How Do Whitening Trays Work?

With professional teeth whitening we can remove discoloration, while protecting your smile against sensitivity and gum irritation, which is often encountered with common store bought whitening systems. How do whitening trays work? Can they address minor and severe teeth stains?

Frequently Asked Questions About Whitening Trays

Question: What are they made from?

Answer: They are made from a BPA-free plastic material. Along with the trays, we will also send you home with a powerful beaching gel. Treatment begins with an initial office treatment. At this point, you will go home with the trays and gel to begin treatment!

Question: How long do I wear them?

Answer: The trays will be filled with gel and worn for one to two hours a day. The total course of treatment is typically one to two weeks. We may also recommend a final office treatment.

Question: What stains can they address?

Answer: We can use them to address both extrinsic stains and intrinsic ones. Extrinsic stains form on the surface, often caused by the foods and drinks we consume. These are the most common and easy to address forms of discoloration. Intrinsic actually form below the enamel, often the result of injury, fluorosis, or the use of certain antibiotics, such as tetracycline, at a young age. These are often a little more difficult to address.

Question: How do I keep my smile brighter after treatment?

Answer: First, always make sure you’re brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. You also need to see your dentist every six months for a thorough dental cleaning. In addition, you can use your trays and the remaining gel for touch ups down the road. If you have any questions about our teeth whitening trays, then contact our office today. We can help you enjoy a brighter smile!

Ready to Try Professional Teeth Whitening?

With trays and gel we can address discoloration and brighten your smile! For more information about our treatments, from Invisalign braces to dental implants, contact our team today. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.