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We Can Help You Brighten Your Smile

If your teeth aren’t as bright and white as they used to be, it might affect how confident you feel. Even if your teeth are healthy, they might look dull or stained, and this can make people think you don’t take good care of your teeth. But there are ways to remove these stains and get your teeth back to their original color, which can make you feel more comfortable around others and when you’re having your photo taken. While you might be tempted to try an over-the-counter whitening product, consider a professional whitening treatment tailored to your needs. You can see a significant improvement in your smile with just one visit to Knight Dental Care, or choose a take-home kit for a more gradual whitening process. This is a simple, safe and highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatment we perform at our Midland dental clinic everyday!

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Our cosmetic dentist in Midland, MI, Dr. Knight, can find out why your teeth have become discolored by looking closely at your smile. If the stains are in the enamel, we can brighten your teeth in just an hour with an in-office treatment. First, we apply a professional-strength bleaching gel to your teeth. Then, to speed up the stain removal, we use a special light that sets the gel. We repeat these steps several times until your teeth reach the shade you want. This in-office procedure is a great choice if you need quick results for an upcoming event.

At-Home Treatment With KöR Teeth Whitening

We offer a personalized at-home whitening solution as well. The KöR Whitening system is designed to provide lasting and effective results by removing stains while you sleep. We create custom-fit trays by taking a mold of your teeth. These trays evenly apply the whitening gel to your teeth, gradually brightening them to your preferred shade.

A patient adding whitening gel to their KöR bleaching trays

What is KöR Teeth Whitening?

KöR Whitening is a professional teeth whitening system that employs a unique approach compared to traditional whitening methods. Here’s a comprehensive overview based on the information from various sources:

How KöR Whitening Works

KöR Whitening uses high-potency peroxide gels that release maximum bleaching factors. These gels work by breaking apart large, long-chain stain molecules and pushing them out of the teeth. This molecular-level action results in deeply and effectively whitened teeth​​.

It’s capable of lightening teeth dramatically, up to 16 shades or more, and can even significantly whiten teeth stained by tetracycline, which was previously considered challenging to treat​​.

The system cleanses debris from between and within enamel prisms, rejuvenating the enamel and restoring its ability to whiten quickly and thoroughly​​.

KöR Whitening Treatments

  • KöR Home: Suitable for at-home use with different strengths for nighttime and daytime. This is less intense than professional treatments and is ideal for maintenance or sensitive teeth​​.
  • KöR Max: A hybrid option that includes both in-office and at-home treatments, designed for slight yellowing or staining​​.
  • KöR Ultra and KöR Ultra T: These are more intensive treatments aimed at stubborn stains and special conditions like tetracycline staining, involving multiple in-office visits and a period of nighttime treatments​​.


  • Long-lasting Results: The results are nearly immediate and can last for years with proper dental care and occasional at-home touch-ups​​.
  • Versatility: KöR offers flexibility with options for day or night use at home, which is beneficial for maintaining whitening between professional treatments​​.
  • Minimal Sensitivity: Compared to traditional whitening treatments, KöR causes less sensitivity, making it a suitable option for those with sensitive teeth​​.

Who is a Good Candidate For Teeth Whitening?

  • Age Factor: While it can whiten teeth at any age, starting around age 14 is ideal when permanent teeth have erupted. Younger teeth respond more brilliantly, but KöR is effective even for older teeth​​.
  • Effect on Restorations: KöR Whitening does not change the color of crowns, veneers, or fillings. Post-whitening, some of these may need replacement to match the new tooth color​​.
  • Maintenance: After professional treatment, wearing night gel trays for a certain period maximizes results. This might be uncomfortable for some users​

Preparing For Your Treatment

To prepare for KöR whitening treatments, patients should follow a few essential steps to ensure the best possible results:

  1. Dental Check-Up: Before undergoing KöR whitening, it’s advisable to have a thorough dental examination with Dr. Knight. This check-up can identify any underlying oral health issues like cavities or gum disease, which should be addressed before whitening.
  2. Professional Cleaning: Getting a professional dental cleaning before the whitening process can help remove surface stains and plaque, making the KöR treatment more effective.
  3. Discuss Expectations and Concerns: Patients should have a clear conversation with Dr. Knight about their expectations and any concerns they might have. This includes discussing the shade of whiteness they are aiming for and understanding the likely outcomes based on their current dental condition.
  4. Follow Pre-Treatment Instructions: If our cosmetic dentist in Midland, MI, provides any specific pre-treatment instructions, such as avoiding certain foods or beverages that can stain teeth, these should be followed diligently.
  5. Consider Sensitivity: If the patient has a history of tooth sensitivity, they should inform our office. Dr. Knight might recommend using a desensitizing toothpaste before and after the treatment to minimize discomfort.
  6. Schedule Accordingly: Since some KöR whitening treatments require multiple dental visits or the use of night trays, patients should schedule their sessions in a way that fits their personal and professional commitments.
  7. Post-Treatment Care: Understanding and planning for post-treatment care, like avoiding staining foods and drinks for a certain period, is also crucial.

By following these steps, patients can help ensure that their KöR whitening treatment is as effective as possible and that they achieve the desired results in a safe and comfortable manner. Remember, the specific preparation steps can vary based on individual needs and the type of KöR treatment selected, so it’s always best to follow the personalized advice given by our Midland dental clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does KöR Whitening differ from other whitening methods?

KöR Whitening stands out due to its unique peroxide gel formulation, which works at a molecular level to cleanse debris from enamel prisms, rejuvenating the enamel’s whitening ability. It differs from standard methods that often use LED lights, as KöR does not require light activation

Can KöR Whitening treat tetracycline-stained teeth?

Yes, KöR Whitening is effective on tetracycline-stained teeth. The KöR Ultra T treatment is specifically designed for such challenging cases, providing significant whitening even for these traditionally difficult-to-treat stains

Will my teeth look unnaturally white?

No, KöR Whitening results in a natural-looking whiteness. Teeth cannot look unnatural; they simply become beautifully white. Overly white, fake-looking teeth are usually due to bad dental work, not professional whitening treatments like KöR

How long does the professional whitening last for?

The results of KöR Whitening are long-lasting, especially when supplemented with proper dental care and occasional at-home touch-ups. The duration of the whiteness can extend for years with the right maintenance

Can I get teen whitening if I have sensitive teeth?

Yes, KöR Whitening is generally well-tolerated by people with sensitive teeth. The system causes minimal sensitivity, and there are options for lower peroxide strength formulas for those who are particularly sensitive

Will it brighten my dental restorations, like crowns and fillings?

Whitening does not change the color of dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, or fillings. After the whitening process, some of these restorations may need replacement to match the new color of your whitened teeth

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, when done correctly under professional supervision, teeth whitening is a safe procedure. Modern bleaching methods, first developed in the 1980s, use peroxide to safely whiten enamel without damaging the teeth

How do I maintain my teeth after whitening?

To maintain the results you should avoid staining foods and drinks, follow good dental hygiene practices like brushing and flossing, and consider using a whitening toothpaste.

A Radiant Smile Awaits! Book KöR Teeth Whitening in Midland, MI!

Are you ready to reveal a smile you’ll be proud to show off? Don’t let discoloured teeth affect your self-confidence any longer. Contact Knight Dental Care to schedule your teeth whitening treatment with our Midland dentist, Dr. Knight.