Side Effects of Teeth Whitening
1. Loos of the teeth whitening effect.
A recent study has shown that as much as 4 shades of lightness can be lost over 30 days with teeth whitening at home or In-office. Booster whitening should therefore be performed as per advised.
2. Sensitivity of the teeth to hot and cold.
It is the most common side effects from tooth whitening. In case of acute sensitivity one can follow a few simple measures to reduce or get rid of the teeth whitening risks.
♦The mouth tray can be used for a shorter period of time for example, instead of two 60 minute sessions it can be worn for two 30
♦ Have a rest. The process can be stopped for a few days to allow the teeth to get adjusted to the teeth whitening treatment.
♦ Use potassium toothpaste that is made for sensitive teeth.These toothpastes use potassium nitrate which helps to soothe the nerve endings of your teeth.
♦The dentist or the pharmacist can be asked to prescribe a product containing high fluoride torestore the mineral content of the teeth.
♦ Gum irritation can be treated with over-the-counter products.
3. Irritation of the gums
Irritation of the gums is caused by exposure to the bleaching agent. The higher the concentration of the bleaching agent, the more likely it will cause irritation. To prevent exposure of the gums to the bleach, it is best to use a tray that is custom designed for your mouth by us.
The tray should hold the bleach against each entire tooth, while preventing it from coming in contact with your gums. It is also a good idea to remove any of the bleaching agent that comes out of the tray and into contact with your gums when the tray is first placed in your mouth.
4. Headaches, pain in their teeth, tingling in their mouth, and sore throats.
5. The possibility of enamel damage from teeth bleaching.
This problem is uncommon but it has occurred, when a high strength concentration of whitener was used, or an acidic pre-rinse or whitener was used.
In order to prevent these problems, it is best to use tray bleaching as recommended by us.