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Do Your Whitening Products Cause Sensitivity?

Updated 5 months ago by Atul Shastry

Our whitening products are safe to use and designed to not cause sensitivity. We have two whitening pen options: Regular Strength and Extra Strength. Which one you choose will truly be based on the intended use and frequency of whitening treatments. You can find out more here about the differences between our extra strength and regular strength whitening pens.

If you notice increased sensitivity by using our whitening pens, we recommend reducing the length and frequency of subsequent whitening treatments as well as ending the ongoing session you have.

So what causes sensitivity:

Sensitivity in the teeth and gums can happen to anyone and no specific person is at-risk. While that may sound alarming, the most common symptom for sensitivity in the teeth is best described as a sudden sharp flash of pain when teeth get exposed to factors such as air, cold, sweet acidic or hot foods. Some people may experience sensitive teeth through flossing or brushing their teeth. According to leading experts, here are some of the factors that may contribute to sensitive teeth:

  • Brushing too hard/using a hard bristled toothbrush
  • Gum Recession: Often happens from those suffering from peridontal disease
  • Gingivitis: Inflamed and sore gum tissue can expose the tooth’s root
  • Cracked Teeth: These can become filled with bacteria that comes from plaque leading to higher inflammation
  • Long term use of mouthwash: The acids from leading mouthwashes, when used for extended periods of time, can make existing tooth sensitivity worse and damage the dentin layer
  • Acidic Foods: Like the above, these can break down enamel
  • Dental Procedures: Root Planing, Crown Replacement or other tooth restoration procedures

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