Over a decade of research has proven bleaching and other whitening methods to be both safe and effective. Several products on the market today have shown no adverse effects on teeth or gums in substantial clinical and laboratory testing. Be sure to look for clinically proven products, follow directions and consult with your dentist.
If you do experience sensitivity, there are several ways you can help eliminate it:
If you’re using a tray applicator, wear the tray for a shorter period, or try brushing with a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth that contains potassium nitrate to help soothe tooth nerve ending.
There are a few cases where your dentist may discourage dental bleaching, such as if you have gum disease, teeth with worn enamel, cavities or particularly sensitive teeth, if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have tooth-coloured crowns, caps or other dental work in your front teeth (which can’t be bleached).
As always, ask your dentist and keep smiling! 😃❤