How long do you leave a whitening pen on your teeth?

How long do you leave a whitening pen on your teeth?

We recommend applying to your front 6-8 teeth, as the back teeth will not be noticed. For flash treatment, hold a smile for 60 seconds, and then relax. Or, for tougher stains, wear for 15-30 minutes. Then, simply brush off with a toothbrush or cloth several hours later.

Do you brush your teeth before or after whitening pen?

We recommend that with any form of whitening that teeth are brushed beforehand. This is to ensure that any plaque (this sticky surface layer on your teeth) is removed and that any whitening agent present in the strips or gel gets the closest contact with the teeth.

How many times a week should you use a teeth whitening pen?

Keep applying the product daily for at least 1 week. Continue using the pen once a day, directly after you brush and floss your teeth. When you’re not using the pen, keep it stored in a cool, dry place. Some products might not show results right away.

Do you rinse your mouth after using a teeth whitening pen?

After a thorough brushing, remove the top cap of the pen and twist the bottom of the pen until you see the gel on the brush tip. Then, apply a thin layer of whitening gel to each tooth’s surface, making sure the entire tooth’s surface is in contact with the whitening gel. Finally, don’t rinse.

Do whitening pens damage teeth?

Two studies looked at the effect of whitening pens on enamel, dentin and dental fillings. They found no significant negative effects. You might wonder how a teeth whitening pen affects your existing dental work. The thing to know about all peroxide whiteners is they do not work on dental restorations.

What does the blue light do for teeth whitening?

Your dentist will apply a whitening gel to your teeth. Then they will use a blue LED light, which activates the hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide whitening gel. This helps break apart the gel faster. The resulting chemical reaction lifts stains off your teeth.

What does LED light do for teeth whitening?

First, the bleaching agent is applied to your teeth, and an LED light, laser, or halo light is then directed at your teeth. LED lights speed up the tooth-bleaching process by helping the peroxide to break down faster, forming free radicals that whiten the teeth.

What happens if you leave teeth whitening in overnight?

Leaving them on for too long can cause tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, and tooth damage. Your dentist can recommend the best whitening strips for your situation.

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