How to Reduce Teeth Whitening Sensitivity

Heard about Sensitivity after Whitening?

Here are my personal experiences and tips.

  1. Choose the right concentration for whitening gel
    • I always discuss about the teeth sensitivity before deciding which
      concentration is the best for the patient. It is possible to whiten sensitive teeth. We can use lower carbamide peroxide (whitening substance) at longer period of time.
  2. Make sure to follow the instruction
    • 35% is 30 minutes and 15% is 4-6 hours (You can sleep with the trays on)
    • Do not exceed the recommended time! This can cause sensitivity
  3. It is OK to take a break
    • If doing whitening everyday causes sensitivity, take a break one or two
      days. It is ok!
  4. Use high Fluoride Toothpaste
    • Fluoride helps with sensitivity. Your kit comes with one and our office also has prescribed toothpaste called Clinpro.

How Often Do I Need to to Whitening?

It is up to you!

Generally, I recommend doing the whitening everyday for the first 10-14 days to see the result.

If the teeth colors are up to where you are pleased, then do it once a week to keep up the whitening. If you want whiter, keep using it daily.

If you have an event coming up and you haven’t been doing whitening. No worries. Pull out your whitening trays and gels again and do it.

You are in control!

If you have any questions, contact Craycroft Prime Dental. We are here for you.

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