And what can you do to prevent it?
Teeth whitening sensitivity is the single biggest problem with tooth bleaching. It is the most common teeth whitening side effect.
It can be very painful, and is a major reason why many patients do not complete the full course of teeth whitening.
Even with the best low-sensitivity teeth whitening systems, it is possible for the gel to affect the gum edges, as well as the teeth. Fortunately, the sensitivity doesn't last for long, once you stop the whitening treatment!
Pain during whitening can be caused by one of four things;
You can read more about these potential problems at teeth whitening facts.
There are several things that will help:
These are all safe and effective teeth whitening gels with minimal sensitivity.
Discomfort during teeth whitening should not be a problem if you follow this advice! You can read more of my advice at home teeth whitening tips.
Other teeth whitening side effects are limited to the occasional chalky white flecks appearing on the tooth enamel. This is caused by dehydration of the enamel, and it will go away within a day or two.
Teeth whitening sensitivity need not be an issue. Just make sure you are getting a quality product, and follow my tips!