How to maintain your whitening trays
We would recommend the following cleaning appliances for maintaining your whitening trays.
- Retainer Brite-(tablet) Cleans and brightens removable dental appliances- such as whitening trays, wire and clear orthodontic retainers and sports guards. It helps to remove plaque & tartar and kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria.
- DentaPod UV- Is a removable dental appliance sanitizer and storage case. The pod uses antimicrobial ultraviolet light to destroy over 99.9% of harmful bacteria. It holds most removable dental appliances such as, whitening trays, mouth guards, retainers and partial dentures, without the use of disinfectant or chemicals. No cleaning tablets or powders necessary.
- Sonic Cleaning- The sonic cleaner works using ultra sonic waves which gently enhance the cleaning of whitening trays, all orthodontic appliances, removable bridges, dentures and mouth guards.
Everyone’s teeth have a protective layer called the protein pellicle. This layer contains the surface dental stains and is removed during Whitening treatments. It takes twenty-four hours for the barrier to fully develop again. During this period we ask you to avoid the items listed below.
You may experience some tooth sensitivity during this period. If you do, take what you would normally use for a headache.
A list of recommended foods you may consume:
- Drink: milk, water, clear soda, white wine, hot water with lemon.
- Fruit: bananas, apples, pears, green grapes, honey melon
- Bread: bread, flour tortillas, rolls, crackers
- Oats: oatmeal, cream of wheat, cereals
- Dairy: plain Yogurt, white cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese
- Grains: rice, potato
- Pasta: plain pasta and white sauce
- Meat: turkey, chicken, pork chops, fish, rashers, sausages
- Salads: Chicken Ceaser, Tuna, hummus
- Soup: Leak and potato, cream of chicken
- White chocolate
- Vegetables: Cauliflower, peas, sweetcorn, celery, onion
A list of items we recommend you avoid:
- Red Wine, cocktails
- Dark Colas, coloured smoothies/shakes, dark protein shakes
- Coffee, Tea or Herbal Tea
- Curry, bright coloured berries and fruit (oranges, strawberries)
- Mustard, Ketchup, tomatoes, beetroot
- Red peppers, carrots
- Soy sauce, Red sauces (lasagne, pizza)
- Or anything that could stain a white shirt
Please remember to book your next appointment with our Dental Hygienists to remove general staining and to prevent dental cavities and gum disease. To keep your teeth sparkling white you should visit our Hygienists every 3- 6 months.