Often people with sensitive teeth would shy away from drinking ice water, eating their favourite ice cream. They may desire for whiter teeth but the link that teeth whitening causing more sensitivity on the teeth is enough for them to bury the desire.
If is true that if you have sensitive teeth, it is not possible to whiten them?
The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to whiten your teeth without causing discomfort.
Here are a few tips:
Choose a gentle teeth whitening product. There are a number of teeth whitening products on the market that are specifically designed for people with sensitive teeth. These products typically contain lower concentrations of whitening agents and are less likely to irritate your gums.
Start with a shorter whitening treatment. If you are new to teeth whitening, start with a shorter treatment time. You can gradually increase the treatment time as your teeth become more tolerant of the whitening agents.
Use a desensitizing toothpaste. A desensitizing toothpaste can help to reduce tooth sensitivity. These toothpastes work by blocking the tubules in your teeth that lead to the nerves.
Using Tooth Mousse. Tooth Mousse contains Recaldent (CPP-ACP), a milk protein that has been shown to remineralize teeth and reduce sensitivity.
Here are some additional tips for whitening sensitive teeth:
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. A soft-bristled toothbrush will help to prevent gum irritation.
Avoid acidic foods and drinks. Acidic foods and drinks can erode your tooth enamel and make your teeth more sensitive.
Regular dental cleaning prevent the building up of stain and the deeper penetration of stain that will be harder to remove.
By following these tips, you can whiten your teeth without causing discomfort.
At Gentle Smile Dental Studio, we would recommend home whitening or express in office whitening to minimise the sensitivity on teeth during teeth whitening. Do ask your dentist about what can be done to reduce sensitive teeth during teeth whitening to experience a more pleasant whitening journey.