Tips for dealing with sensitivity after teeth whitening treatments

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Teeth Whitening Kit 

Pure Smile teeth whitening kit is an effective way to illuminate the natural shade of your teeth. Brightening your smile is as easy as visiting your dentist for a whitening treatment or buying one of the many at-home treatment options available. Using a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash, whitening pens, strips or trays are all good ways to complement your normal oral hygiene habits.

 

What causes teeth whitening sensitivity?

There are many types of teeth whitening treatments available, ranging from natural remedies and store-bought whitening toothpaste, too 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. Buy our recommended instant whitening toothpaste 

 

Before treatment – 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 treatment

A tooth whitening 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. You can contact us prior to booking an appointment to find out if we have any teeth whitening specials available.  Book your 30-minute session.

 

After treatment – what helps to reduce sensitivity?

After your treatment (when sensitivity is at its highest), use a prescribed toothpaste and/or gel specifically designed to cope with sensitivity. In most cases, this sensitivity will only last around 48 hours at most – you can switch back to your regular toothpaste after this period.

 

Speak to the experts

Would you like to find out more about our teeth whitening service? This treatment is simple to administer, non-invasive and provides fantastic results – patients can on average see an improvement of three to four shades whiter by the end. Get in touch with us today or fill out our online inquiry form and one of Pure Smile team will be in touch.

 

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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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