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Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

Teeth Whitening FAQ

Q: How long does the teeth whitening gel last?

A: Our whitening gel has a 2 years shelf life. You want to store the whitening gel at or below room temperature away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration can be used to extend the life of the gel. If the gel gets to hot it will become liquid and will be unusable.

Q: How long do I need to wear my whitening trays?

A: We recommend wearing them for 2 weeks once a day for 15-20 minutes, or until your desired whiteness is reached. You do not want to whiten more than once a day. After the desired shade is reached touch ups can be done as needed.

Q: How much gel should I put in the tray?

A: This answer is different per person depending on your arch size. The typical amount needed is around .5ml per dental tray. If gel is over flowing on to your gums you have to much gel in the tray.  Simply use a Q-tip to wipe away any extra.

Q: I have a crown, bridge, or other dental work. Will this whiten that also?

A: Whitening gel will only work on natural teeth. It will not whiten any dental work, or artificial teeth.

Q: What strength is the gel?

A: Provided in the kit is 35% Carbamide Peroxide bleaching Gel Syringes.

Q: Is teeth whitening safe for my teeth?

A: The process of using dental whitening trays have been around for 20+ years. There is no study that shows any damage due to teeth whitening.

Q: How is whitening trays different than using zoom (laser) or whitening strips?

A: Laser whitening works great to whiten your teeth, but is expensive and will only last for a couple months. After the whitening is done there is no way to do touch ups. Whitening strips are around 7% peroxide and don’t come is full connect with your teeth. With our whitening trays the gel is 35% and cover the teeth fully.

Q: How long will my whitening trays last?

A: Whitening trays can last forever if you clean them and don’t chew on them while whitening.