If you have sensitive teeth, you know how uncomfortable it can be to do seemingly normal things like take a drink of ice water or breathe in cold air on a winter day. That chill that runs through your body is like nothing else. Desensitizing toothpastes can certainly help, but at any time, that familiar shiver of pain could come back.
Most people who have this kind of sensitivity have written off teeth whitening as an option. They assume it isn’t a good idea for them to put harsh whitening chemicals on their already sensitive teeth and gums. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
We believe tooth whitening should be accessible to everyone! It’s the reason we opened White Haute Teeth Whitening Bar; so we can whiten more smiles safely and effectively, without the risk of causing or worsening tooth sensitivity.
Here’s a few things you need to know when it comes to whitening for sensitive teeth:
There’s an Unfortunate Truth About Drugstore Whitening Options
We’re sure you’ve seen a handful of options just in the oral care aisle of your local Target. There are whitening pens, strips, and even kits that come with cool LED lights. Some of these are even labeled as being safe for those with sensitive teeth… but are they really?
The short answer is no. We would really caution you against anything you can buy at the drugstore, especially if you have sensitive teeth. These formulas are often harsh and they can really damage your gums and the other soft tissues in your mouth. They can even harm the enamel on your teeth, making them more sensitive than they were to begin with.
These options also don’t include the barrier gel you need to protect your soft tissues from these harsh chemicals, and more importantly, they don’t provide nearly enough instruction so that you know how to use the products safely in your home.
Similarly, those mall kiosks that promise to get you several shades whiter instantly are not recommended for people with sensitive teeth.
Teeth Whitening Should Be Left to the Professionals
Your dentist knows exactly how to protect your teeth and gums and they know which stains can be removed and which require a different whitening procedure altogether (saving you money, time, and frustration). They can also identify if you have any oral health issues that would be exacerbated by a whitening treatment, like an untreated cavity.
We knew there was a gap in the market for affordable and convenient teeth whitening. Scheduling an appointment with your dentist isn’t always the best route for those with busy schedules. We saw the way The Dry Bar revolutionized blowouts and we thought we could apply the same philosophy to teeth whitening. And guess what? It worked!
Introducing White Haute Teeth Whitening Bar
At White Haute, we do one thing and we do that one thing better than anyone else out there. You can pop in before a special event, or anytime you want a confidence boost. Come in on your lunch hour, on your way home from work, or while your out and about, running errands. No appointment necessary, and you can be in and out in under an hour.
The staff is trained and managed by Dr. Jessica Emery, who is one of Chicago’s most in-demand cosmetic dentists. She replicated her popular teeth whitening procedure (the same procedure we do here at Sugar Fix Dental Loft) which means it’s not only effective, it’s safe for those with sensitive teeth. We will do a quick check-up to make sure you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, and we’ll make sure your gums are protected at all times. We’ll even apply lip balm to keep your lips from getting chapped and irritated. You won’t get that at home or at a mall kiosk.