Dentists and hygienists recommend a post-whitening application for everyone using any type of teeth whitening product, regardless of their preexisting sensitivity for the following reasons:
- 60% of Americans suffer from natural tooth sensitivity in everyday life. Whitening your teeth will further that sensitivity temporarily.
- If you are whitening for extended periods of time (beyond 45 minutes) deep stain removal will likely cause some sort of temporary sensitivity regardless.
- Desensitizing gel is fluoride infused to block pores and nourish the tooth thus promoting natural rehydration and remineralization.
- By blocking pores in the tooth, desensitizing gel dramatically reduces restaining as you eat/drink.
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