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Will Teeth Whitening Cause Tooth Sensitivity?

Few things dazzle others more than a beautiful, white smile. In fact, a bright smile is one of the most coveted assets there is. White smiles convey vitality, friendliness, and cleanliness to others. Unfortunately, our smiles lose their luster with age and exposure to other stain-causing agents such as berries, wine, coffee, and tobacco. Our cosmetic dentist can lift years, if not decades, of stains from your teeth with professional teeth whitening. With powerful take-home teeth whitening kits, our patients whiten their smiles at their leisure in the comfort of their homes.

Teeth Whitening and the Incidence of Developing Tooth Sensitivity

When done properly and when using dentist-approved whitening products, it is unlikely that patients develop permanent tooth sensitivity. However, using harsh abrasives found in drug and grocery stores, whitening too frequently, and laser-accelerated whitening can lead to some tooth sensitivity—especially shortly after treatment.

With powerful take-home teeth whitening kits, our patients whiten their smiles at their leisure in the comfort of their homes.

Unlike professional teeth whitening kits, store-bought strips and toothpaste cannot lift permanent stains that form below the enamel surface of teeth. Instead, these products contain harsh abrasives to scrub away surface stains. Unfortunately, abrasives used in these products damage tooth enamel, create tooth sensitivity, and heighten a patient’s risk for developing tooth decay.

Professionally Whiten Teeth in the Comfort of Your Home

Our cosmetic dentist offers professional take-home whitening kits. With a prescription-strength bleaching solution and customized trays, patients can whiten their smiles in just two weeks for a few minutes each day. Some of our patients choose to whiten their smiles while running errands, cleaning house, or commuting to work. This convenient whitening system can brighten teeth roughly eight to ten shades.

In addition to teeth whitening, our practice offers a number of cosmetic dental procedures and services that conceal smile flaws such as chips and cracks, too. To learn more about improving the appearance of your smile, we welcome you to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation at our office. Our dentist will help you determine the most effective procedure(s) for your needs and answer any questions you may have.

Call our team at Richardson Dentistry today to book an appointment.

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