Is Zoom! Tooth Whitening Suitable for Sensitive Teeth?
- Posted on: Feb 28 2014
Whether you grind your teeth or eat a diet high in acids, tooth enamel can wear away over time, exposing the tissue below the surface (called dentin) and causing sensitivity. Even if you have sensitive teeth, though, Philadelphia dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall can make adjustments to the Zoom tooth whitening process to brighten your smile without causing you discomfort.
Unlike over-the-counter products, Zoom! tooth whitening is a customizable process that can accommodate patients with sensitive teeth. Dr. Marshall will work closely with you to determine the right formula to reach your aesthetic goals without aggravating sensitivity.
If you have sensitive teeth but you’d still like a whiter smile, Dr. Marshall can adjust the Zoom! process to meet your needs by:
- Using a milder bleaching agent for your whitening
- Applying a desensitizing gel to your teeth before or during treatment
- Adjusting the strength of the bleaching agent in the take-home kit, so you can enjoy the same comfort for touchups outside of our office
In addition to these adjustments, Dr. Marshall might recommend toothpaste that strengthens the enamel. Regularly using this toothpaste can not only make whitening treatments like Zoom! more comfortable but also help you manage day-to-day sensitivity.
To find out if you’re a candidate for Zoom! tooth whitening, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD, or call (610) 649-0696 today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Marshall is happy to see patients throughout the Philadelphia area.
Posted in: Teeth Whitening