2 Beginner Tips To Avoid Ingesting Teeth Whitening Gel

Posted on: 27 April 2017


As a beginner whitening kit user, it may be tempting to jump into using an at-home whitening kit without taking any additional precautions. However, this can result in an upset stomach and even vomiting. An upset stomach may follow a whitening procedure if you accidentally ingest some of the whitening gel. While this does not happen every time you whiten your teeth it is still a possibility. Therefore, it is important to take steps in order to avoid this possible discomfort. Luckily, there are a few tips that you can use to make sure this does not happen.

Do Not Apply Too Much Gel

As a beginner user, you may think that using as much whitening gel as possible will result in better results. However, too much gel may end up damaging your teeth. In addition, applying too much gel is often how excess gel makes it into your mouth and is swallowed. You should only apply enough gel so that it remains on your teeth. The more often that you use a whitening kit the easier it will be for you to determine an estimate. Until this happens, squish the tray between your fingers. If the gel passes the sides of the tray, then that is too much gel. Use this technique until you get a satisfactory amount of gel.

Use a Suction Tool to Avoid Swallowing

When you have excess saliva that builds up in your mouth it is instinct to swallow in order to get rid of this buildup. However, this is not the best thing to do if you have whitening trays in your mouth. Instead, consider using a suction tool to help get rid of any excess saliva. If there is any gel in your mouth during this time, then the suction tool will remove this as well. You can ask your dentist about purchasing a suction tool or you can pick one up from a dental supply store. The tool works best if you hold it towards the rear of your mouth and use it periodically during your whitening process.

Using teeth whitening kits for the first time requires you to overcome a learning curve. Some mistakes can be painful to endure and will result in a large amount of time spent in discomfort. Therefore, use these tips to make sure you do not make the mistake of ingesting whitening gel. 

For more information, contact a company like Niantic Dental Associates P C.