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Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening has become a popular cosmetic dental procedure, offering a brighter smile and a boost in confidence. However, many people experience tooth sensitivity after undergoing teeth whitening treatments at home or in their dentist office. Understanding why this happens and how to manage it can help you make informed decisions about your dental care.

Why Does Sensitivity Occur?

Tooth sensitivity after whitening treatments is a common side effect. The primary reason is that whitening agents, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, penetrate the enamel and reach the dentin layer, which contains tiny tubules leading to the tooth's nerve center. When these tubules are exposed, they can cause temporary sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet stimuli.

Managing Sensitivity

If you experience sensitivity after teeth whitening at home or your dentist office, there are several steps you can take to alleviate the discomfort:

✔     Use Desensitizing Toothpaste: Specially formulated toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help block the tubules and reduce sensitivity.

✔     Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Try to avoid consuming very hot or cold foods and beverages immediately after the treatment.

✔   Over-the-Counter Pain Relief: Taking over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any discomfort.

✔     Soft-Bristled Toothbrush: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid further irritation to your teeth and gums.

Why 5280 Teeth Whitening is Different and Highly Recommended by Dentists

At 5280 Teeth Whitening, sensitivity during or after treatment is NOT an issue. This is because we use an exclusive line of all natural products and agents specifically designed to avoid the discomfort commonly associated with teeth whitening. The whitening gel hydrates with aloe vera as it whitens so there is no sensitivity or pain during or after the treatment. The instaSEAL Finishing Treatment after the whitening treatment was designed for sensitive teeth to further ensure no sensitivity and highly recommended for everyone with sensitive teeth.  Our best practices ensure that you can achieve a brighter smile without the pain.

We are committed to providing the highest quality care with a focus on your comfort. And this July, we're offering a special $20 off on all teeth whitening treatments. Take advantage of this offer to enhance your smile without worrying about sensitivity. Visit our website at 5280 Teeth Whitening to book your appointment today.

Achieve a radiant smile comfortably and confidently with 5280 Teeth Whitening.

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