For the next 2 weeks, you will wear the custom-made trays from your impressions. Place a small bead of the Bleaching gel in the trays and wear them for a minimum of 30 minutes/day (more if desired). During this time, and until a week afterward, refrain from ingesting any colored foods or drinks like coffee, red wine, sodas, red-sauced spaghetti or pizza, etc.. Even using a straw is not advisable.
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In a small percentage of cases, your teeth may become sensitive. If this happens, try using the trays every other day or call our office for alternatives.
Rinse the trays with water and occasionally brush them with toothpaste. Store your trays at room temperature or cooler as hot temperatures may cause the trays to warp.
You may continue to use the trays in the future after your initial whitening treatment and it is up to you how often you would like to. Some patients use it once or twice a week, others use it for 1 week every six months. There is no long-term harm caused by this.