How to Use - Teeth Whitening Kit

HOW TO USE THE ICE WHITE TEETH WHITENING KITS:

You will need the following for organising your at home Teeth Whitening session.

- Small saucepan

- 2-3 cups of water

- Small hand towel (optional)

- Cup of cold water (for setting the silcon mouth trays)

There are 5 main steps when using the Teeth Whitening kits, they are as follows: 

1.MOULDING THE THERMOPLASTIC MOUTH TRAYS:

STEP 1:

  • Clean teeth prior to application of the Teeth whitening products to remove any food or particles from your teeth and mouth.

 STEP 2:

  • Open the box and remove the contents of your teeth whitening products in preparation for the next steps outlined.

STEP 3:

  • Bring the pot of water to the boil, once it is ready carefully remove from the stove top and let the water cool down (allow approx 6-7 minutes)

 STEP 4:

  • Taking one of the Thermoplastic mouth tray’s submerge it into the hot water for 10-12 seconds by holding the plastic tabs located on it. Remove the Thermoplastic mouth trays once they appear to have softened.
(IMPORTANT: FOR BEST RESULTS DO NOT OVERHEAT THE MOUTH TRAYS)

    STEP 5:

    • Remove any excess water and place the Thermoplastic mouth tray into your mouth covering the top row of teeth. (If the mouth tray is still too hot, leave it to cool for a few seconds)
    • Close your mouth and gently suck all of the air and excess water from the Thermoplastic mouth tray, creating suction between the mouth tray and your teeth.
    • Gently push the Thermoplastic mouth tray into your teeth by pushing your upper lip with your fingers (This helps to mould your teeth impression)
    • Wait 10-15 seconds before removing the Thermoplastic mouth tray from your mouth
    • Place the Thermoplastic mouth tray into a cup of cold water for 10 seconds to complete the hardening process.

    (IMPORTANT: REPEAT THE SAME STEPS FOR THE BOTTOM ROW OF TEETH THERMOPLASTIC MOUTH TRAY)

    2.TRIMMING THE THERMOPLASTIC MOUTH TRAYS

    STEP 1: 

    • After moulding both of the Thermoplastic mouth trays, use scissors to cut and remove the plastic tabs and any excess plastic located at the top of the trays at the gum line. (These need to be removed or you won't be able to fit the LED light activator over the mouth guards).

    (IMPORTANT: TRIMMING THE MOUTH TRAY AT THE GUM-LINE WILL AID IN THE AVOIDANCE OF ANY POSSIBLE SOFT TISSUE IRRITATION CAUSED BY WHITENING.

    3.THE WHITENING PROCESS:

    STEP 1:

    • Place a small drop of the Whitening gel on each tooth impression on the upper and lower Thermoplastic mouth trays.

    (IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVERLOAD AND USE GEL EXCESSIVELY – LESS IS BEST!)

    STEP 2:

    • Place the upper and lower Thermoplastic mouth trays into your mouth and seal properly into the teeth by gently applying pressure to fit the teeth into the impressions so they are in place correctly. This can be achieved by pushing on your upper lip to ensure a firm fit.

    STEP 3:

    • Repeat this step for the lower teeth Thermoplastic mouth tray

    STEP 4:

    • Open the back of the LED Light Activator and remove the small plastic disc between the batteries, put the batteries back in the same way that they were taken out so that your LED light will turn on properly.
    • Hold the LED light activator in front of the Thermoplastic mouth tray, this will activate the Teeth Whitening gel. Hold the LED light activator in place for 20 minutes (initially)

    STEP 5:

    • Remove the Thermoplastic mouth trays from your mouth and rinse your mouth with cold water.
    • For approx 1 hour directly after whitening your teeth, avoid any food or activities that may cause discolouration to your teeth.(e.g.: Red wine, Coffee, Smoking etc)
    • Teeth may be cleaned after 1 hour of whitening your teeth.

    IMPORTANT: START WITH 20 MINUTES FOR YOUR FIRST TEETH WHITENING SESSION AND EACH TIME BUILD UP TIME IN INCREMENTS OF 10 MINUTES UNTIL YOU REACH THE MAXIMUM TIMING OF 45 MINUTES)

    4. ALTERNATIVE THERMOPLASTIC MOUTH TRAY USAGE METHOD:

    This method is an alternative way of using the Thermoplastic mouth trays when whitening your teeth.

    STEP 1:

    • Starting with the Thermoplastic mouth tray for the Top row of teeth, Put whitening gel inside the Thermoplastic mouth tray then place it over your top teeth and hold the LED light activator in front of it.

    STEP 2:

    • Once you have completed this step then.... remove the top Thermoplastic mouth tray.

    STEP 3:

    • Take the Thermoplastic mouth tray for the bottom row of teeth and put the Thermoplastic mouth tray over your bottom row of teeth and hold the LED light activator in front of it.

    STEP 4:

    • Remove the Thermoplastic mouth trays from your mouth and rinse your mouth with cold water.
    • For approx 1 hour directly after whitening your teeth, avoid any food or activities that may cause discolouration to your teeth.(e.g.: Red wine, Coffee, Smoking etc)
    • Teeth may be cleaned after 1 hour of whitening your teeth.

    5.TIMING:

    Wear the Ice White Teeth thermoplastic mouth trays with whitening gel for approximately 20-45 minutes total per day over a 2 week period. We recommend that you start with an initial 20 minute session and then gradually increase the amount of time to 45 minutes per session. As a guide, here is an outline of the recommended timing for your teeth whitening sessions over a two week period:

    Week 1:

    • 1st session 20 minutes
    • 2nd session 25 minutes
    • 3rd session 30 minutes
    • 4th session 35 minutes
    • 5th session 40 minutes
    • 6th session 45 minutes
    • 7th session 45 minutes

    Week 2:

    • 8th session 45 minutes
    • 9th session 45 minutes
    • 10th session 45 minutes
    • 11th session 45 minutes
    • 12th session 45 minutes
    • 13th session 45 minutes
    • 14th session 45 minutes

    IMPORTANT: DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DAILY MAXIMUM TIMING FOR USAGE OF 45 MINUTES PER SESSION.

    * For extremely stained or discoloured teeth, after completing the 2 week sessions, you may wish to do an additional week of whitening at your discretion. If this is the case, the timing recommendation would be to repeat Week 2 timing.

    After an initial 2 week treatment, most people choose to do touchups at 6-12    months. We also have top up pens available to purchase for in between whitening sessions.