KOR Whitening System
How does your unique continuous refrigeration process help?
KöR is the first in the world to refrigerate an entire line of teeth whitening gels from the instant of manufacture until received by the dental practice. Jessamine Family Dentistry has chosen this technigue for its complete line of cosmetic dental products because of this.
Whitening gels are very unstable chemicals — they’re supposed to be. That is why these gels are able to quickly liberate oxygen, oxygen ions and radicals when placed in the mouth. However there is a downside to this chemical instability. At room temperature and above, whitening gels will immediately start to degenerate upon manufacture. At room temperature, this degradation is a slow, constant process; however exposure to a higher heat in warehouse storage or during slow freight truck shipping from factory to whitening product company will degrade the gels much more quickly. Constant refrigeration virtually stops this degradation.
When we send the patient home with their tooth whitening kit,For the first time EVER, you will receive a full line of refrigerated whitening gels at virtually 100% of the effectiveness as the day they were manufactured.
2. How does the KöR Whitening System combat the sensitivity issue?
The doctors at Jessamine Family Dentistry are well aware of other products that produce tooth sensitivity. We have chosen Kor because…
KöR Desensitizer helps desensitize and prevent sensitivity issues immediately, before they arise.
Our desensitizing method includes desensitizers that plug the orifices of dentinal tubules during whitening to “prevent” sensitivity, rather than simply attempting to treat the symptoms. The “Hydrodynamic Mechanism” theory of tooth sensitivity states that movement of the fluid within dentinal tubules is responsible for mechanically activating the nerves at the periphery of the pulp, causing a painful reaction. When the natural smear plugs are lost from the orifices of dentinal tubules, fluid within the tubules can move thirty-two times more freely, causing dentinal hypersensitivity.
The oxygenation process during whitening not only deeply cleanses the tooth, but also actively displaces the plugs in dentinal tubules, leaving the tubular fluid susceptible to flow. The whitening chemicals create an osmotic gradient in fluid flow within the dentinal tubules outward from the pulp. The result is typical whitening sensitivity, which can sometimes be very acute.
Potassium nitrate, often recommended for treatment of sensitivity, does not plug tubules. In some patients it partially reduces the ability of the pulpal nerves to fire. This affect does not eliminate the pulpal inflammation, and only partially masks the symptoms. Some claim ACP will block dentinal tubules, however ACP has been primarily developed and studied in relation to repairing highly inorganic enamel, not the more organic dentin. Even if ACP were to cause mineral formation within dentin, which is much more organic in nature than enamel, it would do so by slowly “growing” tooth structure instead of actively and rapidly “plugging” tubules.
The biggest advantage that Dr. Dela Cruz and the doctors at Jessamine Family Dentistry have identified is that KöR desensitizers instantly plug and re-plug the orifices of the dentinal tubules to “prevent” pulpal inflammation and sensitivity rather than simply treat the symptoms. The first desensitizer, applied at chairside, plugs tubules. The second desensitizer, applied by the patient daily at home, also instantly plugs tubules..
Open dentinal tubules closed by KöR desensitizers: