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How to Treat Sensitive Teeth After Whitening

Updated on November 3, 2012
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How to reduce teeth sensitivity

Teeth whitening can cause an unpleasant side effect, sensitive teeth. Teeth can become sensitive to hot and cold foods or drinks, to touch or even to just air. There are some tips that can help you prevent sensitive teeth, these tips were given to me by my dental hygienist:

1. Never whiten your teeth right after brushing

2. Never whiten your teeth more often than once a day

3. Do not use whitening products for longer than 3 days without a break in between. Take a break for day or two before starting whitening again.

4. Always use tooth building paste together with your teeth whitening products. Apply the paste on your teeth with a q-tip before whitening strips or any other whitening products.

5. Use tooth building paste for a week after you stop whitening your teeth, to completely seal your teeth enamel.

I do not like products for sensitive teeth that just numb the pain, without solving the problem, such as Sensodyne. There are two wonderful products on the market which actually help to rebuild and repair your teeth by sealing them with soluble calcium and phosphate. When dentine is exposed to air, teeth become sensitive and two products below help to solve that problem.

1. MI Paste Plus by GC America consistently recommended to me by a couple of my dentists. MI Paste is a topical remineralization paste with bio-available calcium and phosphate

2. Tooth Builder by Squigle similar to MI Paste, Tooth Builder has Soluble Calcium to replace lost calcium and nanosized calcite helps to neutralize acids and to seal exposed dentin.

I have tried both of these and they worked for me every time to relieve teeth sensitivity.

It also worked for my family member who had exposed dentin due to a cavity. This was causing him pain every time he was eating or drinking anything. He consistently applied the Tooth Builder paste for 5 days, and his sensitivity pain completely went away. He still needs to fix his cavity, but at least he is not suffering anymore while waiting for his dental appointment.

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you Miss Nasreen :)

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      Miss Nasreen 5 years ago

      All the people have to read your informatics Article on sensitive teeth, I assure they found these information useful in their lives

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you TurleDog, I am glad my hub was useful to you, yeah 20% would be a little too much for your poor teeth, take care of them :)

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      TurtleDog 5 years ago

      Real good tips on whitening. I made the mistake of using the 20% Opalescence whitening paste and I thought my teeth caught on fire.... they did gleam pearls though :-) When I moved down to 10 to 15 it must much more bearable. Thanks for the tips on rebuilding by teeth after whitening them! Great stuff. Voted useful

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you beingwell, I guess you should use what works for you! :)

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      Voted up, useful and shared.

      I use Colgate whitening toothpaste. That's good enough for me. hihi..

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you so much Pollyannalana!

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      This is some great information! Voting up and sharing.