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Teeth whitening: Sensitivity

Preventing and treating transient teeth sensitivity from whitening

Written by south Florida cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeffrey Lissauer, serving Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Palm Beach

Tooth sensitivity is the most common side effect of whitening. The sensitivity is temporary and typically is gone a day after the whitening treatment is completed. Some patients may experience sensitivity for a few days after. However, there are numerous techniques you can use to reduce sensitivity:

BEFORE you whiten your teeth:

  • Use a desensitizing toothpaste (like Sensodyne®) for the two weeks leading up to whitening and while you whiten
  • Your hygienist can apply a professional desensitizer (like Gluma®) at your teeth cleaning prior to whitening

AFTER you whiten your teeth:

  • Continue to use a desensitizing toothpaste (like Sensodyne®) after whitening
  • Your dentist can give you desensitizing solution to put in trays that are custom fit to snugly cover your teeth
  • Your dentist can apply a high-strength liquid desensitizer to your teeth in the dental office

About the teeth whitening experience at Lissauer Dental

Our office has been in the Boynton Beach and Delray Beach area for twenty-five years. Over this time, teeth whitening has become an extremely common procedure in our practice and, quite honestly, with great success. With the technology available today, teeth whitening has become very predictable and obviously much quicker with options like Zoom®. If you are interested in brightening your smile, we are more than happy to meet with you for a complimentary whitening consultation. We offer Zoom, which is completed in our office in about an hour while you watch your favorite shows on our ceiling mounted TVs. With Zoom, we also provide complimentary custom trays that you can use at home for future touch-ups. In addition, we provide you with a complimentary tube of teeth whitening gel for those touch-ups. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consult, please feel free to contact us:

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