Metropolitan Dental Centre

How do I prevent sensitivity during teeth whitening?

Tooth sensitivity is sometimes a mild side effect of teeth whitening. The tooth sensitivity patients occasionally experience is generally short-lived, fading not long after the completion of teeth whitening treatment.

However, if you’re concerned about having tooth sensitivity, please let us know so we can take steps to help you prevent sensitivity in any way we can. 

To help prevent tooth sensitivity when teeth whitening, our Fairfax dentist can:

  • Choose a teeth whitening treatment with a lower concentration of peroxide
  • Use less of the teeth whitening mixture on your teeth
  • Recommend a temporary break from treatments if you begin experiencing sensitivity
  • Recommend a toothpaste designed to decrease tooth sensitivity
  • Increase the time between your teeth whitening treatments

One of the best aspects of professional teeth whitening is having a dentist supervise your treatment, which can help to reduce side effects and improve your treatment results. After your professional teeth whitening treatments, you’ll enjoy a fantastic, bright smile that you can happily share with everyone around you!

Cosmetic Dentistry in Fairfax, VA

When it comes to creating a brighter smile, Dr. Caitlin Hulver at Metropolitan Dental Centre provides excellent outcomes for her patients while offering comfortable treatment. In addition to helping people in the Fairfax area make their smiles whiter, we also treat patients from nearby Fairfax Station, Blevinstown, Burke, Mantua, Merrifield, and Legato. Call us today to schedule your teeth whitening consultation with Dr. Hulver. 

If you’re concerned about paying for professional teeth whitening services, please consider enrolling in our V.I.P. Smiles Program, making your dental care and treatments more affordable for patients without dental insurance.

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