FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
The whitening gels just need to be stored between 5 – 25 degrees Celsius so a fridge will be OK.
Ideally you would recommend avoiding strong coloured food and drink during the whitening treatment period however this isn’t always practical to do. As a minimum, we would recommend them avoiding having strongly coloured food / drink before and after the whitening treatment – try to wait at least an hour after whitening or longer if possible.
This is because floss helps remove any food, plaque, debris etc, mouthwash helps wash them away, neutralise the pH and any acidity in your mouth and the toothpaste has the strongest concentrations of ingredients so this should be used last. After you’ve finished brushing, you should spit the toothpaste out but not rinse it away – effectively you want to leave the toothpaste on teeth for it to work its magic rather than washing it all off with water.
As a general rule, most patients tend to do a full course of whitening; 1 to 2 weeks, every 6 to 12 months depending on level of dietary stains, coffee, smoking, etc. Other patients whiten their teeth for 1 to 2 days per month just to maintain things as they go.