Brighten Your Smile At Home WIth Custom Teeth Whitening Trays
Scottsdale residents who do not have the time to visit our clinic but need professional-grade teeth whitening, Rod W. Gore DDS offers at-home teeth whitening trays.
Teeth whitening is one of the most important parts of cosmetic dental care services. A white set of teeth signals good health, boosts your confidence to smile, and helps leave a positive first impression on people.
However, it can be tedious going to the dentist every few months to get your teeth professionally whitened. This is why trusted Scottsdale, AZ dentist Dr. Gore offers custom-fitted teeth whitening trays with prescription-strength bleaching gels.
With this kit custom-made for your teeth’s needs, you can achieve a brighter smile all on your own.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening Trays
With an at-home teeth whitening tray customized for your teeth’s bleaching needs, you don’t have to go to the trouble of scheduling an appointment with your dentist and taking a day off to get the bleaching done. Instead, you get to whiten your teeth whenever it’s convenient.
A customized tray for teeth whitening is much cheaper than getting in-office treatments. You’re not paying for your dentist’s time and you’re not spending time and money to get to your appointment. But at the same time, you get to enjoy the benefits of professional teeth whitening products at your Scottsdale home.
Professional-grade teeth whitening products from your dentist are significantly stronger than the ones you’ll find at your local grocery store. Plus, they’re available whenever you need them. So, you get instantly whiter teeth instead of waiting to go through a whole tube of toothpaste.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After a visit to our Scottsdale clinic, where the dental team will make molds of your teeth, you will get a custom-made teeth whitening tray. These trays are designed to hold a thin film of bleaching gel, which will whiten your teeth.
Once you get home, you will fill the tray with the prescription strength whitening gel and put the tray over your teeth. Leave it on for about 30 minutes or however long your dentist instructed you to. Plenty of users see a significant difference in the color of their teeth after one use. But you can do 2-4 treatments for full results.
Right after taking off the teeth whitening trays, make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly to remove excess bleaching gel. Avoid eating or drinking teeth-staining food, as well as smoking, as much as possible. These will affect how fast your teeth stain or yellow out.
Keep the tray after your initial use. Brush it with a toothbrush and rinse with water, then store it in a clean container. You can reuse this tray for your next teeth whitening session.
The cost varies based on the patient’s current tooth color and goals. The dentist will go over the patient’s options and associated costs during the initial consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is tooth sensitivity managed during teeth whitening?
Teeth or dentin hypersensitivity is a common side effect of teeth whitening.
Since the bleaching agent used in professional at-home teeth whitening trays is stronger than that in your store-bought teeth whitening toothpaste, it penetrates the enamel and exposes some of the nerve endings in your mouth. This causes temporary increased sensitivity to different stimuli like hot or cold food.
You can manage this sensitivity by controlling the amount of gel you put with every whitening session. More gel doesn’t equal whiter teeth, so the kit will still produce the same results and you’ll be more comfortable.
How long does teeth whitening treatment last?
How long the effects of your at-home teeth whitening treatment last varies depending on how you take care of your teeth. Professional at-home teeth whitening trays can last for a few months. Combined with excellent oral hygiene, these dentist-supervised teeth whitening gel trays can give you a bright smile for up to a year.
What are teeth whitening trays made of?
Teeth whitening trays are custom molds of your teeth made from flexible plastic. These trays are filled with peroxide-based whitening gel that can be dispensed as needed.
What are the things to avoid after teeth whitening trays?
After getting your teeth bleached at home, make sure that you keep its brightness by avoiding certain types of food. This includes dark liquids like red wine, acidic beverages like soft drinks, sugary foods that can trigger decay-causing bacteria and irritate your sensitive mouth, and food with colorants like ketchup.
How often can you use teeth whitening trays?
At-home teeth whitening trays can be used for up to 14 days straight but not more than that. Two weeks of constant bleaching can damage your enamel and further expose the nerve endings in your mouth. Fortunately, teeth whitening trays show full results after two to four daily applications.
Dr. Rod Gore Main Office
Scottsdale, AZ 85255