Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.
Although teeth whitening is the most effective and safest way to give your stained teeth a new look to improve your smile and confidence, you may experience sensitivity after the procedure. This wave of pain is usually caused by the whitening gel that makes the enamel more porous, exposing the dentin layer that holds the teeth nerves.
The good news is that this problem is temporary, so you will only experience discomfort for a few days after the teeth whitening treatment. Besides, there are things you can do to combat this problem and restore your gorgeous smile, so keep reading to know more.
Discuss Desensitizing Products in Advance
If you know your teeth are sensitive to whitening gels or oral care products, you should inform your dentist in advance. Dentists usually have treatments that minimize sensitivity after the whitening procedure.
Once you share your concerns, they will get the best desensitizing product to use during the treatment. These products will reduce sensitivity, improving your comfortability after whitening teeth when used correctly. If the sensitivity issues worsen or persist, you should inform your dentist immediately.
Avoid Taking Cold Meals or Drinks
Taking cold beverages or meals after teeth whitening will increase your chances of experiencing teeth sensitivity. While your teeth might not be sensitive to such foods or drinks normally, this may be different after the procedure. Teeth whitening often exasperates sensitivity issues, so you will need to avoid consuming cold meals and drinks for a few days.
Adhere to the Dentist's Directions
Most reliable dentists will share instructions you must follow whenever you experience teeth sensitivity after the procedure. For instance, they may recommend taking certain pain relievers before and after the procedure to prevent or reduce sensitivity.
Ignoring these directions will cause more problems, so keep their recommendations in mind. If you are performing the teeth whitening treatment from home, you will need to familiarize yourself with the manufacturer's instructions and adhere to them. Don't try to whiten the teeth for longer than instructed just to get quick results.
Adjust Your Oral Care Routine
After whitening your teeth, you will still need to brush and floss each day. However, since the dentin layer is still sensitive, it'll be advisable to change your oral care routine. For instance, using sensitivity toothpaste and/or fluoride rinses will protect the teeth and alleviate any symptoms. You'll also need to get a soft-bristled brush that will be gentle on your gums and teeth.Share