of Dental Health
Author: Student Dental Hygienist:
Knapp CDA, RDH
Phone No. 905-333-1153
Toll free No.
Fax No. : 905-632-2895
Directions for use
Please check the main component of the whitening gel; treatment time will depend of it.
As an average, optimum results are achieved after
20-30 cumulative sessions of wear time. Longer wear time during a session
creates faster whitening results.
You should not use the
product for more than 14 days without supervision by a dental professional.
For more specific requirements and instructions, please refer to the
Indications for use:
Whitening of discoloured vital teeth
Whitening of discoloured non-vital teeth
Removal of Intrinsic stains
Removal of tetracycline stains
Contraindications and Considerations:
You may chose
to use desensitizing gel prior to whitening treatment or any tooth paste that
contains Potassium Nitrate ( like Sensodyne tooth paste)
Pregnancy or lactating.
adverse effects but avoid use as a precautionary measure.
Extensive composite (white) &
This gel will whiten natural teeth only. It doesn’t
have effect on existing
cosmetic restoration (bonding, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays,
fillings),their shade (colour) will not change.If darker they may need to be
replaced to match the colors to your newly whitened color shade.
Severe gray/blue banded
grayish/blue stains can be harder to remove, if not impossible. These stains
can take up to six months or longer to whiten. Whitening may only reduce
amounts of 'masking'.
darker after bleaching.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Keeping Your mouth open because of the tray during
the treatment could cause discomfort or pain if You have TMD.
You will develop allergic reaction because gel
May cause sensitivity
May cause sensitivity
root portion due to a gum recession
This portion of a tooth will not whiten.
Children under 18 years of age
Whitening causes pulp damage
experience tooth sensitivity
or gum irritation during the treatment …
…please discontinue the treatment for day or two, shorten the the treatment time, start using Sensodyne paste (or any paste that contains Potasium Nitrate) or start using Desensitizing gel-please ask us about this product). Mild sensitivity to cold is a normal side effect during this treatment. If you experience continuous tooth pain or any other symptoms which are more than mild and/or persistant, please discontinue the treatment and call our office for further instructions. If you have any other questions or concerns, don't hesitate to call us and ask.
Avoid citrus foods and juices because they can cause tooth sensitivity. These items change the acidity of your saliva and may cause irritation or slow down the whitening process. Try to Avoid any tobacco and dark liquids (coffee, tea, dark colas, dark juices and red wines) for at least 2 hrs after removing your trays and as much as possible while whitening because these substances may restain your teeth. Continue good oral hygiene throughout the treatment.
Eat, drink, or smoke while wearing your custom trays.
Storage of materials and trays
Storage at temperature between 2 and 8 Degrees Celsius
(35-45 F) in a cool, dry
place for later use once the whitening process is complete You may refrigerate
remaining gel to lengthen the shelf life ( up to 2 years) but don't
freeze.cDo not use after expiration date.
Keep it away from direct light .
Keep whitening kit out of reach of children
Maintaining Your smile (Touch
Depending on your teeth and your habits, these whitening
procedures can last for up to five years. Deeply pigmented drinks like colas,
tea, coffee, and red wine will tend to re-darken teeth more quickly. But, You
can always do a “touch up” at a later date, using your trays for a couple of
sessions to brighten your teeth again.The area of the tooth closest to the gums
may take longer to lighten than the biting edge. It will also remain the
darkest part of the tooth.
Whitened teeth will always be lighter than they were prior to the treatment and some clients will never need to repeat the process. If you notice that you are acquiring some stain, you may do a touch-up for a night or two every year.
author: Boban Fidanoski
November,2006 Copyright - Text, diagrams, figures and photographs