If you are one of the small percentage who experience severe sensitivity, apply a thin layer of Sensodyne toothpaste to your whitening trays and wear them overnight. You may have to do this for a few nights, but the sensitivity will resolve. Ibuprofen (Advil?) also helps reduce tooth sensitivity.
Your teeth are most susceptible to darkening during the 1-2 week period that you are whitening your teeth, and for the first two weeks after. During this time, avoid consuming anything with dark-staining pigments. Examples of things to avoid are: coffee, tea (including green tea), red wine, tobacco, tomato sauce, dark gravy, cola, dark candies, berries and berry juices, and dark popsicles.
On average, patients do whitening touch-ups 6-8 months after the initial whitening session. A touch-up typically involves using the DayWhite for 1-2 hours per day for 2 days. This is usually enough to return your teeth to the shade achieved during the initial session.
If you require more whitening gel, we supply additional syringes at cost.
The longer and more often you use DayWhite gel, the whiter your teeth will become, to your maximum whitening potential. However, this also increases the likelihood you will experience sensitivity. The key to successful home whitening is determining the time and frequency that allows you to achieve your desired whitening results while keeping your teeth comfortable. This balance is different for everyone.
Remember, if your teeth are sensitive, use a thin layer of Sensodyne toothpaste in the whitening trays overnight.