Thanks to advances in dental technology, teeth whitening can be done in your own home. But how do these products and techniques actually work, and what are the risks? Luckily, this week’s guest on A Tale of Two Hygienists has encyclopedic, firsthand knowledge on the ups, downs and history of teeth whitening.
Dr. Rod Kurthy is the founder, CEO and chief research officer of Evolve Dental Technologies. Evolve specializes in its KoR Whitening System, which allows dental professionals and even the average consumer effectively and safely whiten their smiles.
In this episode, Rod explains how the science behind whitening went unanalyzed for a long time, delves into the dangers of whitening strip/product misuse, and reveals the best age for getting your teeth whitened.
Interview starts: 3:42
– Rod explains how he got involved in whitening (and how General Patton ties into his approach).
– Looking at the accidental origins of teeth whitening and how the science behind it went undiscovered for a surprisingly long time.
– Why you need to be careful when casually using whitening strips.
– Rod breaks down why 14 is the “ideal” age to whiten your teeth.
– The social and psychological reasons dentists should consider whitening the teeth of patients under 18.
– What role does teeth whitening/bleaching play in causing/catalysing tooth discoloration or sensitivity?
– Do check out KoR’s upcoming webinar on the science of whitening, which will be held on March 19, 8PM EST/5PM PST amd is worth 1 CE! Sign up athttps://my.demio.com/ref/fF417jLfb1EDhfV9.
“Just because universities studied all this stuff, doesn’t mean it came from science.”
“Truthfulness and ethics are very important to us—otherwise we wouldn’t be in the field!”
“The younger teeth are, the more easily they whiten.”
“There’s always something we can do, even if it’s temporary.”
“The more we learn about the problem and why it occurs, the more we can help our patients.”
KoR Whitening – https://www.korwhitening.com/
KoR Whitening phone number: 866-763-7753
Rod’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar signup link – https://my.demio.com/ref/fF417jLfb1EDhfV9
Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!
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