As dental technology keeps improving there are many teeth whitening options on the market. They are becoming increasingly popular because people want to be able to smile with confidence. Hence the boom in sales of over the counter products that claim to whiten your teeth. There are mixed reviews on how well some of these products work. If you prefer visiting your dentist and getting whitening products from a professional, one of the options available are custom teeth whitening trays.

The trays are custom fitted, which means there is little chance of the tooth whitening gel leaking out and irritating your gums. The trays are made by taking an impression of your teeth and using the molds to make the trays.

Once made, your dentist will show you how to place the bleaching solution into the trays and you will wear them up to four hours a day for a couple of weeks. The treatment works fast, is painless and won’t interfere with pre-existing dental work.

It only needs an occasional post treatment to keep teeth looking nice and white. There are some possible side effects such as minor tooth sensitivity to cold drinks and ice. This normally goes away once you are done with your treatment. Once the treatment is completed, continue to follow your normal dental routine, brush, floss and see your dentist twice a year.