Everyone wants whiter, brighter teeth. Unfortunately, store shelves are full of products that promise a glowing smile, but often fail to deliver on their claims. The years of food and drink stains, smoking, medications, and the aging process can create deep, stubborn discoloration that may seem impossible to fade. Our office provides two solutions for teeth whitening: the KöR Tooth Whitening System and Philips ZOOM!
Innovative KöR Whitening:
The KöR Whitening System was developed as a powerful, predictable, and safe way to whiten the teeth. The treatment relies on the tooth’s ability to absorb oxygen. Utilizing uniquely designed trays, a tri-barrel Hydremide Peroxide formula gel gets additional oxygen deep under the tooth’s surface. Once absorbed, stain molecules are meticulously dissolved. As the discolored areas are eliminated, the whitening results from KöR become permanent. Most patients will see a whiter smile, up to 16 shades brighter, in about two weeks.
The KöR Whitening System will improve:
- Stubborn discoloration
- Dark spots
- Opaque areas
- Geriatric color changes
- Tetracycline stains
- Hard to treat tooth blemishes
Steps for Whiter Teeth with the KöR System:
The KöR Whitening System includes a custom fit tray for bleaching the teeth at home. The tray can be made for day or night wear, and must be used diligently for optimal results. Most patients with average discoloration will see impressive changes after two weeks. Those with more difficult stains may benefit from in-office whitening, and a longer at-home KöR routine. The office of Dr. Gallardo offers four different KöR treatment plans, tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient.
- Home – Cost effective whitening for average stains; system designed for either day or night treatments.
- Max – Perfect for exceptional whitening in most patients, includes in-office whitening visit.
- Ultra – Designed to stubborn discoloration from Fluorosis and geriatric stains; treatment includes a jump-start whitening treatment and an in-office whitening session, along with a 3-4 week at-home kit.
- Ultra-T – The best KöR system for difficult Tetracycline stains; includes a jump start treatment, and in office whitening session, and a 6-8 week at-home kit.
Once the KöR system has been explained, Dr. Gallardo will provide a dental exam to ensure the best course of treatment. To begin the KöR process, a mold of the teeth will be made, so that a comfortable set of whitening trays can be created. These trays are thin and form fitting, allowing for maximum treatment with the KöR whitening gel, as well as ultimate patient comfort.
Most people choose to wear their trays at night, while they sleep, for two weeks. Day time trays are available, as well. Depending on the level of correction required, one or two in-office whitening sessions may be scheduled. Those with Tetracycline stains, geriatric discoloration, or other heavily marked teeth may need to wear the KöR whitening trays for six to eight weeks.
The Philips ZOOM! whitening technique is a noninvasive treatment that allows patients to experience brighter and whiter teeth as well. The treatment is completed within one hour which makes it very convenient for those with busy lifestyles. The Philips ZOOM! technique also whitens teeth and eliminate stains that have developed over time, except that the treatment is completed in our office in one hour instead of at home.
The results will be consistent and the shade of white will remain moderate as time passes. The whitening will last for a long duration of time if the teeth are properly cared for. Once you have finished your treatment in our office, at home care instructions will be provided before and after treatment. The Philips Zoom is the most requested dental whitening system today and more than 10 million people have already used it.We are excited to offer this treatment at our office!
The Ideal Candidate for Teeth Whitening:
Patients with mild to severe tooth stains and yellowing may make excellent candidates for the KöR Whitening System. Those considering the treatment should have generally healthy teeth and gums, with fully developed bone structures. While teeth can be safely whitened at any age, it is recommended that patients be at least 14, as by that age the teeth have fully erupted. Younger teeth brighten exceptionally well, but patients as old as 90 can see younger, whiter teeth with the KöR Whitening System.
Dear Dr. Gallardo,
Thank you very much for taking me from Dr. W on such short notice. You literally saved my day, Friday the 13th!
I have to tell you as a professional observer and consultant to many small business, I was very impressed with your practice.
1 – Your staff quickly processed me in and assured me that I would be quickly seen.
2 -Upon arrival in the treatment room, each of your treatment staff came by personally introduced themselves to me, shook my hand and one even removed her mask so I could see her face. This says so much about your practices commitment to care and practice branding, my area of specialty.
3 – Upon relocation into the 2nd treatment room, your staff placed the TV on CNN for me, covered me with a surgical blanket, asked about my comfort and reassured me you were the expert surgeon to resolve my situation.
4 – Your beside manner was very appreciated – polite, but to the business hand. I could hear how you were interacting with your staff, giving guidance, “No we can’t use that one, because it’s bent; get another. Did you test it? Test it before you give it to me” and “No not that one, the one on the right will do well.” Each time your staff adjusted course, providing you what you requested quickly, correctly and without a lot of dialog.
5 – The procedure was less than 20 minutes once you started; your staff post-op explained to me what I could/could not eat. Provided me with a bottle of COLD water (very appreciated) and a hot towel. That surprised me and was a great way to wrap up the visit.
6 – On the way out, your staff thanked me and had my prescriptions printed and waiting for me while I booked my two-week follow up.
So, I have to tell you: very smooth. Few practices have this flow of process seamless of procedure that yours do. I was never once made to feel that I was imposing or skewing your afternoon schedule. You treated me as if one of your one. WOW, What a great experience. I can only assume you have the metrics to measure these activities and use them to better leverage your practice, branding and revenue.
Again, Thank you Dr. Gallardo.
Teeth Whitening FAQ:
Q. What is teeth whitening?
A. KöR and Philips ZOOM! are innovative whitening systems available at Gallardo Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, that works to brighten even the most severely discolored teeth.
Q. How does teeth whitening work?
A. The two options available at our office dissolve stains by increasing each tooth’s ability to absorb oxygen.
Q. How much improvement can be expected from teeth whitening?
A. Every patient is different, however, most people can see their teeth improve by up to 16 shades with proper use.
Q. How soon do you see the teeth whiter?
A. Many patients can see a brighter, whiter mouth after only two weeks of using the KöR Whitening treatment and in as little as one hour with Philips ZOOM.
Q. How long does teeth whitening last?
A. The benefits of KöR and Philips ZOOM! are generally permanent, even with continual consumption of wine, chocolate, tea, and soda.
Q. Is teeth whitening safe?
A. Yes, the KöR Whitening System and Philips ZOOM!, available with Dr. Gallardo, are considered extremely safe for almost all patients. There is little risk for side effects or sensitivities.