In your kit there are a set of instructions to follow.
Normally, the full treatment takes around 2 to 3 weeks. This can take longer depending on if the treatment is interrupted for any reason.
Prior to each treatment visit, please make sure to floss and brush your teeth thoroughly. The whitening gel works better when it is in direct contact with your teeth and not having to fight with plaque buildup.
To be expected following a whitening session is mild sensitivity to cold liquids or air, this usually passes within a few days after treatment. If the sensitivity becomes severe or continues, stop using the whitening gel and call our office. Also contact our office if any gum irritation is experienced as we may have to adjust your tray.
Yellow stained teeth are the best candidates for whitening. If your teeth are gray, they may be more suited for veneers, as they are difficult to whiten and sometimes do not respond to whitening treatments.
Once completed, whitening results can be dramatic but it should be noted that this color with tone down a little after completion. This is natural and makes the teeth look normal. Over time, the results may vary from person to person depending on their personal habits like smoking or coffee drinking. A touch up treatment can be needed and usually take place every 3 to 6 months. We have kits available in our office for this.
Please remember to keep your 2 week follow up appointment so we can assess results of the whitening treatment and how your current dental work (crowns, fillings, etc.) is matching the new shade of your teeth. We may be able to make adjustments to old dental work to match your new bright smile.