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Teeth whitening has gained immense popularity in recent years as people seek that radiant, gleaming smile. However, a common concern among individuals contemplating teeth whitening is the potential for increased teeth sensitivity.

Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitiveAbout Teeth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity, often characterised by a sharp, temporary discomfort in response to certain stimuli, can be caused by various factors. These stimuli may include hot or cold foods, sugary treats, and even the act of brushing. Sensitive teeth are a common issue, and it’s crucial to understand their root causes.

Causes of Teeth Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth can be attributed to several factors. Worn enamel, gum recession, and exposed dentin are primary culprits. Enamel erosion, often caused by acidic foods and drinks, can leave the dentin underneath vulnerable to external triggers. Gum recession, a result of poor oral hygiene or gum disease, exposes the tooth’s sensitive roots. Identifying the underlying cause of sensitivity is essential in determining the suitability of teeth whitening.

How Teeth Whitening Works

Teeth whitening, whether done at home or professionally at a dental clinic like us, typically involves the use of peroxide-based bleaching agents. These agents work by penetrating the tooth’s enamel and breaking down stains and discolorations. As the stains are lifted, the teeth appear whiter and more vibrant. While teeth whitening is generally safe and effective, it can sometimes lead to temporary sensitivity.

Can Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

Yes, teeth whitening can potentially cause sensitivity in some individuals. The bleaching agents used in whitening treatments may irritate the tooth’s nerves temporarily, leading to sensitivity. This sensitivity is often short-lived and subsides after the whitening process. However, it’s essential to note that not everyone experiences sensitivity, and its severity can vary from person to person.

Managing Teeth Sensitivity During Whitening

If you’re concerned about teeth sensitivity during whitening, there are steps you can take to minimize discomfort. Using toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth and avoiding extremely hot or cold foods for a few days post-treatment can help. Additionally, spacing out your whitening sessions and using lower-concentration whitening products can reduce sensitivity.

Alternatives to Traditional Teeth Whitening

For individuals with heightened teeth sensitivity, traditional teeth whitening may not be the best option. Thankfully, there are alternative methods to achieve a brighter smile. These include tooth-coloured veneers and bonding, which can enhance the appearance of teeth without causing sensitivity.

Consultation with Our Dentist

Before embarking on a teeth whitening journey, it’s advisable to consult with one of our dentists. We can assess your dental health, discuss your goals, and recommend the most suitable whitening method. Our dentists can also provide guidance on managing sensitivity and ensuring a safe and effective whitening experience.

Tips for Safe Teeth Whitening

To ensure a successful teeth whitening experience with minimal sensitivity, follow these tips:

  • Consult with our dentist before starting any whitening regimen.
  • Use reputable, dentist-recommended whitening products.
  • Follow the instructions provided with the whitening kit.
  • Monitor and manage any sensitivity as recommended by our dentist.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene to prolong the results of your whitening treatment.

Why Choose DS Dental Studio for Teeth Whitening?

When it comes to teeth whitening, DS Dental Studio in Shepherd’s Bush London stands as your premier choice. Our commitment to enhancing your smile goes beyond aesthetics; it’s about boosting your confidence and transforming your self-assurance. Our experienced team employs cutting-edge teeth whitening techniques to ensure exceptional results, all delivered in a comfortable and welcoming environment. With a personalised approach and a focus on your unique needs, we’re dedicated to brightening your smile and leaving you with the lasting impression of unparalleled satisfaction. Choose DS Dental Studio for teeth whitening, and let your radiant smile be your signature.

What Our Patients Say

Sophie Russell
Sophie Russell
12 December 2023
Excellent thoughtful care. Good explanations.
Sue Edison
Sue Edison
6 December 2023
Excellent treatment covering a wide range of dental work over many years.
6 December 2023
Friendly and efficient practice with some excellent dentists
Balraj Rai
Balraj Rai
5 October 2023
I had a painless tooth extraction done by Dr Sandro Rasgado, who is a fantastic Dr, and very knowledgable. I was very nervous but he made me feel right at ease. Thank you Dr Sandro for the wisdom teeth you removed, and the wisdom you shared too!
Bilal J
Bilal J
10 August 2023
Tahseen Khan done an amazing job with the composite bonding on a chipped front tooth. Saw me very short notice and was very professional.
Sarah Shajobi
Sarah Shajobi
27 May 2023
Dr Tehseen Khan done an amazing job with my teeth. I absolutely love it and would 100% recommend her great services.
Yvonne Kao
Yvonne Kao
5 February 2023
I recently completed by Invisalign treatment with Dr Tehseen Khan and had a fantastic experience with her and the team. I had my first consultation with her in 2019 and only started Invisalign in 2022 yet she still gave me the same quote I received previously. Her professionalism throughout and willingness to answer all the questions I asked made my experience smooth and easy from day 1. My teeth look incredible only after 14 weeks and I cannot be happier with the results!
Janet Goggins
Janet Goggins
6 December 2022
I would highly recommend Dr Tehseen Khan to anyone considering Invisalign. I have just finished 9 months of treatment and was really happy with the care and attention I received. Dr Khan has deep knowlege and expertise in Invisalign and I felt very reassured throughout that I was having the best possible care. And I am very pleased with the resuts!
Nigel Root
Nigel Root
16 September 2022
Oh, the relief! After a poor crown on a tooth six months ago at another dentist, Dr Vaishali Bhowmick replaced it last week. It changed from trapping food and dental floss to being smooth and the same gap as the other teeth. Thank you, Nigel


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We are conveniently located at 📍Unit 201a, West Ariel Way, London W12 7GA📍Reaching us for dental crowns is straightforward. You’ll find us along Wood Lane, on the outside aspect of Shepherd’s Bush London at Street Level. We are halfway between Shepherds Bush Market and Wood Lane tube stations.

By Underground

DS Dental Studio is minutes away from four tube stations:

  • Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line)
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  • White City (Central Line)
  • Shepherds Bush (Central Line)

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Shepherds Bush Station is a short walk from DS Dental Studio. Served by London Overground, and Southern with convenient connections at Clapham Junction for journeys from further afield.

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Easy parking availability at Shepherd’s Bush London Car Park, on Ariel Way. We are easily signposted from the A40, and if you are using a Sat Nav, use the postcode W12 7SL. Free parking is available for blue badge holders in the middle level car park.

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