If you are like many people today, you use some sort of teeth whitening products to whiten your teeth. This procedure has become more and more widespread and is very commonly done today. A whiter and brighter smile is very popular with the general public now days. For this reason, you may want to know what to do if you experience some sensitivity in your teeth and mouth when you have your teeth whitened.

There are many different methods that are used for teeth whitening today. There are in the dental office procedures as well as procedures that you can employ at home to whiten your teeth. There are even boxes of whitening strips you can purchase to stick to your teeth as you sleep to try to whiten your teeth. There are gels and other products that can be purchased at the local supermarket or the neighborhood drug store. If you want a whiter and more beautiful smile, there are many different options for you to choose from.

Some people experience sensitivity or some pain when they have their teeth whitened. This generally is short lived and goes away rather quickly for most people. Regardless of the method you choose to whiten your teeth or which teeth whitening products you decide to try, you are putting a sort of bleach right on your teeth and it usually gets some on your gums as well. Bleach can be a potent product and can cause some discomfort in some cases. It needs to be handled with care and according to instructions for sure to minimize the chances of having a problem with sensitivity.

It is actually quite common for the teeth whitening products to cause some sensitivity when people do the whitening of their teeth or have the dentist do it for them. It can happen to anyone. Some dentists say the amount of sensitivity or the probability that you may develop sensitivity when you have you teeth whitened may be dependent on the bleach stability, the acid reaction and also genetic factors.

Inside of the teeth are little dentinal tubules that go from inside the tooth to the outside of the tooth surface. There is fluid inside these. The bleach tends to dissolve the plugs that prevent this fluid from moving around, which causes the sensitivity or the pain following the whitening.

Dentists say that teeth whitening are completely safe and that even in the cases where extreme sensitivity is involved or developed, there is no danger to the health of the teeth or the health of the patient.

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Editor's Note: Peter Morgan is a health writer on teeth whitening kits, teeth whitening gel as well as the latest technology and information on teeth whitening methods.