Whitening

Post-Operative Whitening Home Care

  • Use a sensitivity relief toothpaste for 2 weeks
  • Do not use any tobacco related products for 48 hours
  • Avoid foods and beverages that stain (red sauce, dark berries, beet juices, coffee, tea, red wine, etc.)
  • Mild sensitivity to hot or cold liquids may occur.  This usually passes within 1 – 2 days.  If sensitivity persists, it is recommended to take an over the counter pain medication as directed per your dentist or doctor.
  • If you experience gum sensitivity gently brush the afflicted area while brushing your teeth.
  • Immediate whitening results can be quite dramatic due to minor dehydration of your teeth.  It is normal for the colour to tone down somewhat after treatment when your teeth rehydrate to a natural white tone.
  • Long term results vary from patient-to-patient and can depend on habits and also the types of food and drinks that are consumed on a regular basis.
  • Touch-up treatments may be needed every 3-6 months to retain a desired colour. 

How To Use Your Take Home Whitening Trays

  1. Brush and floss teeth.
  2. Using the whitening syringe place a thin line of whitening gel across the front surface mid-tooth area of the comfort fit tray.
  3. Place your comfort fit tray over the teeth.
  4. Some of the gel may ooze out over the tray and onto your surrounding gums and tissue.  Wipe away this excess gel with a tissue or dry soft brush.
  5. Wear the trays for 20 minutes, once or twice per month, unless otherwise instructed by our team.
  6. After treatment, remove tray.  Rinse tray and mouth with lukewarm water.
  7. Brush teeth.

For effective results:

  • Store in a cool place out of direct sunlight.
  • Use gel at room temperature.

 Precautions:

  • To be used under the supervision of a dentist.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.
  • Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women.

REMEMBER

*Whitening is not a once on a lifetime event – your results will fade over time. How long whitening lasts varies between each individual and depends on a number of factors, including: age, starting tooth shade, history of trauma to teeth, diet, oral hygiene, and smoking.