KOR  Whitening  

If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or you would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Kachele & Assocates  has your answer with KoR Whitening!   In-Office Whitening System uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office.  It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results.  After your in office visit, we send you home with The KoR Take-Home Whitening System that uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth an average of six shades in three nights*. And you may go even lighter with additional applications. Start on Friday and by Monday you’ll have a whole new smile.

Strips or paint-on gels are a waste of time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Kor Whitening.

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What is KoR Tooth whitening?

Kors! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

What can cause tooth discoloration?

There are many causes.  The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco.  During tooth formation consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening.  However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Dr. Kachele & Assocates  can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.

Is tooth whitening becoming more popular?

Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The KoR Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.

Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, KoR is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Do the results last a long time?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing, brushing twice daily and touch-ups with KoR take-home gel.  Kors is a professional formula product designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest and is available through our office.

Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and KoR?

Yes! Consulting Dr. Kachele & Assocates is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely.  Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels and toothpastes take weeks or months to whiten your teeth just a few shades. Kors is clinically proven to whiten your teeth up to eight shades* in one hour or six shades* in just one weekend.

How does the KoR In-Office System work?

The  KoR Whitening system is made with a proprietary Dual-Activated, Tri-Barrel Hydremide Peroxide formulation and delivery system. The KoR light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is proprietary.  As the Hydremide Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the structure of the tooth unchanged.  With the in office system light aids in activating the Hydremide Peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth more quickly.

Are there any side effects?

Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment.  The difference between Kors and other products is the use of desensitizing agents before the application.  In most cases, there is minimal to no sensitivity as experienced with other whitening systems.

KöR Desensitizer helps desensitize and prevent sensitivity issues immediately, before they arise.

Our desensitizing method includes desensitizers that plug the orifices of dentinal tubules during bleaching to “prevent” bleaching sensitivity, rather than simply attempting to treat the symptoms. The “Hydrodynamic Mechanism” theory of tooth sensitivity states that movement of the fluid within dentinal tubules is responsible for mechanically activating the nerves at the periphery of the pulp, causing a painful reaction. When the natural smear plugs are lost from the orifices of dentinal tubules, fluid within the tubules can move thirty-two times more freely, causing dentinal hypersensitivity.

The oxygenation process during bleaching not only deeply cleanses the tooth, but also actively displaces the plugs in dentinal tubules, leaving the tubular fluid susceptible to flow. The bleaching chemicals create an osmotic gradient in fluid flow within the dentinal tubules outward from the pulp. The result is typical bleaching sensitivity, which can sometimes be very acute.

Potassium nitrate, often recommended for treatment of sensitivity, does not plug tubules. In some patients it partially reduces the ability of the pulpal nerves to fire. This affect does not eliminate the pulpal inflammation, and only partially masks the symptoms. Some claim ACP will block dentinal tubules, however ACP has been primarily developed and studied in relation to repairing highly inorganic enamel, not the more organic dentin. Even if ACP were to cause mineral formation within dentin, which is much more organic in nature than enamel, it would do so by slowly “growing” tooth structure instead of actively and rapidly “plugging” tubules.


                                                                                                                                            KöR desensitizers actively and rapidly plug and re-plug the orifices of the dentinal tubules during bleaching to “prevent” pulpal inflammation and sensitivity rather than simply treat the symptoms. The first desensitizer, applied at chairside, plugs tubules. The second desensitizer, applied by the patient daily at home, also plugs tubules via HEMA binding with intratubular proteins as well as precipitation of calcium fluoride within tubules.  Open dentinal tubules closed by KöR desensitizers can be seen on this picture to the right!

How long is the procedure?

The entire in office procedure takes just over one hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching.  We recommend a cleaning prior to the actual KoR Whitening session or take home use).

How long does KoR Take-Home Whitening take?

The KoR take-home gel is designed to be worn between four and eight hours per application.  Dr. Kachele & Assocates will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six shades* after just three nights of use. Dr. Kachele & Assocates will help you determine how many applications are right for you.

How is the KoR Take-Home System different from the KoR In-Office System?

The main difference between the two systems is that you use the KoR Take-Home System in the convenience of your own home over a few nights. The KoR Office System is performed entirely in the office.  Because of the extremely effective bleaching results we get with the KoR take home system, we usually recommend this first to save you cost if you do not require immediate results for that special occasion.   As with the In office system and the boost or initial results, we always include the take home with the In Office procedure for extended bleaching and stronger results.  And the take home trays will last for touch-ups as needed to keep your teeth that pearly white shade you achieve!

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