Is Teeth Whitening Right For You?

Everyone has a different dental journey. From teeth straitening to cavities and everything in between, no two people will go through the same path to dental success. Even twins with almost identical dental structures will oftentimes struggle with different portions of their dental health based on their diet, their daily behavior, and a wide variety of other factors. One of the most common dental questions we get is “Will teeth whitening be right for me and will it give me dental sensitivity?” Although many old traditional teeth whitening techniques would strip away protective coatings on your teeth and make them sensitive to temperature and texture, modern whitening solutions are much less abrasive and invasive. You have questions or want to learn more about how teeth whitening could work for you, come into Fenton Family Dentistry today. Our team of dental experts will make sure that you get the perfect whitening treatments to fit your needs while keeping your teeth completely safe and comfortable.

Teeth Whitening For Sensitive Teeth

If you have sensitive teeth, traditional whitening solutions have been all but ruled out for you. Luckily, whitening techniques have come a long way in the past few decades, with many whitening solutions focused specifically on reducing tooth sensitivity. If you have ever noticed any sensitivity while brushing, have a hard time handling severe changes in temperature like hot coffee or cold ice cream, or have any other form of sensitivity, you should tell your dentist as soon as possible.

For anyone suffering from dental sensitivity, we recommend some of the less intensive whitening methods. We have take-home options that are similar to the over-the-counter whitening trays but with more concentrated solutions that are still very gentle on your teeth. The best part of these treatments is that if you are feeling any discomfort while you whiten at home, you can simply remove the tray and wash out the solution and stop the treatment before any other sensitivity sets in. We also have a few in-office treatments that are gentle enough to use on sensitive teeth.

Common Stains That Can Be Removed

One of the most common reasons people look into teeth whitening is the staining caused by common foods like coffee and red wine. Coffee is one of the most common morning routines for people all across the country, but coffee can easily cause brown or yellow staining of your teeth, which will become harder to get rid of as time goes on. The staining process will happen naturally over the course of 6-12 months of regular usage, and many people won’t notice this gradual transition. There are many common whitening procedures that can quickly and painlessly remove this staining, bringing your teeth back to their beautiful and lustrous natural white.

No matter how sensitive your teeth may be or how much staining they have gone through, we have the perfect whitening treatment for you. Schedule your consultation to see what whitening treatment is right for your needs.