What helps sore teeth after whitening?

Continue using a desensitizing toothpaste – Brushing with a desensitizing toothpaste and/or applying a desensitizing gel for the first 48 hours after your whitening procedure will help you cope with any sensitivity you may experience.

How long will my teeth hurt after whitening?

Tooth sensitivity is often at its highest after a whitening treatment. To combat this, brush with a tooth sensitivity toothpaste or gel after your appointment. It is common for sensitivity to last about two days, meaning you can switch back to your regular toothpaste afterwards.

Should I stop whitening my teeth if it hurts?

If teeth start hurting in the process of the procedure, it should be stopped. Teeth whitening isn’t performed under anesthesia because it is important for the doctor to be aware there is no harm being done. If severe pain occurs, there is a chance to damage the patient’s teeth.

Why does whitening make teeth sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity is a possible side effect after teeth whitening and is most often caused by the bleaching solution used to whiten teeth. This solution can remove minerals within the enamel and cause the teeth to become temporarily porous, exposing micro tubules within the teeth.

Can I use Orajel after teeth whitening?

You can also use topical pain relievers like Orajel to help with sensitivity, but this is usually only necessary in patients who have especially sensitive teeth. Most patients will be just fine with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Will ibuprofen help with tooth sensitivity?

Within the limitations of the current study, the authors concluded that the use of an analgesic may help to reduce tooth sensitivity during in-office bleaching. In the current study, Ibuprofen (600 mg, PO single dose) reduced tooth sensitivity during but not after the treatment period.

Does ibuprofen help after teeth whitening?

Some patients experience sensitivity after bleaching. This sensitivity normally lasts 48 hours. We recommend over the counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen, Advil or Tylenol to counteract any discomfort you may be having.

Will Orajel help whitening pain?

Does teeth whitening weaken enamel?

The teeth whitening gel will not damage your tooth enamel as it is a hard tissue. The American Dental Association says that teeth whitening is safe. Maintain your results by avoiding foods and beverages that are known to stain the teeth.

Does teeth whitening hurt your enamel?

Can you damage teeth by whitening?

Bleaching products can have multiple side effects such as damaging the dental enamel, causing irritation to the gums, tooth sensitivity and more. Some of these effects are lasting; for example the damage to the dental enamel is permanent and irreversible.

How to soothe sensitive teeth after whitening?

Drink the medication again;

  • Avoid very cold or hot food for two days.
  • Do not eat acidic foods,especially for patients who have been hypersensitive since the early days;
  • Don’t forget to take care of your teeth even during painful times.
  • Use a fluoride-based toothpaste,it can relieve you from unpleasant feelings;
  • Why are my teeth sensitive after whitening?

    Sensitive teeth after whitening treatments are common with peroxide-based products. That is because your teeth are more porous afterwards, which exposes the soft dentin and nerves that are underneath your enamel. Some peroxide-based whitening products can also damage your enamel and gum tissue if used incorrectly, or at too high doses.

    What are the side effects of teeth whitening?

    Already have sensitive teeth

  • Notice changes in the sensitivity of your teeth following a hygienic cleaning
  • Experience sensitivity following brushing,flossing,or fluoride treatments
  • Is whitening your teeth bad for You?

    the type of discoloration you have

  • the cost involved in the treatment
  • the treatment method
  • your age (this pertains to children)
  • your dental history,including fillings and crowns