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Do you have sensitive teeth? Would you like to whiten your pearly whites but worry that your sensitivity could make the experience painful? If so, please note that there are a number of treatment options you could still consider—and a few options you may want to stay away from.

If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, you should visit your dentist. While home whitening kits are an option, they’re easy to misuse, which can damage your gums and your enamel. Furthermore, there may be some issues you’ll need to have addressed before you whiten your teeth. Since these kits aren’t made specifically for your teeth, they can actually make your sensitivity worse. If you visit our team, we’ll be able to provide you with a more comfortable, efficient experience.

When you visit our team, we may also use a laser during your treatment. If we do use a laser, we’ll be able to use a higher concentration of peroxide to accelerate the whitening process. Naturally, we’ll also take the appropriate precautions to help you prevent discomfort.
After your whitening treatment, our team could recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth and help with your sensitivity.

If you’re interested in learning more about whitening your teeth, or about sensitive teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact John Blake, DDS, PC at 248.693.5800. Dr. John P. Blake and our team are eager to hear from you soon.