Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure used to essentially reduce or remove any stains as well as making the teeth whiter in appearance making them look healthier and more aesthetic. It is a simple procedure that makes a big difference in anyone’s smile and confidence. At VIP Dental Lounge, after reviewing many different professional whitening products, we chose the Kor Deep Bleaching system for best results. Teeth whitening can be either done at home or in our office or a combination of both depending on your personal preference as well as the level of whitening desired. In the videos below, Dr. Lyuda goes through why we chose Kor as our preferred whitening program, what to do in case of sensitive teeth, and case studies of some patients that went through our whitening program!
Teeth Whitening Introduction
Teeth whitening is a procedure that gives near immediate results. It is one of the quickest and non-invasive ways to improve someone’s smile. As a result, at VIP Dental Lounge, we wanted to make sure that we are offering nothing but the best in teeth whitening which is what led us to offering the Kor Deep Bleaching system.
Dr. Lyuda: Hi. I’m Dr. Lyuda, owner of VIP Dental Lounge. If you’ve seen our office pictures or enter video, you will notice that the office is very colorful with bright colors. After my husband was done designing the office, he created a tagline that read “Where colors are brighter and teeth are whiter”. Now, we had no choice but to offer nothing but the best whitening program to make good on our tagline. The thing with teeth whitening is that it immediately boosts anyone’s self esteem and confidence. Most people with discolored, stained, or evenly yellowish teeth subconsciously become aware of it and don’t smile to their fullest. We see a huge difference in patients where they’re just more confident, cheerful, and smiling once they notice a big difference in their smile.
We obsessively researched multiple whitening products out there to find the best whitening program that exists and land Kor Whitening Deep Bleaching System. At our office, we do a lot of whitening procedures. A big reason is that all of us at VIP Dental Lounge are amazed at the results a lot of patients have gotten following our whitening program. Our whitening program consists of a two week at home program followed by one and a half hour concentrated treatment session in office. Before we go in depth clinically why Kor is my favorite program, let me a show a few patient cases from our office.
Reasons for selecting Kor Deep Bleaching system
In this video, Dr. Lyuda explains why she chose the Kor Deep Bleaching system as the whitening program of choice at VIP Dental Lounge.
Dr. Lyudmila: There are few reasons that KOR is my favorite deep bleaching system. Whitening gels lose potency with heat. KOR however is kept refrigerated from manufacture until it arrives in our office, where it is promptly removed from the frozen containers it got shipped in, to our refrigerator maintaining highest potency.
KOR is also the only product out there that is effective against tetracycline stains. Tetracycline was an antibiotic used often for kids, however major side effect it had was deep discoloration of teeth. KOR whitening is the only product that has been clinically shown to be effective against tetracycline stains.
Another reason is sensitivity. A big reason why other brands don’t work as well is simply because patients aren’t able to go through the system due to sensitivity. With our whitening kit there is a lot of KOR desensitizer. The KOR desensitizer doesn’t just treat the symptom, instead it plugs the orifices in dental tubules during bleaching to prevent pulpal inflammation and sensitivity.
Often with other whitening products, patient may notice white spots on their teeth. Often it is due to whitening gel getting concentrated in areas as opposed to evenly being distributed. This happens most often with hard trays and are not custom trays. However, we use KOR custom fabricated soft trays that allow even distribution of the whitening gel. With KOR, the trays are yours to keep, so if a patient wants to redo the whitening process in a year or two, all they need to do is to buy the gel, which is in the long run becomes much more cost effective solution.
Teeth Whitening Case Studies
Dr. Lyuda goes through 3 different patients who underwent either at home whitening, in-office whitening, or both and goes through the results with before and after pictures.
Speaker 1: This is our first patient that I wanted to share with you. She’s about a 25-year old female who was a big tea, coffee, and Coke drinker, so it made her teeth very yellow and just even-toned. There are no [spotches 00:00:21] or any blotches on her teeth. She went through a two-week, at-home bleaching, as well as in-office whitening, and you can see a remarkable results, that just has blown us away. Not everyone takes to whitening the same, and this patient took to whitening really, really well. We saw incredible difference in such a short amount of time.
The next case we’re going to show you is … I can actually name him, because he’s a team member. He works at our front desk, and his name is Lukash. Of course, one of the biggest prerequisites to have is pearly whites when you are first greeting our patients. He also did an at home for two weeks, bleaching session, as well as our in-office one and a half hour session. He also had really, really good results, so you can definitely notice that the next time you visit our office.
The third case I’m going to show you is a patient who had bindings in her front teeth, and they were constantly chipping. They were really discolored, and she had a lot of spots around her adjacent teeth. She wanted to have some crowns and veneers done in the front. Those restorations are permanent, so we wanted to make sure that we offered her bleaching to brighten the rest of her smile so we can also give her brighter color crowns and veneers. She only went through a 14-day session, so just at home, because she is a student and she had to go back to school. She had an incredible, incredible results, and we’re able to achieve beautiful crowns and veneers for her because of that.
Teeth Whitening Sensitivity Dos and Donts
The number 1 concern patients have about teeth whitening is sensitivity and it is a very valid concern. Majority of patients will feel some sensitivity during the whitening procedure as well as after it. Dr. Lyuda explains what we can do to help if your teeth are sensitive!
Speaker 1: Even though Kor gives the least sensitivity out of all the bleaching products out there, sensitivity does happen sometimes. There are a few things that you can do. If you already know that you have sensitivity to, let’s say iced tea or when you’re eating ice cream, we should probably put you on a fluoride treatment about two weeks prior to starting bleaching. If you usually are okay and you do get sensitivity during the treatment, what we do recommend is for you to skip a day, so you will bleach one day, and then you’ll skip a day, and instead of bleaching, you will apply Sensodyne toothpaste in your trays. However, you will not wear them at night, you will wear them during the day for 30 minutes, and so on, and so on, until you do it for 28 days instead of 14 days, but you will still get beautiful results.
Another thing that we can do is apply fluoride varnish. If you didn’t know that you would be sensitive and you don’t want to go through the two week fluoride treatment, it’s a one minute application that we can give you in the office that also helps with sensitivity. Saliva is the biggest enemy for the bleaching. It will degrade the product in about 30 minutes. That’s why it’s extremely important that you follow this instruction to the tee. You have to put on the trays with the gel immediately before bedtime. You can’t walk around watching TV and doing errands. It should be the last thing you do before going to bed. Our saliva production is way low at night, that’s why sometimes when we wake up we have dry mouth and that is the best time to bleach your teeth because you do want to have at least six hours of bleaching, if not ten.
A few things that we do recommend to avoid during bleaching, is any food that stains your teeth, such as red wine, tea, coffee, any ethnic foods, if you like curry, ketchup, red sauce in pasta, anything red, yellow, green, and brown should be avoided for those two weeks. Your tubules, which are like little pores in your teeth, they’re opened up, so they’re actually more prone to pick up the stain as well during that process.