Tooth sensitivity. From talking with many customers, friends and family it seems to be the biggest concern on everyone's mind when considering teeth whitening. Some people experience it more than others. For example, if you already have sensitive teeth, grind your teeth or have worn down enamel. I’ve been lucky enough to not experience any sensitivity even after all of my whitening sessions. But, for those who have or are worried about it here is what to do if you start to feel your teeth getting sensitive throughout the whitening process.
Firstly, lets quickly start with why tooth sensitivity occurs during whitening. Tooth sensitivity when whitening is unfortunately pretty common. This is because the teeth become dehydrated straight after whitening. The pores will also be more open making the dentin and nerves in your teeth more exposed to things such as hot and cold temperatures. The thing to remember with sensitivity is it’s not permanent and symptoms should significantly reduce after a few hours and further reduced entirely after 36 hours.
Whilst it’s not permanent, it’s still not particularly a pleasant experience. Luckily there are several things you can do before, during and after the whitening process to ease symptoms of tooth sensitivity. We’ve made a list of precautions you can take both before and after the whitening process.
So, I hope these few tips will help minimise the sensitivity you experience when you are whitening. Remember it’s temporary and there are things you can do to ease the symptoms and manage the severity.
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