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Reducing Sensitivity After Whitening Marietta, GA

Reducing Sensitivity After Whitening

Teeth whitening is an easy and effective way to improve your smile.  If you choose to have it professionally done at your dental office, you can benefit from a safer, more effective and faster teeth whitening method than if you were to use over-the-counter products.

Although professional teeth whitening is simple and non-invasive, there may be some very mild side effects.  Don’t worry these side effects are usually temporary and they are far outweighed by the long-lasting benefits of a dazzling white smile.

Tooth Sensitivity After Tooth Whitening
It is not uncommon for patients to experience some mild tooth sensitivity for a few days following their teeth whitening.  This may be indicated by acute discomfort when consuming hot or cold foods/beverages.  Your risk for prolonged tooth sensitivity can increase if you overuse or misuse over-the-counter whitening products.  It is best to have your whitening treatments monitored by a board certified dentist.
Why Does Tooth Sensitivity Occur?
The reason tooth sensitivity occurs can be explained by the following: Beneath the enamel layer of a tooth is a lower dentin layer. The dentin layer has multiple dentinal tubules (or holes), which lead down into the root and the soft tissue of the tooth.  During your whitening treatment, a bleaching agent actually penetrates the tooth enamel and stimulates the tubules, which can temporarily heighten sensitivity.
How Can Tooth Sensitivity Be Minimized?
Your dentist can significantly reduce your discomfort by applying a tooth densensitizer during the treatment.  In addition, patients should choose foods and beverages at room temperature for the first few days after whitening.  It is best to also rinse with lukewarm water after brushing and flossing.

If you are worried about the potential tooth sensitivity that may occur after professional teeth whitening, discuss your concerns with your dentist. Gilreath Family Dentistry has adopted the latest, most advanced teeth whitening procedures to minimize any discomfort and make your experience as rewarding as possible.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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