Sensitive teeth does not have to be a negative result for teeth whitening. Sensitive teeth often react with a jolt of pain or discomfort when you eat or drink something hot or cold. Whitening can make this reaction even stronger. We offer you comfortable teeth whitening treatments that can give you the smile you want without adding to your sensitivity.
Over-whitening, referring to whitening too frequently, can worsen tooth sensitivity and even lead to long-term damage. This is most common with over-the-counter whiteners. If you have sensitive teeth, let us know before your whitening treatment. You may need a fluoride treatment before or after the whitening treatment. Fluoride helps protect dental enamel and keep it stronger. You may also need to use anti-sensitivity toothpaste before and after your whitening. Anti-sensitivity toothpastes are designed especially for those with sensitive teeth and can help calm the nerve’s reaction to stimuli. Finally, we can adjust the treatment itself to reduce the risk of post-whitening sensitivity.
About 40 million Americans are believed to suffer from some degree of tooth sensitivity. If you are among them, we offer teeth whitening treatments that can keep your smile both beautiful and comfortable.
The best way to prevent tooth sensitivity is to practice good dental habits. Brush after meals or at least two times a day, and clean between your teeth daily. Visit us twice a year for a professional cleaning. Call us today to find out more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in teeth whitening in Hawthorne, who welcomes patients from South Bay, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Torrance, El Segundo and LAX.