By Bergmann & Hohm Dental Group
November 25, 2014
Tags: Teeth Whitening  
Don’t let teeth sensitivity put a damper on your teeth whitening.
 
When it comes to the health of your smile, an educated patient is the best patient! That means, if you’re ready to get a whiter smile there are some things you need to know before getting your teeth whitened in Oconomowoc.
 

Before we get started…

First and foremost, it’s important that you’ve had a recent dental cleaning beforehand because whitening systems are not very effective if plaque and tartar are present. Therefore, in order to get the best whitening results, make sure you’ve had a routine cleaning first.
 
If you have sensitive teeth prior to treatment, then let’s talk about it. If you’re concerned that your teeth might be too sensitive for whitening, we will do a simple, painless test to determine if a teeth whitening treatment is right for you.
 
Also, follow some of these helpful suggestions beforehand to help stave away sensitivity during your whitening procedure:
  • If you don’t already, brush with desensitizing toothpaste for about two weeks prior to your appointment. Companies like Sensodyne and Colgate make toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
  • Don’t eat or drink anything acidic, which can soften and eat away at your tooth’s enamel.
  • If your teeth are particularly sensitive, consider using a desensitizing gel for a couple nights before your in-office whitening. Just wearing these prefilled desensitizing trays for a half an hour each night could make all the difference.
 

The Whitening Treatment

Of course, teeth sensitivity during whitening treatment is a concern for any patient. Perhaps you’ve experienced tooth sensitivity with at-home products. This can happen to a lot of people, which is why professional consultation is important. One of the major advantages of a dental professional providing instructions for how to whiten is that we can make sure there isn’t an underlying issue causing tooth sensitivity. 
 
One of the major advantages of professional in-office teeth whitening versus over-the-counter products is that we can adjust the intensity setting of our whitening system so you don’t experience tooth sensitivity during your treatment. This specialized care is something that you just can’t get with whitening treatments at home!
 
If you’ve wanted to transform your dull smile, let teeth whitening in Oconomowoc help you get your whites whiter. Give us a call today to find out if whitening treatment is right for you.

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N50W34770 Wisconsin Ave.
Okauchee, WI 53069
(262) 567-0770

 

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