Teeth Whitening Trays

Getting a brighter, whiter smile at home has never been easier. One popular method for whitening at home is teeth bleaching trays. Otherwise known as teeth whitening trays since they don’t actually use bleach, these products can whiten teeth in just a few days. While you can also get customized options from your dentist or results in a little as one visit, you can usually find teeth bleaching trays at your local drugstore or mass retailer.

Many over-the-counter products are available for whitening teeth without dentist supervision. However, for the most effective and safest whitening treatment, the American Academy of Comestic Dentistry recommends using custom-fitted mouth trays made by your dentist. Tooth-whitening gel can leak out of ill-fitting trays causing irritation to your gums, as well as not whitening as efficiently as custom trays. With trays that specifically fit your mouth and bite, you can avoid these problems.

Bleaching your teeth is an easy, painless procedure that is safe for your teeth and existing dental work. Occasionally, patients do notice some tooth sensitivity to cold during the course of at-home whitening. Within one to three days after completing the whitening process, however, your sensitivity usually disappears and you’ll be back to eating ice cream. If any sensitivity persists, check with your dentist to rule out any other dental problems.