Zoom vs. KOR: Which Whitener is the best?


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Welcome to The Practice, where we help you achieve a bright, confident smile. Today’s article will explore the differences between two popular teeth whitening options. Join us as we compare the features and accessibility aspects of Zoom and KOR. Whether you’re a curious patient or seek an interactive experience with your dentist, this article aims to unravel their intricacies. 


Zoom Whitening: An Overview

Zoom Whitening is a professional treatment that can brighten your smile in one visit to our office. This procedure involves applying a special whitening gel to the teeth and activating it with a high-intensity light. The entire process takes about an hour.


How Does Zoom Whitening Work?

At The Practice, we’ll protect your gums and lips before applying the gel. Then, we’ll use a special light to activate the whitening agents, allowing them to penetrate tooth enamel and break up stains and discoloration. This process is repeated multiple times to achieve optimal results.


What Are the Benefits of Zoom Whitening?

Many patients notice an improvement after one treatment, with results lasting for months with proper maintenance. Additionally, professionals perform Zoom Whitening in-office, ensuring safe and effective results.


Are There Side Effects of Zoom Whitening?

Some may experience tooth sensitivity or gum irritation following the treatment. These side effects subside within a few days and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or desensitizing toothpaste. Follow the post-treatment instructions to minimize discomfort and ensure optimal results.


KOR Whitening: A Comprehensive Approach

Unlike Zoom Whitening, which is performed in-office, KOR Whitening involves a combination of in-office treatments and at-home maintenance.


How Does KOR Whitening Differ from Zoom Whitening?

With KOR Whitening, we start by taking impressions of the teeth to create custom-fitted whitening trays. These trays are used at home with a whitening gel to whiten your teeth over several weeks. KOR Whitening addresses deep stains and discoloration that may not be treated with traditional whitening methods.


Benefits of KOR Whitening

KOR Whitening targets stubborn stains and discoloration. KOR Whitening trays are custom-fitted to provide uniform results. Many patients also appreciate the flexibility of at-home treatment.


Side Effects of KOR Whitening

Similar to Zoom Whitening, some patients may experience temporary tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. These side effects are mild and temporary, resolving with simple home remedies. 


Choosing the Best Whitening Treatment

Consider your needs and preferences when deciding between Zoom Whitening and KOR Whitening. At The Practice, we’re committed to helping you decide the treatment for your smile goals and lifestyle.


Consultation and Customization

Before undergoing a teeth whitening treatment, we’ll examine your oral health and discuss your goals and expectations. This allows us to determine which option suits your needs and customize the treatment plan.


Treatment Duration and Convenience

For quick results with minimal time commitment, Zoom Whitening may be ideal. With this in-office treatment, you can achieve a brighter smile in one session.

KOR Whitening may be better if you prefer a more gradual approach or have stains that require intensive treatment. While KOR Whitening involves a longer treatment duration and requires at-home maintenance, many patients appreciate the flexibility and control.



While Zoom Whitening and KOR Whitening are considered premium whitening options, pricing may differ based on duration, customization, and additional services.

During your consultation at The Practice, we’ll provide you with a breakdown of the costs and discuss financing options or payment plans to make the treatment more affordable.

You can expect pricing to look similar to the following:

  • Zoom Teeth Whitening – $550
  • KoR Ultra – $1000
  • KoR Ultra T – $1200


Maintaining a Bright Smile

At The Practice, we’ll provide personalized recommendations for maintaining your bright smile, including tips for oral hygiene, dietary choices, and follow-ups.


Oral Hygiene

This includes brushing your teeth at least twice daily, flossing daily, and using mouthwash to help control bacteria and plaque buildup.


Dietary Choices

Certain foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and dark-colored fruits, can contribute to discoloration of the teeth. To minimize staining, limit consumption of these items or rinse your mouth with water afterward.


Follow-Up Appointments

Dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for keeping your smile healthy and vibrant. During these appointments, we’ll assess the condition of your teeth and gums, remove plaque or tartar buildup, and discuss concerns or questions you may have.


Touch-Up Treatments

Depending on your lifestyle and diet, you may benefit from occasional touch-ups. These treatments can combat new stains and ensure that your smile remains beautiful.


Wrapping things up

Zoom and KOR Whitening are effective options for achieving a brighter, whiter smile. At The Practice, we can help you choose the appropriate whitening treatment.

Whether you prefer the rapid results of Zoom Whitening or the comprehensive approach of KOR Whitening, our team will guide you. Schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a brighter, more confident smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, however, consult with your dentist to ensure it’s suitable for your oral health needs.

Longevity depends on factors such as diet, oral hygiene, and lifestyle. With proper maintenance, results from Zoom Whitening or KOR Whitening can last several months to a year.

When performed by a dental professional, treatments such as Zoom Whitening and KOR Whitening are unlikely to damage enamel. These are designed to remove surface stains without harming the underlying tooth structure.

While professional teeth whitening treatments offer significant and long-lasting results, over-the-counter whitening toothpaste, strips, and trays are available. Alas, these options may not provide the same effectiveness or customization.

Avoid consuming dark-colored or staining foods and beverages for the first 24 to 48 hours to allow the whitening agents to penetrate the enamel. Practice good oral hygiene and avoid smoking to maintain the results.