Teeth Whitening Sensitivity

Teeth Whitening Sensitivity – Facts You Should Know

teeth whitening sensitivity

teeth whitening sensitivity

Sensitivity is probably the most common teeth-related problem that a lot of people have to face.

The problem becomes worse when the teeth come in contact with something very cold or very hot, sweet or sour, and sometimes a slight pain can be felt when breathing cold air.

Pain or stinging sensations and how long they last vary from individual to individual but they are always unpleasant and cause a lot of discomfort.

There are several reasons for tooth sensitivity and they range from simply brushing your teeth too hard and tooth grinding to more serious gum recession or periodontitis – a gum disease. Sensitivity can also be caused when fillings get cracked or when plaque is formed round the teeth.

The enamel of our teeth is composed of crystalline calcium phosphate and several other minerals, and it includes thousands of microscopic channels that can only be seen with the use of a microscope. These channels go through the dentin and reach the pulp of the tooth. When dentin becomes exposed for any of the above mentioned reasons, all kinds of stimuli penetrate it and reach the nerve of the tooth causing sensitivity.

If you are one of those people who feel really uncomfortable because of sensitivity, you had better visit your dentist for a check up. However, if your teeth are healthy but the problem persists, brushing your teeth with special anti-sensitivity toothpaste could be of great help.

Similarly, if you want to use a teeth-whitening kit to whiten your teeth at home, you should choose a product with low concentration of bleaching agent in its whitening gel. Most whitening kit manufacturers offer special kits for sensitive teeth. These are really safe and you can whiten your teeth without experiencing pain or discomfort.

Even people who do not have sensitive teeth experience some kind of discomfort during a whitening treatment. However, this is only a temporary sensation and it wears off after a couple of days. In such a case, leave your teeth some time to get back to normal before going on with your next treatment. Although most kits say that treatment can be done every day, you can have yours after two or three days to avoid discomfort. It will take you a few more days until you reach your desired result, but you will feel comfortable.

A great idea could be the use of a remineralising gel which is offered with Dr Georges Dental White whitening kit.

This can be applied on the teeth after every treatment and it can greatly improve teeth sensitivity. You just fill the mouth trays with the remineralising gel and leave it on your teeth for about 10 minutes. This special gel crystallises the enamel of your teeth by forming Hydroxyapatite, makes it harder and closes the microscopic channels on it. When the channels (tubules) are closed, stimuli do not reach dentin or the nerve of the teeth.

Remineralisation of your teeth is an important process after every whitening treatment as it will make your teeth stronger and less sensitive to subsequent treatments.

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