Sharp Pains in Your Teeth after Bleaching – WHY?!

Have you ever experienced those nasty little sharp pains in your teeth after bleaching them? They can be crazy painful and yet, then there are people who don’t experience it at all. What’s up with that? Everyone is completely different in what they experience after they bleach their teeth, just like with anything else in life.

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So, what makes those zingers happen?
Our teeth have tubules in them which, if you can picture are something like the pores in our skin. When we bleach our teeth, the bleach seeps into those tubules and bleaches from within the enamel to get rid of stain. Sometimes due to this happening, it can increase blood flow to the pulp (living connective tissue and cells) of the tooth which can cause pressure and give you that twinge of pain. Continue Reading…

How Often Should you Bleach your Teeth?

“Oh I love your coffee-stained teeth!” – said NO ONE EVER! Am-I-Bleaching-My-Teeth-Too-Often

Most people appreciate the appearance of nice bright white teeth, but knowing just how often you should you bleach your teeth is just as important. There are several options available to bleach your teeth that you can buy over the counter and most likely your dental office offers choices.  But, how often does one need to bleach their teeth?

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