Brighten Your Smile At Home WIth Custom Teeth Whitening Trays
To safely and effectively whiten your teeth at home or to maintain the results of your in office teeth whitening treatment, Dr.Gore a dentist in Scottsdale, AZ, offers custom-fitted mouth trays that allow the prescription-strength bleaching gel to evenly whiten the teeth with each treatment. Most patients use their home teeth whitening kit for at least one week to see impressive results. The kit can then be used as needed to touch up previously whitened teeth for the future. Instead of one-size-fits-all whitening products sold in stores, consider a customized home teeth whitening kit from Dr. Gore’s office.
WHAT TO EXPECT
At the office, the dental team will make molds of the patient’s teeth to create a custom-made dental tray. These trays will hold a thin film of gel which will cause the teeth to whiten while the tray is worn. Once at home, you will fill the tray with prescription strength whitening gel and leave in for a designated amount of time, typically about 30 minutes, each day. Some patients may see visible results after one treatment, but most patients need 2 – 4 daily treatments to see their full results. Some teeth colors will not respond favorably to whitening solutions.
Home whitening treatments are usually worn for about 30 minutes a day, every day or every other day depending on the situation, or until the desired shade is achieved. Patients may use the kit for as little as one week or over a month. If the patient is not seeing the results they want, they should return to their dentist for other whitening options. It is important to avoid dark-colored beverages such as coffee, red wine, iced tea during the bleaching process as this will hinder the whitening process.