Professional tooth whitening is a popular procedure as most of us want brighter, whiter smiles. Some tooth whitening methods can cause temporary pain or discomfort, but tooth sensitivity after whitening is a different condition to tooth sensitivity caused by exposed dentine. If you experience this pain you should speak to your dentist.
If you have sensitive teeth and are looking for a toothpaste that relieves sensitivity and removes stains effectively, or you have had whitening treatments and want to keep the stains away, brushing with a toothpaste containing potassium nitrate helps to soothe the nerves inside your teeth by preventing them from sending pain signals to your brain. Sensodyne Gentle Whitening contains this 'nerve calming' ingredient and is specially formulated to remove stains effectively.¹
If you have had whitening treatments and are concerned about sensitivity pain you also should speak to your dentist.
WHITENING FOR SENSITIVE TEETH
If you already experience tooth sensitivity you should get advice from your dentist before whitening sensitive teeth.² If you are considering whitening for sensitive teeth your dentist is also the best person to advise you about your options.
If you do have sensitive teeth, it’s worth bearing in mind that whitening treatments are not the only option to help restore the natural whiteness of your teeth. Brushing twice daily with new Sensodyne Gentle Whitening helps to remove stains for whiter teeth, while also delivering
¹The Ingredients of Sensodyne Toothpaste | Sensodyne. 2018. The Ingredients of Sensodyne Toothpaste | Sensodyne. [ONLINE] Available at: https://us.sensodyne.com/why-sensodyne/sensitive-toothpaste-ingredients/. [Accessed 07 February 2018].
²ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. 2010. Tooth Whitening/Bleaching: Treatment Considerations for Dentists and Their Patients. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/About%20the%20ADA/Files/ada_house_of_delegates_whitening_report.ashx. [Accessed 6 March 2018].