Does teeth whitening hurt?

Teeth whitening is a simple and popular way to achieve a smile makeover. While the process is straightforward, when done incorrectly or without proper products, there is risk of whitening hurting teeth. When visiting our dentist near you, the process is supervised, and treatment can be adjusted to your oral health and preferences to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the process. Whether you choose to whiten teeth in-office or at-home, our office provides both options!


Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?

Sensitivity after whitening is common. Teeth tend to be sensitive to high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and other bleaching agents. This sensitivity typically fades within 48 hours after whitening. Using desensitizing toothpaste and sticking to room temperature food and beverages can help ease the discomfort. If sensitivity lasts longer or interferes with daily activities, contact our office so our dentist can help find a solution for you.


How long does teeth whitening last?

In most cases, results can last from six months to a year. The longevity of your newly whitened teeth is determined by factors like which treatment you opted for and how you’ve cared for your teeth after treatment. Both of our professional services can have longer-lasting results than store-bought kits due to the high concentration gel and professional application. Avoiding high pigmented food and drinks, using a whitening toothpaste, and following good oral hygiene can help increase the lifespan of your newly white teeth. To learn more, call our office or set up an appointment to visit our dentist near you!

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