Get back your youthful smile
- Whitening your smile is a great way to look younger and feel more confident.
- Our natural teeth can become stained over time by what we eat and drink and even from medications.
- The type of home based tooth whitening treatments that we offer at Dentures Direct Ballina are a safe, effective and affordable way to achieve a white, bright smile you can be proud of.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is important that you apply the teeth whitening gel properly. This ensures that no gel is wasted and that you minimise the chance of developing any sensitivity. Follow the steps below for the best results:
1.Prior to treatment:
Brush and floss just prior to using the gel. The whitening gel is the most effective with clean teeth. Try the trays in first without any gel to check the fit and comfort. Make sure that the trays are clean and dry before applying the whitening gel. Moisture reduces the efficiency of the whitening gel and slows down the whitening process.
2. Applying the whitening gel:
When you apply the gel make sure not to fill the trays. Place a SMALL drop of tooth whitening gel half way up on the inner front surface of tray (in the front of each tooth in the tray). You would have been shown how to do this in our clinic. Do not spread the gel around.
3. Inserting the trays:
Insert the whitening tray into your mouth over your teeth. Seat the tray firmly against your teeth. Wipe off any excess gel which may seep over the brim of the tray onto your gums with a tissue.
4. Wearing time:
We recommend that if you have not whitened before, use for 30 minutes to 1 hour the first time and increase the wearing time if there is little or no tooth sensitivity. General manufacturers recommendations for our treatment wearing times are 2 to 4 hours once or twice/day or overnight while sleeping if no sensitivity.
5. After Whitening:
Remove the tray and rinse off your teeth. Brush any remaining gel away. Brush, floss and continue your normal dental cleaning routine.
6. Caring for your trays and gel:
Clean whitening trays with a toothbrush or Q-tip and cold water. Store trays in the tray holder and gel in cool dry place away from heat and direct sunlight. The gel may be refrigerated to prolong the shelf life for up to two years, but do not freeze.