Tips for dealing with sensitivity after teeth whitening kits

Teeth Whitening Kit 

Teeth whitening kit products aim to remove surface stains on the tooth and penetrate the enamel, to break down the discolored molecules within. Everyone seeks to find out ways to make their teeth whiter and brighter. Dentin hypersensitivity is common among teeth whitening patients. The condition causes heightened sensitivity in response to stimuli such as hot and cold drinks, certain sweet foods, and contact with the teeth (especially during teeth brushing). Mild discomfort from this temporary increased sensitivity is expected to last for no longer than around 48 hours.

What causes teeth whitening sensitivity?

There are many types of teeth whitening treatments available, ranging from natural remedies and store-bought whitening toothpastes, to much more professional treatments that should only be carried out by dentists. In the case of these highly effective teeth whitening techniques available from the dentist, the sensitivity reported by some patients in the 1-2 days following treatment is likely linked to the gentle dental-grade bleaching agent responsible for the long-lasting whitening results. This whitening agent penetrates the enamel, exposing some nerve endings close to the surface. Our kit will help you bring back your bright smile shop our whitening kit here


How to prevent teeth whitening sensitivity

Patients who are about to undergo a professional teeth whitening treatment are advised to build up a resistance to sensitivity by changing to a sensitive toothpaste or gel at least one week before the start of the treatment. Although switching to a sensitive toothpaste may not entirely prevent the sensation of temporary heightened sensitivity in the teeth following teeth whitening treatment, patients will nevertheless benefit from a reduced sensitivity.


During teeth whitening treatment

A tooth bleaching home kit is the safest way to reduce sensitivity. This is because the dosage and treatment time can be adjusted by the patient in response to the onset of heightened sensitivity, minimizing any discomfort while achieving the best result possible. Book your 30-minute session.


What helps to reduce teeth whitening sensitivity?

When brushing your teeth, be gentle. Use a soft-bristled brush and lukewarm water instead of cold to take some of the stings out of your sensitive teeth. We would also advise that you leave the toothpaste in your mouth for a few minutes after you’ve finished brushing and before rinsing to give it some extra time to work.


What can I use for pain relief after receiving teeth whitening treatment?

Patients suffering from hypersensitivity (or patients who feel that the discomfort is extending beyond the expected 48 hours after treatment) are advised to enquire about pain relief medication. On a case by case basis, dentists may choose to prescribe a course of pain relief, which could include painkillers that contain anti-inflammatories (e.g. Ibuprofen).


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How to Maintain Your Good Results

Once you have used our teeth 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

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