Getting a brighter, whiter smile at home has never been easier. If you avoid smiling because your teeth aren’t as white as they could be, you do have a safe, popular and simple option to improve your smile which is a bleaching procedure at home that uses professional custom Whitening (Bleaching) Trays.
Why Custom Trays?
For the most effective and safest whitening treatment, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recommends using professional custom-fitted mouth trays made by your dentist /denturist. Tooth-whitening gel can leak out of ill-fitting trays causing irritation to your gums, as well as not whitening as efficiently as custom trays. With trays that specifically fit your mouth and bite, you can avoid these problems.
Bleaching your teeth is an easy, painless procedure that is safe for your teeth. Occasionally, patients do notice some tooth sensitivity to cold during the course of at-home whitening. Within one to three days after completing the whitening process, however, your sensitivity usually disappears, and you’ll be back to eating ice cream. If any sensitivity persists, check with your dentist to rule out any other dental problems.
- Don’t overfill the Bleaching Tray with tooth-whitening gel.
- The trays are then worn for a prescribed period of time by your dentist (often multiple hours per day, or else overnight), for a series of days or weeks, as the effects of the whitening process gradually take place.