What if I experience sensitivity when I whiten my teeth?
Sensitivity is the most common side effect when patients whiten their teeth. This does not mean that you can’t whiten your teeth, but that you should make a few adjustments to your home whitening routine.
Follow Directions Precisely
Using too much gel or leaving your trays on for too long can make teeth sensitive. Overloading the trays will not make your teeth whiter, but will waste product and could make your teeth feel the zing of sensitivity.
Take a Break
You can take a day or two off between treatments to allow your teeth to recover. You can also take an over-the-counter pain medication to manage the discomfort in the meantime.
Talk to Us
We have a variety of products available and can adjust your whitening regimen to something that reduces sensitivity. We also offer a low-sensitivity in-office teeth whitening treatment as an alternative.
Give us a call if you experience any sensitivity or other side effects.
Use Sensitivity Gel or Ask For a Fluoride Treatment
We carry sensitivity treatments and also offer fluoride treatments, which can remineralize teeth. Sensitivity toothpastes can also help you feel more comfortable as you complete your treatment.
For more information about teeth whitening options, contact our Westwood, NJ dental office.