Is Whitening the Reason for Your Sensitive Teeth?

Dentist Serving Buffalo, Lancaster, Orchard Park, New York

Buffalo-area dentists such as Dr. Larry Evola along with health and wellness experts nationwide are seeing an increased incidence of teeth sensitivity, and some people have asked whether the reason might be teeth whitening.

It is true that some over-the-counter teeth whitening products contain high levels of hydrogen peroxide, which can break down tooth enamel, especially when it's overused.

So even though over-the-counter teeth whitening products can effectively brighten your smile in some cases, the only way to ensure that you're u

sing the right whitening product for your particular teeth, and that it's being administered safely, is to have your Buffalo teeth whitening treatments handled by a skilled dentist like Dr. Evola at Forestream Dental in Depew.

There also are other things that may be contributing to your tooth sensitivity including:

 
  • Sugary and acidic foods
  • Forceful brushing

Some preventative measures you can take to protect your tooth enamel an

d therefore prevent your teeth from becoming overly sensitive include cutting out processed sugars and acidic foods, and switching to a soft-bristle brush.

When you have questions about the safest possible teeth whitening solution in Buffalo for your smile, please contact Forestream Dental in Depew online or by telephone at (716) 462-4022.