minimize the risk of sensitivity
You can do a few things to minimize the risk of sensitivity, such as using a desensitizing toothpaste before and after whitening, avoiding bleaching agents that are higher in concentration, and getting your teeth professionally whitened instead of doing it at home. If you do experience sensitivity, over-the-counter pain relievers can help ease the discomfort until it goes away on its own.
If you’re considering teeth whitening, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons before making a decision. On the one hand, teeth whitening can give you whiter, brighter teeth that can boost your confidence. On the other hand, there is a small risk of causing tooth sensitivity, especially if you use a high-concentration bleaching agent. Ultimately, the decision is up to you. However, we recommend talking to our dentist before using any commercial teeth whiteners so that we can help you choose a product that’s right for you.