Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentist Explains How KOR Whitening can Lighten Tetracycline Stained Teeth

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Mar 6, 2012

Many patients come in to our Elmhurst cosmetic dental office because they’re interested in whitening their smiles and regaining the sparkling teeth of their youths. It is easier to lighten some patients’ teeth than others, because there are various reasons why dental enamel can stain or darken in the first place. Historically it has been incredibly difficult to effectively whitening teeth that have been stained due to the use of tetracycline.


Now, however, we are able to whiten even tetracycline stained with the KOR whitening system. This revolutionary teeth whitening treatment has made it possible for us to whiten teeth that were previously considered beyond cosmetic help.


Tetracycline is an antibiotic that is used to fight bacterial infections. This antibiotic was widely prescribed for patients of all ages until the 80s. Unfortunately, when children with developing teeth consumed tetracycline their developing adult teeth become discolored and dark.  Tetracycline stained teeth are not dark due to surface staining, which is often responsive to many types of whitening, rather the dark color is embedded within the tooth.


The KOR whitening system uses a powerful bleaching formula in custom-fit mouth trays to deliver superior results. The KOR whitening gel is often used as the patient sleeps, so the gel is able to effectively whiten all night. The KOR whitening gel also allows more oxygen to penetrate into teeth and lighten the dark tetracycline stains that are calcified in adult teeth.


The KOR whitening system is truly revolutionary. This product has allowed thousands of patients to regain their bright white teeth, and the confidence to smile again. If you have any questions about tetracycline staining, teeth whitening products, or the KOR whitening system in particular, feel free to call our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists for more information. We look forward to speaking with you!