How to Prepare for Teeth Whitening If You Have Sensitive Teeth

While teeth bleaching is considered a simple, yet powerful, technique to erase years of enamel discoloration and staining, many patients who are interested in brightening their smile with professional teeth whitening express apprehension about the potential sensitivity that treatment can induce. At Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey, our cosmetic dentists tailor your teeth whitening experience to account for your unique dental needs, including possible sensitivity to the bleaching agents utilized. We offer the latest techniques to help you achieve your dream smile during the most comfortable treatment experience possible.

If your teeth are prone to sensitivity, there are a number of steps you can take to manage any potential discomfort for a luminous smile achieved with minimal irritation:

  • Two weeks prior to treatment, use oral hygiene products specifically designed to treat tooth sensitivity, such as Sensodyne® toothpaste or fluoride rinses.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush in small circles to minimize irritation to the gum tissue.
  • If you are using an at-home whitening kit, decrease the amount of whitening agent applied to the teeth, or reduce how often you bleach your teeth.
  • Avoid very hot or very cold food and drinks immediately after teeth whitening.

Once you see Dr. Romano, Dr. Bizzarro, or Dr. Dunn in a consultation, they can consult with you further about ways to manage your unique levels of sensitivity. For more information, or to book an appointment, please contact Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey today.