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KOR Teeth Whitening services offered in Hicksville, NY

KӦR® teeth whitening is a teeth whitening system that uses impression-made trays of your teeth. You can take the trays home along with a professional-grade whitening gel from Monika Bhatia, DDS, in Hicksville, New York. Call the office of Monika Bhatia, DDS, for more information, or reserve your appointment online today.

KOR Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is KӦR teeth whitening?

KӦR teeth whitening is a branded teeth whitening system that uses gel-filled trays to lighten your teeth. Unlike other teeth whitening systems, KӦR doesn’t require the use of a bright light or laser of any kind. Instead, the gel whitens your teeth itself because of its peroxide formula.

When you use KӦR whitening gel in your custom trays, the peroxide turns into hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide releases water, oxygen, and radicals or byproducts called bleaching factors that lift stains from tooth enamel.

KӦR teeth whitening produces an exceptionally high number of free radicals, which allow the bleaching gel to stay active longer than bleaching gels from other brands. Normally, your saliva contaminates the bleach rapidly. The free radicals prevent this from happening at the same rate.

The first step of undergoing KӦR teeth whitening with Monika Bhatia, DDS, is to come in for impressions. The team uses your impressions to make trays that fit over your teeth with a slight amount of extra room for the gel to cover them entirely. 

You wear the trays with the gel for a short period of time over the course of a few days outside the office.

Who can benefit from KӦR teeth whitening?

KӦR teeth whitening and other whitening systems work well for stains in the enamel. The enamel is the outermost layer of your teeth, and it’s more porous than you might expect. This causes pigmented particles to get stuck in the teeth so they present stains and discoloration.

You’ll benefit from KӦR teeth whitening if you have tooth stains and discoloration from pigmented foods and substances like:

  • Tobacco use
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Wine
  • Berries

Tooth discoloration from injuries is different. The gray or blue-ish staining you see after a traumatic injury to a tooth, or medication use, may not respond to teeth whitening at all. 

What results can I expect from KӦR teeth whitening?

Your dentist can go into detail about the results you should expect from your teeth whitening procedure.

Unlike nonprofessional whitening products that are widely available in drugstores and grocery stores, professional teeth whitening systems like KӦR teeth whitening offer a 4-8 shade difference after your treatment is complete. 

During your teeth whitening consultation at Monika Bhatia, DDS, the team evaluates the starting shade of your teeth and can show you what 4-8 shades whiter would look like for you. 

You can maintain your results with periodic touch-up treatments after your initial treatment with KӦR whitening at Monika Bhatia, DDS. 

For more information about sensitivity-free whitening with KӦR teeth whitening, call Monika Bhatia, DDS, or schedule online today.