Teeth sensitivity can be due to a variety of conditions, but it is of special concern to those considering teeth whitening treatment. Because many over-the-counter teeth-whitening products can cause sensitivity, those already suffering from sensitive teeth may be hesitant to try professional teeth whitening in order to achieve the vibrant smile they desire.
Thankfully, there are a number of options to help those with sensitive teeth obtain a beautiful smile. At Dumont Cosmetic Dental, we offer a wide variety of teeth-whitening options that can help you achieve a brighter smile with minimal discomfort.
Because most teeth-whitening agents contain the bleaching agent hydrogen peroxide, sensitivity is a possibility with any teeth-whitening product. But a teeth-whitening session with a dental professional can achieve greater and more immediate results than over-the-counter whitening products while limiting the impact to sensitive teeth.
Professional, in-office whitening treatments limit the amount of time the bleaching agent is on your teeth and reduces the discomfort you may feel. Such procedures often take less than one hour, as opposed to the weeks or months of daily use required by most at-home teeth-whitening products.
In addition, Dumont, New Jersey, cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter knows how to properly and cleanly apply teeth-whitening solution, avoiding contact with the sensitive areas of your mouth and preventing the uneven application of whitening gel that can occur with most over-the-counter whitening products.
Although professional teeth whitening can limit the impact to sensitive teeth, teeth whitening is not a solution for everyone with discolored teeth. Those with advanced tooth decay or gum disease may need to address those conditions before scheduling a teeth-whitening treatment.
If you live in the Dumont, Bergenfield, Paramus or Haworth, New Jersey, areas and would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact New Jersey cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter at Dumont Cosmetic Dental to schedule a consultation.