Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Dentist Serving Calgary, Cochrane, Airdrie and Nearby Areas of Alberta

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For many people, teeth whitening has become part of their normal dental routine, along with regular cleanings and good oral hygiene. However, some people in Calgary develop sensitivities that leave them with pain and discomfort after whitening their teeth. There are several important factors to consider when deciding whether or not to whiten your teeth.

How White Should My Teeth Be?

Some people become hyper focused on the whiteness of their teeth, but extreme whiteness can actually be a sign of fluorosis or other dental problems. Those who overdo it are more likely to develop sensitivities and experience pain from teeth whitening. A good rule of thumb is to match the whiteness of your teeth to the whites of your eyes.

In-Office vs. Home Whitening

There are many advantages to having your teeth whitening done in our Calgary office. Our team at Aesthetic Dental Studio can fully assess your smile and determine if you are a good candidate for whitening.

The first step is to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy and that your routine cleanings are up to date. We can help avoid the pain of sensitivity to whitening by determining if you would benefit most from at-home whitening using custom dental trays, deep tooth bleaching or Zoom! teeth whitening. In-office treatments can reduce the overall frequency of treatments and provide better protection for sensitive gums, further reducing the chances for pain.

Aesthetic Dental Studio can help you get the beautiful white smile you want. Please contact our Calgary office online or call 403-543-4600 today to schedule an appointment.

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