As with any new health regimen, it is always a good idea to consult a health professional (in this case your dentist) before using household teeth whitening kits. Although home teeth whitening kits are safe for many people, there are several situations where it may not be suitable for some people to use them.
Prior to treatment
Brush and floss just prior to bleaching your teeth. The whitening gel is the most effective with clean teeth. Try the trays in first without any beach to check the fit and comfort. Make sure that the bleaching trays are clean and dry before applying the whitening gel. Moisture reduces the efficiency of the whitening gel and slows down the whitening process Shop our whitening kit here
Applying the bleaching gel
When you apply the gel make sure not to fill the trays. Place a SMALL drop of tooth whitening gel halfway up on the inner front surface of the tray (in the front of each tooth in the tray). Do not spread the bleach around. Recap the syringe for the next treatment until empty. The average treatment per arch requires approximately 0.5ml of whitening gel. We recommend that you only bleach the front 6-8 teeth as no one sees the back teeth.
Inserting the bleaching trays
Insert whitening tray in the mouth over the teeth. Seat the tray firmly against the teeth. Wipe the excess gel, which seeps over the brim of the tray onto your gums, by holding the tray up with one hand, wipe the excess gel off of the gums with your finger or tissue. Wear the tray with the gel as directed below. You can contact us prior to booking an appointment to find out if we have any whitening specials available. Book your 30-minute session.
Caring for your trays and gel
Clean whitening trays with a toothbrush or Q-tip and cold water. Store trays in the tray holder and gel in a cool dry place away from heat and direct sunlight. The gel may be refrigerated to prolong the shelf life, but do not freeze.
How to Maintain Your Good Results
Once you have used our whitening products, there are things you can do to prevent stains and keep your smile as bright as possible:
- Practice good dental hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing us for your routine cleanings
- Be aware of major stain culprits, such as red wine, tomato-based foods, energy drinks, tea and coffee
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking so that stain causers don’t sit on your teeth
- Don’t smoke
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