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How to Avoid Sensitive Teeth After Whitening

If you experience sensitive teeth after whitening, you can still get a bright, white smile. The key is to choose the right teeth whitening kit or treatment for tooth sensitivity, along with a reliable routine that promotes comfort. This guide explains which whitening kits and tools are best for preventing sensitive teeth this holiday season. You will also learn which whitening products will help to protect your gums and tooth enamel. 

Understand What Causes Sensitivity After Whitening 

There are two major causes of tooth sensitivity, including the condition of your enamel and too little saliva in your mouth. A tooth may also become sensitive if the enamel becomes impacted or damaged. Over-bleaching with higher concentrations of peroxide bleach formula can also lead to discomfort or a burning sensation. 

Tooth dehydration can also cause symptoms of sensitivity. Whitening can impact your enamel and the amount of saliva in your mouth. Even whitening products that are good for your health can cause temporary tooth dehydration. 

Some in-office dental treatments and DIY routines may dehydrate your teeth or temporarily expose the soft dentin layer containing the nerves of your tooth. If you have sensitive teeth from conditions like tooth decay, gum disease or grinding your teeth, powerful peroxide agents and improper whitening routines may only increase the discomfort you feel. 

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Choose the Right Whitening Routine for Your Needs 

To avoid sensitivity for any reason, it is important to take the time to find the right whitening treatments. If you are concerned about your oral health, talk to your dentist before beginning a whitening routine. You can also have a conversation with your dental provider about the potential pros and cons of using an in-office product or an at-home whitening regimen. 

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to get your teeth shades whiter. Some of popular forms of teeth whitening include:

  • Tray whitening: If you select a tray kit, choose tray whitening with carbamide peroxide to lift tooth stains and discoloration without discomfort to your enamel. Kits make it easy to organize an effective whitening routine. Trays are available to use at home and can be bought online or at your dentist’s office. At-home tray whitening is especially convenient, allows you to socially distance and still offers a similar experience as whitening in the dentist’s chair. 
  • Whitening toothpaste and gel: While they offer dramatic whitening results, teeth whitening gel and whitening toothpaste also fit effortlessly into your daily routine. Our GO SMILE products are gentle on teeth and perfect for busy professionals or holiday travelers. Use them as part of your regular beauty regimen, as they are clinically proven to cause no sensitivity. 
  • Blue light teeth whitening: Powerful yet gentle blue light technology can help to accelerate the power of gentle whitening products so you spend less time bleaching your teeth. The Glow on the Go blue light device makes an excellent choice for those who want to maximize their results. The device pairs with our compact and travel-friendly teeth whitening pen containing our teeth whitening serum to provide you with optimal whitening results at maximum speed.

While Teeth Whitening Gel can help you to achieve whitening results fast, it is also a safe choice for a daily maintenance routine. GO SMILE Teeth Whitening Gel is clinically proven to whiten teeth up to seven shades in 10 days, which makes it perfect for achieving your seasonal beauty goals. Since it comes in a TSA-friendly travel tube, these products also make excellent companions on holiday trips. 

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Be Gentle with Your Teeth 

After your whitening routine, you can take extra steps to enhance your comfort. First, be gentle while brushing your teeth. Slow circular motions can help to keep gums and nerves from becoming irritated. When you whiten with gel at the same time you brush your teeth, you can also help to reduce the chances of having sensitivity. 

Avoid clenching or grinding your teeth. This can wear down enamel and contribute to mouth pain. Hot, cold and acidic foods are also possible causes of tooth sensitivity, so steer clear of these right before your whitening regimen. 

If you are having issues with grinding your teeth at night, a doctor can help you with strategies that can help to calm your jaw muscles. Your dentist may also suggest that you use a specially-made mouthguard while you sleep. If you experience sensitive teeth after in-office whitening treatments or when using an at-home whitening product, consider reducing your frequency or the concentration of the whitening formula.

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Use Whitening Products That Promise No Sensitivity 

Sensitive teeth can still be beautiful, white teeth. All of our GO SMILE products promise no sensitivity. They will also give you a gorgeous smile — fast. Whether you want to whiten your teeth while you brush, relax or travel, you can get the results you want without discomfort to your gums or teeth. 

Find the Perfect Teeth Whitening Kit for the Holidays

Since whitening is now a comfortable experience, you can even combine your favorite whitening toothpastes, gels and tools to create the right beauty regimen for the holidays. The winter season is a time to smile and celebrate with friends. A confident smile without pain or discomfort can make it even more exciting to enjoy the season.