Teeth whitening will restore the natural color of your teeth, allowing you to smile with confidence. But this dental procedure can also cause sensitivity in some people.
This sensitivity can happen regardless of the treatment style and whether it's at the dentist’s office, at home, or if you used special whitening devices.
The sensitivity experienced after teeth whitening treatments is translated into discomfort that can be felt even a few days after the treatment.
The good news is that there are things you can do to prevent and ease the sensitivity after a teeth whitening treatment. Moreover, these solutions do not require major effort and you can do them easily so that you can actually enjoy your beautiful, white smile.
Sensitivity after whitening treatment depends on many factors such as:
There are several things you can do to avoid or reduce intense sensitivity and enjoy your beautiful teeth without too many side effects.
If you have a natural inclination to teeth sensitivity, try to reduce the frequency to which you do these treatments so that it doesn’t affect you furthermore. You can even skip the treatment for a while longer.
Some whitening agents can be too strong for some people, which causes more sensitivity and discomfort. Try using softer treatments as well as using whitening toothpaste at home to keep your teeth whiter.
Certain foods and beverages, such as coffee, wine, or berries can stain your teeth, so you need to be careful with them. If you do drink or eat one of them at some point, brush and rinse your teeth afterward. Most importantly, try to avoid them during the treatment. Some foods are also acidic, which can further intensify the sensitivity of your teeth.
It can be helpful to use a straw if you drink coffee or iced tea. It reduces the contact with your teeth and reduces the discomfort of drinking hot and cold beverages.
Some toothpaste can help with sensitivity. Try those while you experience it to reduce the symptoms.
At Precision Dental, our focus is to provide our patients with the highest level of dental health they can get. We know that different patients have different needs, so our goal is to help you take your oral health to an optimal level and enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile.
Get in touch with us and we can get to know each other. You will notice the difference after visiting our Bowling Green practice.