How long do you leave teeth whitening trays in your mouth?
The typical at-home whitening kit prescribed by a dentist contains about 10% hydrogen peroxide or carbamide. With such products, dentists typically advise their patients to wear their mouth trays for two to four hours.
Can you swallow teeth whitening gel?
What happens if I swallow the strip or some of the gel from the strip? No adverse effects will result from ingesting the peroxide gel. It will simply pass through your system without causing any damage. However, swallowing large amounts of peroxide can cause nausea and stomach irritation.
Can I drink water with teeth whitening trays in?
Do not eat or drink while you have your trays in. “Day” whitening – just wear the trays for 1 – 2 hours. “Night” whitening – wear the trays overnight while you sleep. After whitening, rinse your mouth, and rinse the whitening trays with cold water.
Do you have to keep teeth whitening gel in the fridge?
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, but do not freeze. You may expect some slight gum sensitivity from wearing the trays, and your teeth may feel very slightly sensitive.
Is tooth bleaching harmful?
Is Teeth Whitening Safe For My Enamel? The yellow discoloration of your teeth is the most common sign of damaged enamel. This begs the question “does teeth whitening damage the enamel?” The answer is no, teeth whitening doesn’t damage your tooth enamel.
Can I leave teeth bleach on overnight?
You may wear your trays overnight if you have no sensitivities with 4 hours. General manufacturers recommended wearing times are: For Carbamide Peroxide Bleaching Gels (Pola Night): 10% Carbamide Peroxide (3.6% Hydrogen Peroxide) = use 1 x 2hours/day to overnight, while sleeping, if no sensitivity arises.
Can I whiten my teeth 3 times a day?
Can I whiten my teeth twice in a day? It is safe for you to use tooth whitening trays four hours apart from each other. This is enough time for your enamel to recover from any minimal wear that may have been caused by the whitening gel. However, tooth whitening is more effective the longer you leave each tray in.
Should you rinse mouth after bleaching?
Do not rinse your mouth, since this may dilute the bleaching agent. Do not swallow the whitening gel. Never drink, eat, or smoke while wearing your tray.