Sensitivity to Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is one very popular dental procedure. Whether you go to a grocery store or a salon, you’ll likely see the beautiful results of teeth whitening in smiles on the faces of people that you encounter.  Part of the teeth whitening package may be tooth sensitivity during the process. We want you to know that this is part of the normal process and does subside when the bleaching process stops.

If you are concerned about tooth sensitivity while bleaching, you can ask your dentist to provide you with a fluoride gel that can be placed in your at- home trays to seal your tooth surface while bleaching.  You may also request anti pain medication in the most severe cases of sensitivity.  Since sensitivity may occur from cold air or liquids, you can stay away from this issue with refrain.  Your new tooth color will become fully evident in up to 4 weeks with an at home approach and immediately up to eight shades lighter with an in office approach. So, don’t lose hope. The beautiful results are worthwhile.

Teeth whitening offers wonderful results for a more youthful rejuvenated appearance. So, jump on the bandwagon and take advantage of the benefits of teeth whitening today!

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, contact Dr. Mark Sweeney, an Austin Texas cosmetic dentist, for a consultation at 512-380-1300.