Homemade pearly whites – A guide on how to whiten your teeth at home

Teeth are very important not only from a health perspective, but also from an aesthetics perspective. Your teeth and smile are one of the first things people notice about you and assumptions, rightly or wrongly can be made based on the appearance of your teeth. But many people still feel like it’s a complete drag to have to spend time visiting the dentist or maintaining a comprehensive oral hygiene routine.

It doesn’t have to be such an inconvenience though. Dental advances have come a long way and it is no longer necessary to spend hours in the dentist or say good bye to hundreds of dollars.

There are now many products on the market that allow you to whiten your teeth at home.

You can simply buy a whitening kit and do it yourself! There are many products available, from whitening strips, to pens, tooth pastes, mouth washes but one that has seemed to garner the best results in a short amount of time utilizes whitening gels and LED light and teeth trays. Despite what some might think, it’s actually a pretty simple process.

Here is what you need to know about whitening your teeth at home using one of these systems.

Powering up the LED strip

The first thing you need to do is make sure that the LED light is working properly. When they are packaged and sold, LED lights for teeth whitening have a special piece of plastic between the batteries so that they are safe during transportation. That’s ok because you can easily get rid of this. Simply remove the piece of plastic after twisting off the back of the device. Put the batteries in their proper place and then put the cap back on. Now, you should have a well functioning LED light.

Preparing the gel trays

The gel trays are the next important step towards preparing your own teeth whitening kit.  Boil some water and make sure to pour it into a heat resistant bowl. Next, take one tray at a time and dip it into the boiling hot water. About 2 or 3 seconds should be enough for each tray, under the conditions of the hot water.

Molding the tray for your teeth

The next step is to mold the tray so that it caters specifically to your particular set of teeth. This is done by taking the hot tray and placing it over your teeth. Next, bite down on in conjunction with using your fingers in order to mold the tray and to make sure that it’s perfectly molded around your teeth. Be careful as the tray is still very hot. Also make sure to suck out all the air once you place the tray over your teeth.

Whitening your teeth the right way

Now that you have the appropriate teeth trays molded after your own set of soon-to-be pearly whites, the next step is to insert a small amount of whitening gel into each space of the molded tray. The best way to do this is to use a small syringe in order to deploy the gel.  Once the gel has been set, place the two trays in your mouth, on the top and bottom.

The last step is to place the LED in your mouth and then relax! Watch your favorite show or read a book whilst you allow the formula to work its magic! Always adhere to the recommended time (or slightly less first time). (Be sure to use a timer as prolonged exposure could lead to sensitive teeth and gums). When the recommended time is reached, just rinse your mouth and brush well.

Note: It’s important that you brush your teeth before the process as well, and that afterwards you take the time to clean your trays with a toothbrush, getting it ready for the next session.

Just as a fresh haircut or manicure make you feel a million dollars, so too, does a rejuvenated pearly white smile and now it’s easier than ever! Enjoy!

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