Take Home Whitening

We offer custom bleaching trays for each individual patient. The patient can whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home.

Instructions for Whitening at Home with Trays

 1. Brush and floss teeth (bleaching most effective on clean teeth)

2. Make sure trays are clean and dry prior to applying

3. Remove syringe from case and snap tip cover from the end.

4. Load the tray, depress the plunger and fill each tooth in the tray with a pearl of gel.

NOTE: Each tray will typically use ½ to 1/3 of a syringe.

5. Position tray over your teeth and gently press tray to move the gel into place. Wipe

excess gel, which seeps over the brim of the tray, off of your gums with a tissue or your finger.

6. Wear tray percentage based on what was prescribed to you:

 

3 options

 

1. 16 % – Daytime use: wear 4-6 hours, once per day. Nighttime use: Wear up to 8

hours during sleep.

_ If sensitivity occurs, switch to daytime use instructions.

 2. 22% – Daytime use: Wear 60 minutes, once a day or twice a day. Nighttime use:

Wear up to 8 hours during sleep.

_ If sensitivity occurs, switch to daytime use instructions.

 3. 35% – Daytime Use: Wear 15 minutes, twice a day OR wear 30 minutes once a day.

7. After whitening, remove the tray and rinse your teeth. Brush away any remaining gel.

8. Clean your bleaching trays with a toothbrush and cold water. Store trays in the tray

holder and gel in a cool dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

9. Avoid coffee, tea, red wine, raspberries, strawberries, or cranberries for several hours

after bleaching.

Please call the office at John L. Havlick, DDS, PC Phone Number 219-462-0780 if you have any questions or concerns


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