. To begin, the dentist will create custom-fitted trays for you. Then, in the following two weeks, you’ll wear the trays while you sleep. With a final in-office treatment, your teeth could appear up to 16 shades whiter than before.

Q2: How long does KöR whitening last?

A2: Results from KöR permanently whiten your smile, though you will need occasional at-home maintenance. With KöR, you can touch-up your teeth at home using your custom trays and whitening gel.

Q3: Do teeth appear unnaturally white?

A3: No. When your teeth are white enough for your liking, stop treatment. You determine how drastic your whitening change will be. KöR simply results in whiter, brighter smiles, and might even boost to your confidence.

Q4: Can  whiten veneers, crowns, and fillings?

A4: Unfortunately, not. Bleaching systems whiten by removing stains from tooth enamel. Porcelain or composite resin materials do not respond to chemical whitening like natural tooth enamel. If your veneers, crowns or fillings no longer match your newly-whitened teeth, talk to your Rochester dentist about changing them a different shade or two.

Q5: Will staining foods and beverages affect results?

A5: If you’re frequently maintaining your KöR results at home, staining foods and beverages shouldn’t affect results. However, your tooth enamel is porous and will soak up stains from foods, drinks, and tobacco. The more you use these staining agents, the more often you may need to freshen up your whitening.

Q6: Does KöR whitening hurt?

A6: Though most whitening treatments do increase sensitivity, the KöR system rarely creates any sensitivity. KöR aims to produce glowing smiles without any discomfort to the patient.

Brighten Your Smile at Calcagno Family Dentistry

You too can have brilliantly white teeth with the KöR bleaching system. If you would like more information on this whitening procedure, talk to your 55902 dentist, Dr. Calcagno to find out if the KöR system is right for you. To schedule an appointment call our Rochester dentist office at (507) 281-3659. You can also visit our website to learn about our services, see before and after photos, and read our testimonials. We look forward to treating patients from Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding communities.