tooth whitening

Home care instructions for your Tooth whitening 

In your whitening kit you will receive the following:

  • 2 x clear plastic trays that have been custom made to fit over your teeth
  • 3 x syringes of whitening gel
  • 1 x retainer box to store your whitening trays
  • If your models have been given to you, please  store them for safe keeping

How to apply the whitening gel

After you have brushed and flossed your teeth:

  • Twist and pull the lid on the syringe and replace with the triangle shaped tips provided in a twist and pull motion.
  • Disperse a small drop into the space where each tooth will fit. Ensure that you only put the solution where you want to whiten. This means the part of the tray that will contact the “smiling “surface of your teeth. Most people only whiten the front 12 teeth. 
  • Dry your teeth with a cloth and “suck air” over your teeth to get them even drier. 
  • Place the trays over your teeth and gently press into position. If any excess solution squeezes out of the top of your trays, you have used too much solution. Remove the excess solution with your finger or a cotton tip. This excess can irritate your gums and should be avoided.
  • When you have completed whitening rinse your mouth AND your trays out under COLD water and place them in the retainer box provided till you are ready to whiten again.

Some people find their gums peel around the trays. This is just the dead layer of skin coming off, but can make the gums a little tender. This usually happens when you use too much solution.


- for the first night, wear your whitening trays for 10 minutes. If no sensitivity occurs then you can increase your time, usually up to an hour per night.

- generally used for patients who don’t suffer from sensitive teeth. 

- use twice daily for 15 minutes or once a day for 30 minutes.

NITE WHITE- for the first night, wear your whitening trays for 20 minutes. If no sensitivity occurs then you can increase your time, usually up to an hour per night.

Each individual’s sensitivity level can vary. If sensitivity occurs decrease your whitening time and use sensitive toothpaste such as Colgate sensitive pro or Sensodyne.

You can keep whitening until you have reached your desired colour; generally between 5 and 14 days.

Rembember: It is recommended that you avoid eating and drinking heavily coloured foods and liquids for two hours after using whitening solution. 

If you drink coffee, red wine, tea, coke, etc. your teeth will take up more stain, so sip water while doing so in order to maintain your whiteness. 

Keep your trays safe so that you can use them again year after year. Whitening solution can be purchased directly from us as required.

Please contact us in the practice should you have any questions or concerns regarding whitening.