Kor Teeth Whitening in Shelby Township, MI

Dr. Antolak: Hi, this is Dr. Antolak from thegentledentist.com. We’re located out in Shelby Township, Michigan. Our phone number’s 586-247-3500. The new buzz in dental whitening right now is Kor bleaching. It’s a way that we can combine in-office bleaching with home whitening, same thing. And combining the two make an awesome difference in patients who have sensitive teeth and really want a profound change in their smile.

You know, bleaching, whitening is one of the most request services that we do in cosmetic dentistry so I thought I would go ahead and show you with Nicole who is our whitening specialist and we have a patient of ours that has got quite dark stained teeth. We ended up doing veneers on his front teeth, but we’re going to want to whiten his other teeth so we can match the veneers up to his front teeth. So, I’m actually going be recording this and doing it in a interview style with Nicole.

In that way you can kind of hear our interaction back and forth while observing what we’re doing with our patients. So hopefully you’ll find this entertaining and also very enlightening. And if you do need to reach us you can even email us at info@thegentledentist.com. Thanks.

Dental Assistant: Hi, my name’s Nicole, and we’re doing Kor bleaching on one of our patients today.

Dr. Antolak: And Nicole tell me, what is the benefit of Kor whitening over other types of systems?

Dental Assistant: Well the system is used a little differently than other systems. One of the special things about Kor whitening is that we keep the material refrigerated and it’s cold. And as soon as we put it on the patient’s teeth, and it gets warm, it activates and works a lot better than some other materials.

Dr. Antolak: Right and I noticed that on the patient we’re seeing today, his lips are pulled back, he’s got some stuff on his teeth there but, he doesn’t have a light. Can you tell me a little bit what the difference is between having a light and not having a light?

Dental Assistant: Well when you have a light it dries out the teeth a lot more than without a light. And it can make the patients teeth a lot more sensitive. They have a lot more sensitivity and discomfort with the process. So in this process we don’t use a light. Iif you see the green material we have here on his tissue, this is a dental dam material that we use that protects his tissue from the bleach. And then again with putting the bleach on cold that it activates and works on its own.

Dr. Antolak: So with this bleaching process of our Kor whitening system, what kind of sensitivity do you think he’s going to expect? You know, a lot of times you hear of, I know with some of the lighted systems that use lighting, that a lot times people will get like zingers and now they’ll have some pain afterwards – can you tell me a little bit about the sensitivity issue with Kor whitening?

Dental Assistant: Patients experience a lot less sensitivity that they do with a light. Because of that, because of the drying of the teeth and, and that’s what creates some of those zingers that patients experience. There is some minor sensitivity that patients experience with bleaching altogether, even with home bleaching. This Kor system is a lot less.

Dr. Antolak: And I think the reason why too is that with using this system, because it’s refrigerated it doesn’t use any acids to keep it.

Dental Assistant: Right.

Dr. Antolak: So tell us a little bit about that.

Dental Assistant: It doesn’t use any acids. It’s a peroxide based material. So, when you put it on the tooth that’s when it becomes active, and it decreases sensitivity

Dr. Antolak: And sensitivity sometimes can, when things are stored as an acid to preserve the bleaching material, that acid will actually make the teeth sensitive too. It kind of etches the teeth doesn’t it?

Dental Assistant: Yeah.

Dr. Antolak: Yeah and so it’s a neutral ph. Tell us a little bit about the desensitizing process.

Dental Assistant: Yes. With this process, we send the patient home with a desensitizer that’s used before the actual procedure and then we use it before we start and after we finish. And they continue using it at home to prevent that sensitivity.

Dr. Antolak: Okay, great. That’s one thing that’s kind of neat with this core system is it uses both the home whitening system and the in office system very effectively. We’re going to find a nice result and we’ll talk with our patient when he gets done.

Dental Assistant: Okay, so our session has ended so I’m going to go ahead and remove the bleaching material right now. So we use this tip to take all the bleach off before we rinse so that he doesn’t have to taste it all.

Dr. Antolak: Great, now it looks like we are done. Now Nicole it looks like you took off
of there.

Dental Assistant: Yes.

Dr. Antolak: Okay

Dental Assistant: We just ended the third session so, I was just telling our patient here that you’re going to notice some little white spots in the teeth for the next couple of days, and this will all even out on its own. So we’ll have him come back for a final color.

Dr. Antolak: Okay.

Dental Assistant: And we’ll see how he does, I mean he’s going to continue using the home lightning process. So when he came in today this is what color he was.

Dr. Antolak: Okay.

Dental Assistant: And this what he is now.

Dr. Antolak: Wow.

Dental Assistant: So you can see what a difference it’s made, and the bleach will continue to work.

Dr. Antolak: Big difference. What a difference eh?

Dental Client #1: Huge, yeah.

Dental Client #2: Holy smokes yeah.

Dental Client #1: Wow. I thought it was a big difference just with the 2 week, at home.

Dr. Antolak: Yeah, so you started off, we did it a couple a weeks at home.

Dental Client #1: Yeah.

Dr. Antolak: That kinda primes the teeth and gets them ready for this power session, and…

Dental Client #1: I was a little worried about that too, being a little sensitive but I didn’t notice anything at all.

Dr. Antolak: No sensitivity.

Dental Client #1: No.

Dr. Antolak: And how about now, how does it feel now?

Dental Client #1: It feels fine.

Dr. Antolak: It was fine.

Dental Client #1: I know during the process I noticed just a little bit of burning on the gums but you know, once she fixed the damming area that it wasn’t a problem either.

Dr. Antolak: Yeah it’s very very intense material so it’s really important.

Dental Client #1: Right.

Dr. Antolak: So great!

Dental Client #1: Even though it was the spot we touched with the lip.

Dr. Antolak: Good, yeah, that’s all healed. Some vitamin E we used and it’s good. So, we’re going to be doing veneers on you next time. And your front teeth and so we’re going to see what it looks like when we’re done.

Dental Client #1: So wonderful.

Dr. Antolak: Very good. Okay, thanks a lot.

Kor Teeth Whitening in Shelby Township, MI

If you have any questions about Kor Teeth Whitenting give us a call today at: 586-247-3500. We are located in Shelby Township, Michigan.

Kor Teeth Whitening in Shelby Township, MI