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Managing Sensitivity after Teeth Whitening

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If you are one of those few lucky few whose smile has a winning feature of their personality, then take care of your teeth. Consider it an investment and ensure you get your teeth and your smile checked regularly. Teeth whitening treatment get your pearly white smile back, and is effective for a temporary time. They may have side effects of sensitive tooth.

Teeth whitening treatment is simple and an easy dental procedure. It is one of the common ways to boost your self confidence and goes a long way in enhancing your smile for sure. Teeth whitening is one bespoke way to boost your self-confidence and improve the look of your smile. We’ve all seen the dazzling white smile that Bollywood actors throw around the red-carpet, want some?

Tooth sensitivity for white smile!

However, the most common downsides of getting your teeth whitened tooth sensitivity. Although this condition is usually temporary, it is a constant irritant which causes pain if you ingest anything too hot or cold. This inflammation mostly due to peroxide which used in tooth whitening treatment. Tooth sensitivity is experienced as a rush of pain usually as a response to cold or hot air or water. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity then you may want to opt out of a teeth whitening procedure.

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Dazzling white smile with teeth whitening!

However, there are ways to overcome sensitivity issues while you want to get the whitening of your teeth. But there is no need to worry, since this situation can be easily tackled. Just follow the tips that we have listed below, and you and your smile will be just fine. 

Visit your dentist for Teeth Whitening Treatment:

When it comes to taking any decisions which include you’re newly whitened teeth, its for the best that you consult your dentist at every step of the way so that precautions taken accordingly. 

If you are using over the counter products to whiten your teeth at home itself, I would strongly recommend that you refer with your dentist beforehand so that you prepare for all the potential problems that you may have to face. 

You can’t overestimate the importance of good oral hygiene — not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. From the time we’re young, we’re taught that using a toothbrush regularly is one of the best ways to keep our teeth and gums healthy. But which toothbrush is best?

Consider taking pain killers for a while.

Generally, the tooth sensitivity is not all that painful. But if your teeth become hypersensitive which is troublesome and painful; then you may be advised to take painkiller to relieve the pain. However, please consult your dentist before hand to make sure that this is alright. 

Limit your intake of cold drinks and foods 

One of the main things that trigger sensitive teeth is cold food and drinks.  Since the pain from tooth sensitivity is thankfully temporary, you don’t have to shy away from your favourite cold drinks and food for too long.

Consider using sensitivity toothpastes 

Usually, normal toothpastes are’nt good for recently whitened teeth suffering from tooth sensitivity since their chemical composition rather strong and prove to be harsh. In such cases it is best to go for toothpastes made to cater to sensitive teeth.

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Definitely use soft bristled toothbrush  

Another thing to considers a soft bristled tooth brush which gentle in its strokes but also does its work in maintaining the cleanliness of your teeth. Sensitivity of teeth is usually for a very short duration, lasting for not more than two days at the most. However, if it develops into a recurring habit, then itsstrongly recommended that you visit your dentist at the earliest.

Correct technique of brushing your teeth

You simply follow the basic technique of whichever method you choose, but after brushing an area, you roll or sweep the bristles toward the chewing surfaces. This action sweeps out debris stuck between the teeth and cleans the entire tooth surface. The sweeping motion also helps prevent damage to the spaces between teeth and gums. Maintaining oral hygiene is essential to keep gum diseases at bay.

Correct way of brushing technique helps to prevent and control the gum disease. It cleans the teeth below the gums where micro-organisms, food debris, plaque tend to gather. Brushing should performed twice a day irrespective of age. Tooth brush should be change every 3-4 months for efficient plaque control and maintaining oral hygiene.


You may replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Worn, frayed brushes don’t clean well, and older brushes can harbour bacteria. Don’t forget the fluoride toothpaste, which strengthens tooth enamel and prevents tooth decay. And floss at least once a day to clean where your toothbrush doesn’t reach.

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