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Sensitivity Caused by Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is something that most people think about getting done at some point in their life since the everyday things that people eat and drink are going to discolor the teeth. However, with that being said, the person that does go about getting their teeth whitened, whether it be from a home kit that they buy over the counter, a kit that is given to them by a dentist, or the dentist actually performing a whitening procedure on the person themselves, most people complain that the procedure does leave their teeth a bit sensitive.  Therefore, there are a few things that people can do in order to make sure that this sensitivity is not something that is going to ruin their teeth whitening experience.

For one, they are going to want to make sure that they are using a sensitivity tooth paste that has whitening in it to maintain that white smile. But,  it will also work to form that protective layer over the teeth to help with the pain of the sensitivity that is being caused by the whitening process. The person should make sure that they are getting something that also has cavity and tartar protection in it since these are very important ingredients to have in any toothpaste.

Another help for the person is to watch what they are eating and drinking. They should  avoid anything that is extremely cold since this is something that is going to cause the person to literally feel as though their teeth have their own heartbeat due to the sensitivity.  However, the person can have the same reaction to food and drink that is hot. The teeth simply cannot take the temperature change. If you must drink hot or cold liquids, a straw can help to prevent the liquid from coming in contact with the teeth which can lessen the pain quite a bit.

The food and drink that someone drinks that have a lot of sugar in them can actually cause pain in sensitive teeth, though this is rare for some people, but it does happen. Thus, in order to know what triggers your pain the person will really have to look back at what they have eaten and drank to know what to avoid in the future.  The good news is that sensitivity from teeth whitening usually fades in a few days, and for those that are using the tips provided here,  they may notice that their teeth are not sensitive for as long as other people have the problem.

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