OWWW – My teeth hurt from whitening

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

try holding warm salt-water in your mouth. If the pain doesn’t cease by morning I’d give the dentist a call.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Just last week I started teeth whitening trays, too! After four days, I stopped. I used the generic Target ones because they were half the cost and had the same ingredients. They worked really well for the first two days (stayed put and everything) and then they really started to irritate my gums! As in, they started to get really sore and bleed. I visit the dentist regularly, so I know it wasn’t gum disease or anything. I lasted two more days and I had to stop. After 24 hours of not using them, I was back to normal. My teeth were probably a shade or two whiter, so it wasn’t a total waste of time!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I’ve tried to use whitening products in the past and this has always been the result.  My teeth hurt SO badly.  I’m not really sure what to do beyond not using them anymore.  I’d really like to get mine professionaly whitened before the wedding, but I’m not sure I could handle the pain!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

If you space out the strips – so use 1 every other day or every few days – you can get the same results with less pain.  also use lower strength version – eg Crest regular not premium.  I have a LOT of pain with these products which was why I ultimately canceled the professional whitening – I just couldn’t stand the idea of that much pain!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

does anyone know why there’s pain? what exactly do the strips do? i’ve been thinking about doing teeth whitening but this post is scaring me!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Try brushing with Sensodyne… that worked for me. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve heard that the zoom light also hurts.  I’ve used the crest strips and didn’t have a problem just can’t remember to keep up with it.  I guess it hurts because your are weaking the enamel.  Any dental people out there?

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We started using a teeth whitner that my sister the dentist suggested – it’s called Liquid Smile.  No trays.  Just brush on your teeth – it looks like a lip gloss tube.  It works really well and she said it was better than anything OTC.  My mom says its only $20, but when you look it up online on the Liquid Smile website it says it’s over$100 so I’m not sure.  Ask your dentist friends to hook you up – its fabulous and I have super sensitive teeth and I’ve been pain free with it!  Otherwise, no suggestions as I’ve never tried anything else.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I did the teeth whitening laser!!  It took one hour and only had a little teeth pain but was gone the next morning!  And my teeth look FAB!!  Laughing

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a take at home teeth whitening kit from my dentist, so I know what you’re feeling and it SUCKS! my dentist told me to brush my teeth alot, sensodyn or the new colgate sensitive will also add to it.

The pain hurts, but white teeth are beauties!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Yep – buy some sensodyne and brush your teeth with it, it does help a little bit! I’ve noticed discomfort in the past with using Whitestrips Plus, or Premium…whatever it is called…and I’ve ignored it for the most part and the pain has gone awaya fter a day or so…I’m a glutton for punishment, but I like it when my teeth are so white in the end!

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My fiance had his teeth whitened with Zoom recently and experienced quite a bit of pain as well. Apparently it’s because the whitening process removes a protein on your teeth that protects them, and without it some people experience pain. He said it was like being randomly electrocuted in his mouth (flashes of sensitivity). It stopped about 2 days after the procedure, so it’s likely if you stop using the strips the pain will go away.

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