Teeth whitening is a great option for individuals who want to brighten their smile, but is it safe for people with tooth sensitivity? How does teeth whitening for sensitive teeth work? As long as you see your dentist before starting any whitening treatment, you can safely fight discoloration, even if you have sensitive teeth. Buy Pure Smile teeth bleaching products at lower prices. SHOP NOW
Use sensitivity solutions
Using potassium nitrate in your whitening tray (if that is your method of choice) can also reduce sensitivity. Because this substance is only available through your dentist, be sure to talk to him or her about your plans to whiten so he or she can provide you with the proper and safe materials. Shop our whitening kit here
Avoid food that’s cold in temperature
Stay away from ice water, popsicles, ice cream sandwiches – you get the picture. These foods and beverages will irritate your already sensitive teeth, so it’s best to leave them in the freezer.
Brush your teeth before, not after whitening
Brushing your teeth right after you whiten them will further open pores of exposed dentin, which further breeds sensitivity. It can also damage your enamel, as some bleaching agents are highly acidic. Allow your teeth to recover afterward. Hold off on brushing for at least a couple of hours. Book your 30-minute session.
Reduce the frequency and duration of treatment
How to Maintain Your Good Results
Once you have used our whitening products, there are things you can do to prevent stains and keep your smile as bright as possible:
- Practice good dental hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing us for your routine cleanings
- Be aware of major stain culprits, such as red wine, tomato-based foods, energy drinks, tea and coffee
- Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking so that stain causers don’t sit on your teeth
- Don’t smoke