Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth: Understanding Your Options

Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth: Understanding Your Options

Are you dreaming of a dazzling smile, but you’re concerned about your sensitive teeth? Stop worrying! Thanks to advancements in teeth whitening, you can get a brighter smile without aggravating tooth sensitivity. 

By consulting with your dentist and exploring different options, you get whiter teeth. At Dental Studios in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, our team offers safe and effective whitening options tailored for people with sensitive teeth.

Understanding tooth sensitivity

Before we recommend any teeth whitening procedure, your Dental Studios provider conducts a comprehensive exam to determine which treatment is right for you. If you struggle with tooth sensitivity, we identify the underlying cause of the issue. 

Most of the time, tooth sensitivity stems from problems at your gum line, such as gum disease. Other potential causes of sensitivity include tooth decay, infection, cracks, chips, or damaged tooth enamel. 

Once we understand the source of your sensitivity, our team determines the right treatment so you can proceed with safe teeth whitening and enjoy a brighter, more radiant smile.

Options for whitening sensitive teeth

Getting a beautiful smile shouldn’t be painful, especially if you already have sensitive teeth. That’s why the Dental Studios team offers a variety of solutions. Here’s a look at the different options for brightening sensitive teeth.

1. In-office laser whitening

Our state-of-the-art laser whitening treatment system delivers exceptional results in just one visit — usually in about an hour. A single treatment can brighten your teeth by up to eight shades, giving you the smile you've always desired.

During the procedure, we carefully protect your lips and gums. Then we fill dental trays with a gel form of hydrogen peroxide and apply them to your upper and lower teeth. The laser light activates the hydrogen peroxide, effectively whitening your teeth without causing discomfort.

2. Custom dental veneers

If you struggle with dental sensitivity, dental veneers are a good option for achieving a whiter smile. We bond these porcelain shells to the front surfaces of your teeth, providing instant and lasting results with no harsh chemicals or bleaches. Plus, we can customize your veneers in any shade.

Custom dental veneers are an effective treatment for tough dental stains that may be unresponsive to other whitening methods. They enhance the appearance of your teeth, and they can address other smile imperfections like chips, gaps, or uneven tooth size. 

3. At-home whitening

For individuals who prefer whitening their teeth in the comfort of their own homes, Dental Studios offers at-home whitening systems featuring Opalescence Go™. These systems provide proven results, although the process may take several weeks compared to a quick in-office treatment. 

With custom-fit or prefabricated trays, these at-home systems ensure safe and effective teeth bleaching. However, it's important to note that at-home whitening may increase tooth sensitivity. 

To minimize discomfort for patients with sensitive teeth, our Dental Studios providers may suggest modifications, such as reducing the duration of tray usage or combining at-home whitening with toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth.

Personalized help whitening sensitive teeth

With the guidance and expertise of our Dental Studios team, you can achieve a brighter and whiter smile, even if you have sensitive teeth. During your initial exam, we discuss your tooth sensitivities and recommend the most suitable teeth whitening method for your specific needs. 

Additionally, our team can provide additional recommendations to minimize tooth sensitivity throughout the whitening process, such as:

Our team may also recommend limiting the consumption of hot and cold foods or beverages during treatment. 

Call the Dental Studios office near you to learn more about teeth whitening options for sensitive teeth. You can also easily schedule a consultation online.

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