Don’t whiten dirty.

With daily use of whitening trays, it can be easy to allow dirt to build up. Think of a kettle full of limescale. You wouldn’t want that water in your tea.

Follow this simple method to ensure your whitening trays stay fresh and clean.

  1. It’s important to clean your trays after every use. This will remove any leftover gel that has been used and will no longer have an effect. It also clears any debris left in the trays and stops stains building upon them.
  2. Once you’ve removed them from your mouth, clean with a soft toothbrush and water at room temperature. If you have soap then feel free, but don’t use toothpaste. Make sure you clean both the outside and inside of your trays.
  3. Lightly dry with some tissue or a towel and place them back into your storage case. This will protect them from the elements, but ensure it’s kept out of direct sunlight or hot rooms.

P.S. Remember when you’re not using the bleaching gel it lives in the fridge. This will prolong its shelf life and stop the gel from activating.

If your whitening trays are looking worse for wear or would like teeth whitening in Bournemouth then follow the link.


AUTHOR

Dr Gareth Edwards Dentist AuthorDr Gareth Edwards BDS (Hons) MFDS RCPS (Glasg) is a dentist who qualified with honours. Based in Bournemouth and Poole, he has a keen interest in teeth whitening, orthodontics and aesthetic dentistry and is a certified Invisalign and Six Month Smiles provider. For more information click here.

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