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Teeth Whitening for People with Sensitive Teeth

January 22, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Jason Annan
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Teeth whitening is a simple and popular treatment that helps people achieve a brighter, more dazzling smile. However, some teeth whitening treatments can be too potent for people with sensitive teeth. At East Cooper Smiles, our team treats every patient with customized care so we can help them achieve their dream smile without compromising their safety or comfort. 

Why Teeth Whitening Causes Sensitivity 

All teeth whitening products contain either carbamide or hydrogen peroxide—the ingredients that remove stains and brighten the teeth. Though the amount of these chemicals varies with different treatments, they can still irritate your teeth and cause short-term or long-term tooth sensitivity. 

Irritation to teeth whitening agents occurs when the peroxide seeps through the enamel to the inner soft layer of dentin or the gums. The severity of sensitivity can depend on one or more of the following factors: 

  • Concentration of chemicals
  • Fit of the whitening trays
  • Duration of the application  
  • The strength and health of your teeth

Everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile, but you don’t have to sacrifice your comfort to achieve one. Dr. Annan and our team at East Cooper Smiles can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted with a careful and safe professional whitening treatment. 

Safe Teeth Whitening Solutions Near Charleston, SC

For a brighter smile with permanent results, Dr. Annan can help you reach your smile goals with the state-of-the-art Kör whitening treatment. This treatment deeply bleaches your teeth through both at-home and in-office whitening. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Annan will advise you on the exact duration of the whitening treatment and how to use it safely for maximum results. 

Kör whitening treatment can lighten your teeth by several shades and make your smile look uniform, even, and natural. Dr. Annan skillfully applies the whitening agent to your teeth so you don’t experience any tooth or gum sensitivity. In addition to performing professional whitening, Dr. Annan will teach you how to safely and effectively apply your at-home whitening treatment.

Want a Brighter Smile? Call Us Today! 

Teeth whitening is an art and science. At East Cooper Smiles, we can revive your smile with the leading-edge Kör whitening treatment. If you need teeth whitening near Charleston, SC, please call us at (843) 884-7200 to schedule an appointment.

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