How To Use Take-Home Custom Teeth Whitening Trays?

How To Use Take-Home Custom Teeth Whitening Trays?

Sep 05, 2022

Even with daily brushing and flossing, your teeth can still get stained due to smoking, natural aging, and regular consumption of highly pigmented items like coffee, tea, soda, red wine and berries just to name a few.  Unfortunately, teeth stains can make you look and feel  unattractive. It can lower your self-confidence and affect how you interact with other people.

Fortunately, you can eliminate teeth stains and restore your dazzling smile with teeth whitening treatments. Whitening teeth makes you feel better about your smile, which positively impacts your self-confidence, mental health, and overall quality of life. In this article, we’ll focus on take-home whitening trays and how you should use them to facilitate faster and more effective results.

Take-Home Professional Teeth Whitening

Your dentist will inspect your teeth to determine whether you can bleach your stains and the concentration of bleaching agents required to remove stains. Whitening trays will not work on internal discoloration of a tooth. You may need dental bonding, veneers, or crowns to whiten your smile.

For professional whitening, your dentist can prepare a custom-made whitening kit. Hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are commonly used.

The dentist will take impressions of your teeth to design a custom-made tray. You’ll also have a whitening gel which you’ll place inside the tray.

Since the whitening tray is customized, it distributes the whitening gel more properly than over-the-counter trays. It prevents the whitening gel from sneaking out of the tray and irritating gums. The concentration of the gel is personalized, so the results are guaranteed. Contact our dentist for teeth whitening in Longmont.

How to Use Take-home Whitening Trays

Using professional whitening trays is straightforward. You should start seeing results quickly with maximum results in 10 days to two weeks. Just follow the easy directions. These include:

  • Prepare the teeth before wearing the tray.

Before whitening, make sure you brush and floss your teeth thoroughly. Plaque or food debris on the teeth can create a barrier between the whitening gel and the teeth enamel, causing uneven whitening.

  • Insert the gel as instructed.

Place a small amount of gel in the tray as directed by your dentist. Just a thin line will do it. Putting too much can cause an overflow to the gums, causing irritation.

  • Wear the tray.

After putting the trays in, wear the tray firmly against the teeth. Depending on the recommended strength of your gel will depend on how long you will wear your trays (15 -45 minutes).

  • Clean the mouth.

After the specified wearing time, remove the trays and rinse or brush your teeth to eliminate the whitening gel. You can use desensitizing toothpaste if you experience tooth sensitivity after the treatment.

  • Clean the tray and store it safely.

After removing your whitening trays, clean and rinse with water before placing them back in its holder. Storing the remaining gel safely in a cool place will help it to last longer.

Final Verdict

As long you follow your dentist’s instructions, you should be able to see incredible results in ten days to two weeks. In addition, be sure to avoid foods and drinks that stain your teeth during the treatment. For more information regarding whitening and information about cosmetic dentistry in Longmont, contact Mertz Family Dentistry.

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