Pack number one - how it works
For Dentists Information only
- Read our terms and conditions
- What you will get in pack one:
One standard impression tray (if you ordered a small or a large tray, this should be attached additionally to the outside of the box)
Two tubs holding the impression material
One CD-rom containing the instructions
One set of printed instructions (you are now reading them).
One pre-paid return envelope
- Insert the CD-rom into your computer and watch the whole thing through at least once. It is important to familiarise yourself with the process before you start to take an impression.†
- Wear surgical gloves
- Gather together on a clean, dry, well lit surface:
The impression tray
The two tubs
A table knife
A clock or watch
A couple of paper towels
- Make sure you have ten minutesí uninterrupted time to make your impression.
- Remove the two tubs from the pack.
- Peel off the security strip from the top of each tub and take off the lids. One tub contains toothpaste-coloured impression material, the other contains butterscotch-coloured impression material.
- The impression material is wrapped in a special paper. To remove it from the tub, pinch the paper at the top and lift out the whole packet.
- Unwrap the two pieces of impression material and knead them together between your hands for about 15 seconds until the material is fairly well mixed. A marbled appearance is normal; it doesnít need to be uniform in colour. Itís important to understand that the material is now starting to harden. You have about three minutes before itís set.
- Roll the material into a 20cm tube.
- Cut this in half into two 10cm lengths.
- Bend one piece round the top half of the tray and press it flush.
- Do the same thing with the bottom half of the tray.
- Pack up the front of the tray more than the rear, especially if your front teeth are large.
- Trim off any overhanging impression material.
- Hold the tray by the tab, sticker-up, and put it into the patients mouth. This is easiest if you insert it at an angle, rotating it as it goes in. Make sure that itís the right way up: you should be able to see the sticker.
- Ask the patient to close their lips so that all you can see is the tab. Now ask them to bite down gently but firmly and begin to time the impression. It will take between three and four minutes for the material to harden, depending on how quick youíve been so far. In any case, leave the tray in for four minutes.
- It is important not to fiddle with the tray or the patient to move their teeth while the impression material sets. They will have to breathe through your nose during this time.
- When the time has elapsed grasp the tab and release hold . If things are working properly the material should resist slightly, but once the suction is broken, the tray should come out easily. You can remove the tray quickly at any time by pressing down on the tab. This will break the seal.
- Rinse the tray under cold water and dab it dry with a paper towel.
- Put the tray into the prepaid return envelope with your completed return slip and post it back to our laboratory.
Pack number two - How it works
Kit 2 can either be sent to the patient directly on the dentists instruction or supplied by yourself on a second appointment.†
- Read our small print
- What you will get in pack two:
One shade guide
Four syringes of whitening gel (strong or sensitive)
One tray box containing two customised whitening trays (upper and lower)
Four applicator tips
One set of refer-a-friend postcards
- Insert the CD-rom supplied with pack one into your computer, and watch the instructions for part two at least once. The best way to understand this part of the process is to follow along with the instructions on the CD-rom, but following the printed instructions will also work.
- Wash your hands
- Gather together on a clean, dry, well lit surface:
The box containing the whitening trays
The whitening gel syringe and applicator tips
A clock or watch
A few tissues
- If you wear a dental plate, remove it now.
- Rinse your mouth
- Take the trays from their box and put them over your teeth to check the fit. Make sure you donít confuse the upper and lower trays. Although they should be snug, some people find that their back teeth do not fit well in the tray. This is fairly common and does not mean there is anything wrong with the tray.
- If this happens to you, simply cut off the back molar on each side of the tray with a pair of sharp scissors. This is exactly what dentists do in this situation, because the back teeth are not normally visible. You should be able to trim away two molars on each side without affecting the appearance of your smile.
- Place the upper tray on the table ready for the gel. Put a small continuous line of gel into the bottom of the tray towards the front (thereís no need to whiten the back of your teeth). Miss the first tooth space and finish one tooth short, this will allow the gel to spread. Donít put in too much gel or it will just be squeezed out when you insert the tray. We recommend whitening your upper teeth first because doing one set at a time will be more comfortable and you will be able to compare your whitened top teeth with your bottom set, and see the difference.
- Run a tissue over your teeth to dry them, then place the tray over your teeth. If any gel overflows, wipe it away with a tissue.
- If you are using Whiter Than Whiteís strong gel you should keep the tray in for 40 minutes. If you are using Whiter Than Whiteís sensitive gel you should keep the tray in for one hour.
- When the time has elapsed, remove the tray and rinse it under cold Ė not hot Ė water, dab it dry, and replace it in the box.
- Rinse your mouth.
- Gum irritation can sometimes occur, especially if your gums are already swollen or sensitive. If you have fair skin and hair you are more likely to experience sensitivity to whitening gel,. The following products help reduce sensitivity.
- Remineralising gel
Our minty gel helps re-hydrate your teeth after bleaching, reducing the time your gums remain sensitive. 5cc syringe £4.
- Vitamin E capsules
Vitamin E is an immediate soother. 20 capsules of 400 iu strength £2.50.
- While using our tooth whitening products, and for at least an hour after each treatment, you must not smoke, or drink red wine, tea, coffee, or consume any other food or drink containing food colouring. You should avoid all these and any other dark food or drink during the entire whitening process. And after for 48 hours afterwards.
- You should see a difference in your teeth quite quickly with our strong gel, more gradually with our sensitive gel. Using our shade guide, you can judge for yourself when you have reached a level of whiteness that you are happy with. If your teeth are heavily stained, and you need to order more gel, you can easily do so here.
- When you have finished, keep your kit. If you decide to freshen up your smile in future, you can do so quite quickly using your customised trays, so keep them safe.
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