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After Care – At-Home Tooth Whitening

While some people choose in-office Zoom!® tooth whitening, others opt for the at-home convenience of at-home tooth whitening gels to enhance their teeth’s shiny, white appearance. While using an at-home tooth whitening system for just a week will give you noticeably whiter teeth—an average of five shades lighter—you need to use it properly to avoid severe tooth sensitivity and achieve the desired results.

You may also use whitening gel at home if you have had in-office Zoom! Teeth Whitening; after in-office whitening, we provide you with custom trays for touching up your teeth if you notice they are not as bright as you’d like. You can use the trays for several days every four to six months. (We provide one tube of touch-up gel, and you may purchase additional gel at our office.)

At-Home Bleaching Instructions:

  1. Always brush and floss your teeth before using your whitening trays so that the bleaching gel has a clean surface to work on.
  2. Put the gel on the front or “smile-side” of the tray’s interior. Use a small drop or thin ribbon of the gel… not too much!
  3. Place the tray in your mouth; the tray should feel extremely tight, almost as if it’s been vacuumed
    to your teeth.
  4. Wear the tray for 30 minutes to 2 hours every night until the gel is all gone or your teeth are as white as you want them.
  5. Do not eat, drink, or smoke while your bleaching trays are in your mouth! If you do, you may stain your teeth more.
  6. After removing the tray, brush your teeth well to remove the gel from your teeth.
  7. Clean the tray by brushing it with a toothbrush and water, then store the tray in its container.

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