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Teeth Whitening Instructions

 

 

Precautions

  • Bleaching gel should be refrigerated to maintain shelf life.
  • Tooth fillings and crowns do NOT respond to teeth bleaching
  • Foods and juices high in acids may cause sensitivity.
  • Stay away from foods and drinks that will stain (i.e. berries, coffee, tea, soda, red wine).
  • Do not use tobacco products while bleaching.

 

Instructions

  1. Brush and floss teeth to remove plaque from the surface of your teeth.
  2. Load gel into bleaching tray as instructed.
  3. Adapt tray to the sides of your teeth.
  4. Remove excess gel with a clean finger, toothbrush or tissue.
  5. When you are finished, gently brush your teeth to remove residual gel.

 

Amount of Time

Lifelike:  Recommended usage is up to 1 hour, no more than two times daily or overnight.

Daywhite:  Recommended usage is 30-60 minutes, no more than two times daily.

Nitewhite:  Recommended usage is 30-60 minutes, no more than two times daily.

 

Cleaning Your Trays

When finished, clean your bleach trays with a soft brush and cool water or toothpaste. 

Store your trays on the models or in the case provided. 

 

Sensitivity

     Sensitive gums:  The bleaching gel was not thoroughly removed from the gums.  Make sure to

                                 wipe off the excess gel after inserting the trays

           

       Sensitive teeth:  If teeth become sensitive from the bleaching, try any of the following:

    • Reduce the amount of time the bleach is in the mouth.
    • Reduce the strength (%) of bleach.
    • Bleach every other day.
    • Brush your teeth with desensitizing toothpaste (Sensodyne) before and after usage. 
    • After each bleaching session, place desensitizing toothpaste or fluoride gel in your bleach trays and reinsert for 5 minutes.