Will my teeth be sensitive when I bleach my teeth?
Wanting whiter teeth is common, but patients may feel a sting from some over-the-counter products they have tried in the past. Over-the-counter products for teeth bleaching often contain abrasives that make teeth more sensitive. This is common especially for patients who suffer from gum recession.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
The benefit of having your teeth whitened by a dentist is that they can customize your treatment based on your level of sensitivity and your needs. Many different products exist and we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options.
Teeth Whitening Process
Typically, teeth whitening gel consists of a peroxide compound – either carbamide or hydrogen peroxide options. Both have benefits and Dr. Kromrey will discuss which one will work best for you.
If you still experience sensitivity, we offer additional treatments to allow you to whiten your teeth comfortably. Fluoride treatments can benefit patients who have recession by encouraging re-mineralization of enamel. We also offer desensitizing gels to help you complete treatment without the painful zings that are common with teeth bleaching.
Contact Our Office
Even if you have tried it in the past, we welcome you to call and schedule a teeth bleaching consultation at our Lake Worth, FL dental office. Dr. Kromrey will find a way to help you enjoy a whiter smile.