If your teeth have become yellowed, discolored, or just are not as bright as you would care for them to be, you have probably considered a teeth whitening solution. However, certain teeth whitening treatments may not be possible for some with sensitive teeth due to the discomfort and pain they can cause. Luckily for those in the Scottsdale, Arizona area, Dr. Rogel Carlos and the team at AZ Dental Wellness offer whitening options that those with sensitive teeth can still use to enhance their smile.
Teeth Whitening and Tooth Sensitivity
If you have sensitive teeth and have had a terrible experience with a past whitening treatment, you may wonder why that is. The reason certain teeth whitening treatments can cause discomfort for those with sensitive teeth is that the whitening agent contains some concentration of carbamide or hydrogen peroxide. While the concentration will differ from treatment to treatment, any concentration can cause your teeth to become irritated. This irritation occurs when the peroxide enters the enamel of your teeth and comes into contact with the layer of soft dentin underneath, which is where nerves are located.
BEFORE & AFTER RESULTS
Consult with Your Dentist Before Choosing a Whitening Treatment
Whether you are picking a whitening solution off the supermarket shelves or considering a treatment offered by your dentist, you should make them aware that you have sensitive teeth before you make any decisions. It is also essential to address any other oral health concerns causing tooth sensitivity, including tooth decay and gum disease. Most dental issues are treatable, so you should be on your way to whiter teeth as soon as these problems are resolved.
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At-Home Whitening Treatment for Sensitive Teeth
When it comes to whitening sensitive teeth, Dr. Rogel Carlos provides an at-home whitening treatment suitable for those with this condition. An at-home whitening treatment is a more gradual approach to teeth whitening, meaning the chemicals used will not be as concentrated. Utilizing a special gel and custom trays, you will be able to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home. After about a week, you should have teeth that are a beautiful shade of white.
To schedule an appointment at AZ Dental Wellness, please call (480) 747-1352 today!
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