Teeth whitening is a great way to improve the color of teeth. It is done using bleaching chemicals, like hydrogen peroxide, to whiten both the outer and inner layers of teeth. You might find yourself wondering how long you should wear your teeth whitening trays if you plan to use an at-home whitening kit safely and effectively.
How long a patient should wear their teeth whitening trays depends on a variety of factors, such as:
As a general rule, it is recommended to leave whitening gel on your teeth for 30 minutes to 1 hour for first time users and increase the wearing time if there is little or no tooth sensitivity. If your teeth are stained or very yellow, it will take longer to bleach them. Plus, if you are not experiencing any sensitivity you may wear the trays for up to 2 hours.
It is also very important to remove all of the excess whitening gel materials around the gums after you are done, so that the leftover product doesn’t damage your teeth and gums or continue bleaching your teeth.
Toothfairy’s teeth whitening treatment involves using custom mouth trays that are designed using an impression of the patient’s teeth. The patient bites down on a mold and the impression is sent to a lab that makes mouth trays. This process takes about two weeks on average.
Toothfairy™ uses the most effective concentration of whitening gel allowed to be used in Europe, attained only by a dentists prescription. It is an exclusive formula developed by Toothfairy™ and is recommended to be worn for one hour (60 minutes) per session in order to achieve the best results.
Patients can speed up the process of whitening their teeth by:
While using a higher concentration of bleaching agents can lead to faster results, it also increases the odds of the person experiencing side effects, like teeth sensitivity. Although products with lower concentrations do not whiten teeth as fast as more concentrated ones do, they will eventually make the patient’s teeth just as white. Lower concentrations of bleaching agents are gentler on teeth, making them a better option for people with sensitive teeth.
Patients should also adjust the frequency of their treatment based on their comfort levels. It is an effective way to control the side effects of the procedure. People with sensitive teeth should wear their mouth tray using the lesser end of the guidelines the dentist provides. They should also do less frequent treatments.