In-Office (Same Day) Teeth Whitening
KöR whitening products are some of the most effective gel systems on the market. We use KöR for all of our same-day whitening treatments because of its gentle, yet powerful solution.
When you visit Forest Hills Dental for an in-office whitening treatment, you can expect to be here for about an hour and a half, but you’ll walk out the same day with drastically whiter teeth!
First, Dr. Mark will apply a protective coating over your gums to prevent any sensitivity or irritation. Next, we’ll brush the KöR gel over each of your teeth and let it set for about 10-15 minutes. Depending on the type of gel we’re using, we may also need to use a bright light to accelerate the process. The gel is rinsed away and reapplied a few more times, depending on the extent of your tooth stain.
The professional grade KöR gel oxidizes stain particles and whitens the enamel underneath, leaving teeth several shades brighter. We’ll use a shade guide to measure the color of your teeth before and after the procedure, so that you can see exactly how white your teeth have gotten.
You might want to choose same day whitening if you have a last minute job interview, important weekend event, or simply want to look your best for an exciting activity that’s coming up! In-house whitening is great if you don’t have the time or want to keep up with a home whitening system.
Take Home Whitening Trays
For people who prefer whitening their teeth at home, a custom set of bleaching trays and KöR gel work best. We’ll take an impression of your bite to create fitted trays (which look like a clear aligner or retainer) that hug each tooth. This feature keeps the whitening gel evenly distributed across your smile, so that you get better results than a loose stock guard you would buy in stores.
To use your trays, place a small dot of KöR whitening gel inside of the reservoir of each tooth. Slip the tray over your bite and make sure the gel spreads across your teeth, without spilling onto your gums (as it could bleach or irritate your tissues.)
Wear your home whitening trays for at least an hour a day for 10-14 days. You’ll start to see results within a few uses, but for full and even whitening it’s important to wear your trays daily.
KöR is designed to whiten at optimal levels but reduce your risk of tooth sensitivity. To further minimize sensitive teeth, we recommend using a sensitivity toothpaste for a couple of weeks leading up to your whitening treatment and through the duration of your applications. You can also opt to wear your trays every other day, instead of daily.
Plus, when you opt for a same-day teeth whitening treatment in Forest Hills, you’ll automatically receive a customized set of take home trays to help maintain your results well into the future.