Risks associated with teeth whitening

Teeth whitening procedures can definitely make your teeth look bright and white. These procedures can effectively enhance the aesthetics of an individual. As well as make the personality of the individual more striking and attractive. However, there are certain risks attached to teeth whitening procedures.

Risks

These include the temporary increase in the sensitivity of the teeth and the irritation of the soft tissues of the mouth, especially the gums. After the treatment, the teeth of the individual usually become more sensitive to hot and cold items. Similarly, the soft tissues of the mouth, particularly the gums become irritable. Usually due to the poorly fitting mouthpiece tray, instead of the actual chemical agent. However, both of these conditions are temporary and fade away within a couple of days after the treatment.

How to eliminate teeth sensitivity after teeth whitening treatment

  • If the mouthpiece causes irritation or sensitivity, wear the tray for a shorter period of time.
  • The teeth whitening process could stop for a couple of days to give the teeth time to adjust to the procedure.
  • Remineralization of the tooth enamel can reduce or eliminate tooth sensitivity in this situation. Experts recommend using a high fluoride-containing product so that the tooth enamel receive fluoride. As this eliminates sensitivity. 
  • Use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth.