It does not matter if you have your teeth whitening procedure done professionally in a dentist office or do it at home, you may find you have sensitivity to cold and hot items. This pain will normally only last a few days after the procedure, but not everyone will have pain. It is not possible to completely avoid any pain after the teeth whitening procedure, but there are steps to take.
If you decide to do the teeth whitening procedure at home you are going to know within a couple of days if you are going to have any pain. If you find that you do, you should cut back on the frequency of how often you use the kit. If you were doing the procedure every day, you could do alternate days, or every couple of days. You will just have to see what works for you in reducing any pain you may have after the teeth whitening procedure. It may take longer to see the results of a brighter white smile, but the result will be the same in the end with less pain.
Another way is to watch what foods you eat when you are doing the teeth whitening procedure. You should make sure that you are avoiding all very cold or very hot foods. Yes, a cup of hot coffee tastes good, but it will still taste the same if it is a little cooler, and you will not have the sensitivity paid on your teeth. After you have the teeth whitening treatment, you should rinse your lukewarm water. Sometimes people will find that brushing with toothpaste specifically for tooth sensitivity after a procedure will help prevent teeth whitening pain.
You could also take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or aspirin to help with the pain. If you have had the procedure done before, whether using a home teeth whitening kit, or at the dentist office, and experience pain, let your dentist know if you go to him for a professional teeth whitening procedure. This is so they can adjust the concentration of the peroxide that they use. If you are going to do another treatment at home, look for a teeth whitening product with a low percentage of peroxide.
Although you may be one of the lucky ones that do not experience any pain, if you do, use any of these steps to help lessen the pain of sensitive teeth and sore gums. In the end, the pain will go away after a few days and you will have that beautiful white smile.