Teeth Whitening has grown in popularity for a simple reason. Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. A brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness, and warmth. A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile. There are countless at-home whitening systems and products including toothpastes such as Colgate, gels, strips, trays, rinses and whitening products obtained from a dental professional. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best. But this cosmetic procedure is not recommended for everyone. Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums.
Sometimes after home-treatments, teeth can be overly sensitive, especially with cold foods. If this occurs you have several options to reduce the pain both short and long-term. Use a sensitivity toothpaste sensitive toothpastes are formulated with ingredients such as potassium nitrate to relive the pain associated with tooth sensitivity. You may also choose to chew gum as scientists have found that more saliva is produced when chewing gum. And the act of chewing may distract people from the pain. For in-office treatment, it's possible that you may feel a few isolated tingles during your your procedure. Based on the frequency or severity of what you notice, your dentist might decide that it's best to cut your bleaching session short.
Teeth Whitening Experience
As seen in the before and after photo below, the unbelievable difference a white smile makes.