(Closed) Sensitivity from teeth whitening strips :(

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ugh, I dunno, this happened to me too and I hated it.  Maybe that Sensodyne toothpaste would work?

Post # 4
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have that as well.   Try Crest 3D toothpaste or Colgate Clinical toothpaste.  I find that over time, the toothpaste is just as effective and no sensitivy.

Post # 5
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think that’s normal. I tried the white strips and my teeth were sensitive for days. I stopped using them.

Post # 6
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

First of all, I am using Crest 3D whitestrips and I have to say they started working fast just like the commercial promises!

And yes, they are causing sensitivity for me too. I’ve found that not using them immediately after brushing my teeth helps. Like eat a meal, brush your teeth and 2 hours later put them on.

I use sensitive toothpaste and have a soft toothbrush that I gently brush with. Make sure to use floss and mouthwash too to make sure you are doing a good enough job cleaning.

Post # 7
39 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

doing them right before bed makes it a little better for me-at least that way there’s a long break after them before you’re eating or drinking again

Post # 8
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

When I use them I do it every other day and it really helps dull down the sensitivity – same whitening effect just takes double the time!

Post # 9
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I used Sensodyne for three weeks prior to starting the strips and during the treatment as well and it definitely helps.  I also found that if I used the strips maybe an hour before I brushed my teeth instead of after brushing my teeth I had less sentivity.  Most of them say on the package to avoid using the strips immediately after brushing, but I had problems even an hour or so after brushing.

Post # 10
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Have you tried Restore toothpaste? Anything will Novamin would do it. 

I strongly suggest you do NOT use Sensodyne. Sensodyne has an anesthetic, which numb the pain, does NOT solve the issue. 

You want to get a *remineralizing* toothpaste which does solve the issue by rebuilding the enamel as oppose to just numb the pain out.

Post # 11
5785 posts
Bee Keeper

Many issues with sensitivity can be caused by a number of factors,and if you have any pre existing recession on any of your teeth,the sensitivity will be much worse. You can use them every other day or every few days to cut down on what you’re feeling, and using Sensodyne or any other desensitizing toothpaste to help.

There is no anesthetic in Sensodyne, and it is a very effective paste to use to combat sensitive teeth. What you should not do while using it is to alternate with a whitening toothpaste which in essence will remove the protection you’re receiving from the Sensodyne, or any other abrasive paste (which will again defeat the purpose).

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