Whitening Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
Whitening treatments are some of the most often-requested procedures at United Dental Care. Dr. Eftekhari, Culver City cosmetic dentist, performs hundreds of these procedures each year. However, patients with sensitive teeth often experience problems when it comes to whitening their teeth because some teeth whitening procedures can intensify tooth sensitivity.
When you have sensitive teeth, drinking an ice cold glass of water or eating a steaming hot meal can seem like torture. Tooth sensitivity is often caused by thin or worn dental enamel that leaves the dentin, or the under-layer of the tooth, exposed. When hot or cold foods or beverages come in contact with the sensitive dentin, you experience pain or discomfort.
Some whitening treatments contain ingredients that increase tooth sensitivity. The powerful peroxide gel that penetrates the tooth enamel and lifts stains can also affect the dentin, causing lingering discomfort for the patient. As a result, some patients with sensitive teeth simply live with their stains rather than risk having increased sensitivity after the treatment.
If you have sensitive teeth that need whitening, Dr. Eftekhari, expert in teeth whitening in Culver City, can help. Dr. Eftekhari can offer whitening procedures that are less likely to cause problems for patients with sensitive teeth, as well as help patients minimize their sensitivity on a daily basis.
Call united Dental Care to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eftekhari for teeth whitening, or for any other cosmetic or general dental procedure. Dr. Eftekhari is glad to accept new patients.