Are My Teeth Too Sensitive to Whiten?

Are My Teeth Too Sensitive to Whiten?

“I always hear that whitening isn’t great for sensitive teeth.  If my teeth are sensitive, is there any way to whiten them?”

Many of our patients downtown Vancouver are concerned about their teeth being too sensitive to whiten.

Fortunately, sensitive teeth can be whitened – just with a little bit of extra effort to ensure your sensitivity isn’t triggered.  

What is the best way to whiten sensitive teeth?

The best way to whiten sensitive teeth is with a home whitening program, but not the kind you pick up at the drug store.  The kind of home whitening program we’re referring to here involves custom trays for your mouth, which we’ll make for you.

Bay Dental Downtown VancouverWhy are home whitening kits the best option for whitening sensitive teeth?

The benefit of this custom program is that the amount of time the bleaching chemical is on your teeth can be controlled.


How long should I keep the whitening trays on for?

You can begin with very short intervals of just five or ten minutes. These short times will not cause sensitivity, but will still be effective.  The whitening time can remain short – in those little five or ten minute bursts – or it can be increased, if it’s not causing sensitivity.

How long will it take to see results from home whitening kits?

This isn’t one of those programs that takes months to see effects – in fact, after just two weeks, your teeth will be whiter, and your sensitivity will be no problem at all.

What is included in Bay Dental’s Take-Home Whitening Kits?

Take-home teeth whitening kits include:

  • a custom-whitening tray (looks like a thin, transparent mouth guard)
  • 15% Hydrogen Peroxide whitening gel
  • At-home treatment schedule

Are you interested in at home teeth whitening programs?

Contact us at 604-569-0099 to book an appointment, or come visit us downtown Vancouver at 555 West Georgia. Our dental office is easily accessible via public transit too, just a few blocks away from Granville and Vancouver City Centre skytrain stops.

Book an appointment online here.