Robinson Township Smiles

Making The Most of Your Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kit: Our Top Tips

December 17, 2018
Posted By: Ryan Rupert

At Robinson Township Smiles, Dr. Rupert offers high-quality, powerful take-home teeth whitening kits for patients in North Fayette, Oakdale and Sewickly. We build custom whitening trays based on your own teeth and your smile goals. You can wear these trays in the comfort of your own home to whiten your smile gradually over the period of several weeks.


How can you make sure you get professional-grade results with a take-home whitening kit? Here are some top tips for teeth whitening from the team at Robinson Township Smiles!


1. Wear Your Whitening Trays As Directed By Dr. Rupert


Once you get your whitening trays from Dr. Rupert, he’ll give you instructions about how and when to wear them. Typically, you’ll wear them for about an hour per day. Failing to wear your trays for the full period of time can result in sub-par whitening, and wearing them for too long could cause issues like tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. Always follow the instructions given to you by your dentist.


2. Brush, Floss, And Rinse Before You Wear Your Trays


Every time you put in your whitening trays, you want them to contact your enamel directly. If any material or debris gets in the way, this could hinder the results of your whitening. Make sure to brush thoroughly, floss between your teeth, and rinse before you wear your trays. This will ensure optimal contact, providing you with the best possible whitening results.


3. Don’t Eat, Drink Or Smoke While Wearing The Trays, Or For 30 Minutes Post-Treatment


While eating with a whitening tray in your mouth would be very difficult, some patients try to drink beverages while wearing them. This is not a good idea, as it can make the treatment less effective, and cause nausea if you swallow too much of the whitening gel. You should also avoid smoking while wearing whitening trays.


In addition, wait a half-hour after treatment before eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. After 30 minutes, you can rinse and brush your teeth to remove the whitening compound.


4. Don’t Overdo It


If you’ve opted for 2 treatments per day, you must wait at least 6 hours between each bleaching application. If you don’t do this, your teeth may become sensitive and your gums may become irritated.


In addition, you should discontinue use of your whitening trays when your treatment has ended. Over-bleaching can cause your teeth to become very sensitive, and can even make your teeth translucent, in some cases.


Come In For A Consultation Today!

If you’re interested in take-home teeth whitening in Coraopolis, can come see Dr. Rupert at Robinson Township Smiles! He can create a set of custom-molded whitening trays, allowing you to brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home. Take a look at our smile gallery to see some of our past results and success stories. Your dream smile is only a phone call away! Contact us now at (412) 859-3833 to get started, or drop by our office, which is located at 66 Forest Grove Road, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108.

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