Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth
One of the questions we get asked the most about teeth whitening at Bamboo Dental is whether or not its a good option for those with sensitive teeth. The truthful answer is that bleach can make teeth feel more sensitive if whitening trays are left in too long. Patients interested in teeth whitening at Bamboo Dental are first invited to a free consultation with a member of our five-time award winning team of dentists. One of our experts will advise that a routine dental check-up is required before any treatment begins. Our dentist will also advise the best course of action for you. Whitening trays are created from impressions meaning they are custom fit to you. The amount of bleach used is the same for every patient but the length of time these trays stay in can depend on your teeth. For example, those with thicker teeth may be recommended to keep their trays in for a longer amount of time than those with thinner teeth. Those who suffer from sensitivity in everyday life may also be advised to keep their trays in for a lesser amount of time. One patient who had their teeth whitened at the practice was 24-year-old Adam. He shares his story bellow. Id always been self-conscious about my teeth. A lot of my friends care about their teeth and whiten them regularly. I never used to whiten them, mainly because I never wanted to book a dental appointment. I knew you had to be medically fit before you had any whitening treatment. I guess I just used to put it off. I didn't like my dentist and I hadn't been for so long I probably wasn't even on the books anymore. Im not afraid to admit that mine were yellow to the point I would never show my smile. It was a shame really because people told me that I was a good looking guy but that it was a shame I never smiled with my teeth.
Then one day, my cousin got a job working at a dental practice. He got free teeth whitening as a perk of the job. His teeth looked so white. Members of my family started telling me I should get my teeth whitened. I obviously wanted whiter teeth everyone wants whiter teeth. I guess I was just nervous about going back to the dentist after so long. I felt Id be judged for putting off going for so long. Who knew what work I needed doing? I was scared Id have a thousand cavities, root canals, bridges you name it. I decided I wouldn't go back to the same dentist I went to in Bridgend. I needed a fresh practice where the dentists wouldn't remember me! I was researching dentists in Cardiff a bit online. I found a few I liked. What really attracted me to Bamboo Dental however was a Facebook post. The post said that the only bad trip to the dentist was the one you didn't take. It got me thinking a lot. I liked the way they approached that. I felt that booking an appointment and going in would be a lot better than not going at all. They had to recognise that at least right? I called up reception and spoke to a woman call Liz. I told her that I hadn't been to the dentist for years and was nervous about calling in. She was absolutely lovely. She told me not to worry and that it was more common than I might think. She explained that the biggest part was calling in and booking an appointment. I was reassured by the fact that Id walk out knowing I had nothing left to worry about dental health wise.
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She booked me in for an appointment to see Dr. Dan. I admitted to Dr. Dan that I had slight dental phobia. He was a bit surprised I hadn't been in six years but said it was nothing to worry about that. Dr. Dan reiterated Lizs kind words. When I asked him what the damage was he told me that I needed three fillings. His 2.30pm appointment had cancelled so he told me he had time to quickly do them there and then. He offered me a quick scale and polish on my teeth and said that I was dentally fit once more. Thats all it took half an hour. All that unnecessary worry. The scale and polish on my teeth made a huge difference. All the dark yellow and brown stains around the edge of my teeth were gone. I was ready for whitening now! Dr. Dan took impressions of my teeth. One of the dental nurses made me laugh because she said the impression mould tastes a bit spicy. It was a weird feeling but not an unpleasant one. I was told to come back in two weeks and my whitening trays would be complete. True to his word, the trays were ready for collection two weeks later. I got a pot full of syringes. Each syringe had enough whitening bleach for two days. There was enough bleach for two weeks in total. Liz at reception informed me that Id notice the difference within five days, and by two weeks time they'd be bright white.
Whitening trays and bleach
I kept the trays in for two hours a day. They were really simple to use. However, after five days, my teeth weren't as white as Id been hoping for. I came into the practice explaining the situation and Liz admitted they could be whiter. Dr. Dan had originally told me to keep the trays in for four hours a day but after two hours Id had enough. I assumed two hours would be enough. Liz explained that people who keep the trays in for two hours usually have thinner teeth and suffer from sensitivity which is why they don't keep them in longer. I told her Id experienced little sensitivity. She recommended that I stick to four hours like Dr. Dan had originally suggested. The instructions said to leave the trays in for no more than six hours. I thought Id leave them in overnight - that way I wouldn't have to wear them during the day and Id surely have the brighter smile Id been aiming for. In a matter of days, I noticed a huge difference. I mean, I couldn't believe it. I had the brightest white smile and it made me a little emotional to be honest. My teeth were a little sensitive as Id been leaving the trays in longer, but it was nothing a bit of Sensodyne couldn't fix. I feel much happier in myself now and my friends and family have noticed the difference. Im still getting used to smiling with my teeth because Im so used to hiding them! If you think teeth whitening could change your life as it has done with Adam, call us up on 02920 569769 or contact us on our contact page. If we can help, wed love to.