Will Teeth Whitening Hurt My Sensitive Teeth?

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Having a bright white smile can enhance your self-confidence and get you ready for special occasions and treasured family photos. But having sensitive teeth can limit which options are the safest and most effective, for not all whitening treatments are created equal. Today, we’d like to fill you in on the details of teeth whitening so you can get the smile of your dreams, even with sensitive teeth!

Your Options for Teeth Whitening

Many drug stores and online boutiques sell a variety of whitening products that promise a whiter smile if you apply certain strips, gels, or unusual concoctions to your teeth at home. The problem is that these options are not always safe and effective, especially for those who have sensitive teeth. When done without professional guidance, over-the-counter and do-it-yourself teeth whitening can actually irritate your gums and damage your enamel, significantly increasing your tooth sensitivity and discomfort. This is why we recommend receiving professional whitening treatment through Signature Smiles Dental, especially if you have a history of tooth sensitivity. With our expert team, you’ll have a whitening experience that is not only safe, but that will give you dazzling results!

Opalescence® Boost Whitening

One of the benefits of having your teeth whitened under our professional supervision is that we cater your treatment to your sensitivity needs. At Signature Smiles Dental, we utilize the Opalescence Boost Whitening system, which contains fluoride, a natural mineral that strengthens teeth. This will help to remineralize and replenish teeth that are sensitive because of enamel erosion. We’ll delicately apply a chemically-activated bleaching gel to your teeth, and you’ll notice results within just an hour of treatment. Best of all, the effects are long-lasting and won’t increase your tooth sensitivity like many over-the-counter methods.

Is This Treatment Right for You?

If your teeth are sensitive, professional teeth whitening with our Opalescence Boost Whitening system may be the solution you need to find a whiter smile without compromising comfort. If you’re still concerned your teeth may be too sensitive for a whitening treatment, contact us to schedule a consultation at Signature Smiles Dental!

At your consultation, we’ll discuss your whitening options and how to achieve your goals based on your individual needs. Schedule today!