I am about to begin my first tray whitening experience. I have never professionally whitened my teeth before. However, as a good dentist’s son, I must experiment for the benefit of potential patients. I guess I am a guinea pig. Please do not ask me about my experience with the Magic Wand, which was supposed to deliver just enough Novocaine. I prefer lots of Novacaine.
Anyways, the first step to begin tray whitening is that I got an exam with my dentist (my dad) and a cleaning one of our hygienists. After being approved, an assistant took my impression to create a tray. Then, Dr. Anenberg, another one of our dentists, cut my tray nicely so it fit.
I was then instructed by Jessica, our assistant office manager to brush my teeth with Fluoridex for a couple of weeks. Now, I am ready to begin the tray whitening treatment.
Here is a picture of me before… (Dr. Nottingham has to email my my before pictures) Let’s see what happens later.
For your convenience, I am attaching the DayWhite instructions for Whitening: [it would be cool if I attach pictures… ]
- Floss and brush your teeth. Twist off the clear plastic cap from the syringe and replace with the mixing nozzle. Place a small “treadrop” amount of gel in each tooth compartment in the tray.
- Place the tray with the gel in the mouth.
- Remove excess gel with your finger or dry toothbrush. When inserting the tray, be careful not to push the gel out, but be sure that the tray is completely seated. You may see “bubbling” within your trays while wearing them. This bubbling is actually part of the whitening process.
- Wear trays for at least 30 minutes, but not longer than 60 minutes.
- After whitening, remove and rinse the trays with cold water. Hot water may damage the trays. If necessary, use a toothbrush to remove any residual gel. Place the trays in the storage case, and store them in a cool, dry place. Rinse and brush excess gel from the teeth.
Wait for after pictures!