Has Anyone Tried Kor Deep Bleaching?

  • 1Tracy1
  • 2 years ago

Does it work very well? I am thinking about trying it since Nite White 22% failed to give me the results I was looking for. I went to Kor website to find a dentist near me who uses Kor, but neither are using it anymore. Does it still exist? One of the dentists is using another Deep Bleach called Pageant White. I wonder if that's as good. Does it matter what bleach you use or is it all in the way the trays fit? I'm confused!

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I am about to finish up my Kor Whitening experience. I do not have tetracycline staining but my teeth were quite yellow since I had never bleached teeth (37 y/o). I have fillings on my front teeth that need replacing and I did not want to match them to my yellow teeth. My goal from the outset was to maximize my results so I did a total of 4 weeks of at home bleaching plus an additional week at home after the in-office treatment. I believe my dentist mentioned my teeth were one of the bleach shades before the in-office treatment. Of course I am very curious to see what color my teeth "settle down" to after I stop the bleaching. I need to wait 2 weeks after I complete bleaching for the color to settle before I have the fillings replaced on my front teeth. I did have some noticeable cold sensitivity and stinging on the gums when I put the trays in but I just kind of just dealt with it (it is/was more annoying than painful.) The most challenging part for me has been avoiding staining foods/liquids during this process. Quitting coffee cold turkey isn't easy :)
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My teeth went back to the shade it was before the in office treatment.
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In my case that wouldn't be so bad since my teeth were already one of the bleach shades before the in-office treatment. My dentist only did about 30-35 minutes total in-office whitening. He almost seemed concerned my teeth might be getting too white.
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I know Dr. Kurthy has said in this forum that that crazy bone-white that is achieved in the office settles down afterward and becomes more natural once the teeth are no longer dehydrated.  Do you have a review so we can see the results you've gotten?  It'd be especially easy to see if you still had the fillings!
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I don't know if I'll do a review but I'll update the comments here. I stopped in at my dentist's office to check the shade and my teeth seem to be settling down to a B1 shade 5 days of no bleaching. A little bit of a bummer to see them go from a bleach shade to B1 but after looking at them for a few days I think B1 looks more natural. My dentist took some pictures before the bleaching but I did not. There's really no point in posting pictures before the fillings are replaced. They make the teeth look more yellow than they really are.
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Kor does not work on everybody. I had the take home and the final in office treatment done about two week ago. It failed to give me the results I was looking for. My teeth on got about one shade lighter then they turned back to the orignal color before the in office treatment. Looks like a gamble I lost on. Try something else.
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I used 2 weeks at home Kor whitening system, then touch ups at dentist office in preparation for new crowns. I can see the difference but nothing dramatic or worth the price paid.
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How much did you pay?
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Yes i had it before it really works and you can go with two types of whitening treatment offered, single visit in surgery (or in spa) whitening and home whitening,if you want to get reliable, effective results. http://www.myclinique.net/
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Kor does not work on everybody. I had the in office treatment done about two week ago. It failed to give me the results I was looking for. My teeth on got about one shade lighter. Looks like a gamble I lost on.
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It took me 3 in office visits and 2.5 months of nightly use to get my terribly Tetracycline teeth looking white. It's not a one time process. It was a major effort, but the results are stunning and seem to be permanent with once monthly overnight touch up. Good luck!
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Thanks for that Ringoo - Could you break down the office visit treatments as they happened during the 2.5 months of nightly use? I am encouraged that you are very happy with your results. At what point did you start seeing visible results? Was it after the first clinic visit, etc? Sorry to be a pain - you know what it's like to have tetracycline stained teeth and wanting to be rid of it! :-) Thanks bud!
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That's nice...I'm happy for you ringoo.....Can you please tell me how much you paid....and did your dentist charge you more for the 3 office visits
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I think I got a very good deal. I paid $700 for the whole process including the 3 visits, creating an upper and lower mold of my teeth and a desensitization treatment that lasted about an hour (the first visit), two follow up visits where they basically just checked my progress, and a starter kit of home gel and desensitizing gel. I bought additional gel on my own later for about $16 per syringe of gel.
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During the first visit they created an upper and lower mold of my teeth and gave me a desensitization treatment that lasted about an hour. The two follow up visits where they basically just checked my progress, were a month apart each. I saw a tiny bit of progress right away, but it was basically a slow and steady progress over the entire 2.5 months. Every time I went in to check I had improved by two or three levels. By the end I am about as white as teeth are meant to be, but not as white as I have seen on models :)
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Me too. The results are NOT lasting :(
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Glad it worked for you, Ringo!
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Thanks Ringoo - Did you also have the in-clinic treatment or only have the at-home one? Sorry for all the questions! :-)
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I had the in clinic treatment and 2.5 months of the at home treatment.
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Hi Cecilia, I'm sorry that you had disappointing results. This is what I'm afraid of. About 11 years ago I tried whitening my teeth at a dentists paying £600 with no success and it had a terribly negative effect on me sending me even further into a depressed state. Very disappointing. I don't know whether to try Kor or just leave well alone.
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Hi Salmike, Thanks for feeling my diappointment. I tried this about 10 year ago when zoom whiting came out and was disappointed. Kor said that is would whiting your my teeth up to 16 shades lighter so that why I tried it. I call my dentist yesterday and told him I was disappointed be cause after the in office whiting my teeth the next 2day went back to the color they were before I had the in office visit....I don't think he is going to do anything else but give me some sob story about how everyones teeth are not the same shade....My teeth did come about 1 shade lighter....Which I think would have happen with some over the counter products
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When you say the results are not lasting you realize that your teeth will look whiter during, and immediately following, the bleaching process right? According to Rod Kurthy it takes about 5 days after you complete the process for the color to stabilize. This happens with any bleaching system.
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Dr. Ron Kurthy, I am using the 16% formula in the UK as apparently that's the maximum strength allowed here. I have tetracycline stained teeth and hoping this will drastically improve the situation. After 1 weeks the teeth look 'cleaner' but no real change in colour. I know it's just been a week and I need to be patient but as my dentist is away for a week on holiday I wanted to know based on the reduced 16% strength, how long would it take on average to start seeing some visible results? I am not trying to rush anything and will stick to it for as long as it takes - I just want to make sure that things are progressing properly based on your prior experience with tetracycline patients. Thank you for your help. Martin
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I have VERY sensitive teeth, so I know I'm way outside the norm. I was only able to do the bleaching every other night, so it took me a month to complete what should have taken me 2 weeks. After my final visit--I had severe zingers! YIKES!! Hydrocodone didn't even touch it!!--my dentist told me that I should do the maintenance--3 to 4 times a week for a month, then 2-3 times a week for another month, and so on. I haven't read about this 'maintenance' anywhere in your writings. To me, that's like being tortured for another 3-4 months! Can you please clarify? Thanks! The results ARE amazing, but if I had known then what I know now...
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Wow - that sounds really crazy for maintenance after KoR whitening. Especially considering you said you got great results. Everything I've read suggests wearing your trays only about once a month for maintenance, although my dentist suggested to me that I could probably touch up only about once every six months or so considering that I don't drink coffee, tea, or red wine. I would ask your dentist why he suggests such an intense maintenance routine as this certainly doesn't sound typical - especially if your teeth were so sensitive. And perhaps a dental professional experienced in KoR could comment for all of us about the suggested maintenance routine as they really isn't much information out there on this. For example, I'd like to know if you are supposed to use the desensitizer during maintenance.
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