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Questions about Whitening Strips

What are whitening strips?

When a person wants to whiten their teeth at home and not go to a dentist, then they would use what is called whitening strips. Whitening strips are a type of low concentrated whitening system that helps to whiten a person’s teeth using a small dose of an oxidizing agent that is placed on the teeth by an adhesive strip and left on the teeth for a certain period of time. Read below to find Expert answers too many questions dealing with whitening strips.

If a person uses whitening strips and left them on longer then the strips said to and is now suffering from pain so bad that they can barely breath, what can they do to get of the pain?

The person would need to have a desensitizing treatment of Potassium Nitrate that can be received from the person’s dentist. If the person cannot make it into their dentist to get the medicine, then the individual can use some sensitivity toothpaste that will relieve the sensitivity over a period of time. The person’s own salvia will help the sensitivity that the teeth are going through. Another home remedy would be for the individual to suck on some sugar free candy in order to quicken saliva in the mouth; this too can help with sensitive issues.

If a person uses teeth whitening strips and afterwards they had blisters on their gums, could the blisters be from an allergic reaction to the whitening strips?

When a person has blistering after they use whitening strips, then this may be caused by a chemical burn that is caused by the concentration of carbamyl peroxide that is over 20%. There may also be a chance that the person has had a small allergic reaction to an ingredient that is not listed on the ingredient list. The person may want the dentist to look at the blisters so that the dentist can determine what the blisters are and what caused them. The person should also refrain from using whitening strips until they figure out if it was the whitening strips that caused the blister. If the blisters hurt, then the person can use numbing medicine to help cut down the pain.

If a person used whitening strips over a year ago and the whitening strips left white spots on the person’s teeth, should the person use the whitening strips again or get their teeth professionally cleaned?

If the person is experiencing these types of spots, then the person may be suffering from over-whitening. If the person is exposing their teeth to additional whitening efforts, then this may even cause the issue to worsen. If the person is having the white spots, then this may mean that the person’s enamel on their teeth are not compatible with the whitening strips and may need to look into restorative procedure done on their teeth.

If a person went to sleep with their whitening strips still on their teeth and now their teeth are really sensitive, what can they do to help the sensitivity?

If the person is experiencing sensitivity after sleeping on their whitening strips, then the individual may need to try and be patient, because the sensitivity will go away with time. The person may be able to try Sensodyne toothpaste, but this normally takes a few days or longer to start to relieve the sensitivity. The person can try and do some things to make the teeth feel better like; avoiding any bleaching products or whitening strips, avoiding foods that are too hot or too cold, or the individual could use Fluoride rinse at least two times a day.

When a person wants to have their teeth whiter than what they normally are, the individual may want to try and use whitening strips. When the person is thinking of using or has used whitening strips, and then there may be concerns regarding allergic reactions, how to use the whitening strips, or even where to get help when the whitening strips cause an issue. When these concerns arise, then the person could seek the insight and answers of an Expert to settle their concerns.
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