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How can bleaching lead to sensitive teeth?

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Take a break from bleaching. The quest for pearly whites may cause your pain. Thankfully, sensitivity from bleaching is usually temporary. Talk to your dentist about how the treatment might be affecting you, and whether you should continue it.

SOURCES:

American Association of Endodontists: “Cracked Teeth.”

American Dental Association: “Sensitive Teeth,” “Tooth,” “Brushing Your Teeth.”

California Dental Association: “Receding Gums.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bruxism (teeth grinding).”

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: “Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments.”

Oral Health Foundation: “Sensitive Teeth.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth.”

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on December 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association of Endodontists: “Cracked Teeth.”

American Dental Association: “Sensitive Teeth,” “Tooth,” “Brushing Your Teeth.”

California Dental Association: “Receding Gums.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bruxism (teeth grinding).”

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research: “Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments.”

Oral Health Foundation: “Sensitive Teeth.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth.”

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on December 11, 2018

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