Learn how to easily apply opalescence tooth whitening with these easy to follow directions, straight from Dr. Baird and the team at Baird Orthodontics!
For Opalescence in a syringe:
Express one continuous bead of gel approximately halfway up the facial side of the tray from molar to molar. This should use about 1/2 to 1/3 of a syringe per tray.
Insert the tray in your mouth and lightly tap it to adapt the sides to your teeth. Wear time depends on which concentration of Opalescence you use.
Opalescence PF 10%: 8–10 hours or overnight
Opalescence PF 15%: 4–6 hours
Opalescence PF 20%: 2–4 hours
Opalescence PF 35%: 30 minutes
If you experience any significant sensitivity, stop your treatment and talk to your dentist.
Remove tray and use a finger or soft toothbrush to clean any excess gel off your teeth. Rinse your mouth twice being sure not to swallow rinsed gel.
Clean tray with soft brush and cool tap water. Store tray in a case.