The question on everyone's lips...

The question on everyone's lips...

One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at Sparkling White Smile is "Will my teeth be sensitive during or post-treatment".

Sparkling White Smile founder Alison Egan spent years perfecting the unique 6% hydrogen peroxide formulation that is used in our teeth whitening treatments to ensure any sensitivity is at an absolute minimum. This has resulted in 95% of our clientele suffering no sensitivity at all and 5% with mild sensitivity that subsides shortly after the treatment. At SWS we do not take a one size fits all approach, we treat all clients as individuals. 

 We asked Alison to share her tips on reducing any sensitivity with teeth whitening. 

  • Ensure you are visiting the dentist every six months to have your teeth professionally cleaned. This allows the dentist to remove any stains and plaque which you miss with day to day brushing and flossing. The longer you leave dental visits the more time it allows plaque to harden on your teeth and turn into tartar. 
  • Use a toothpaste designed for sensitivity leading up to the treatment and post-treatment. Toothpaste such as Sensodyne contains potassium nitrate to soothe the nerves inside your teeth and stannous fluoride which builds a protective layer over the exposed dentin to create a barrier from painful triggers. Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief is also a great option to immediately relieve any tooth sensitivity. 

  • For days after your treatment apply gentle brushing with a soft-bristled brush, using lukewarm water.
  • Take a pain reliever pre/post-treatment such as Ibuprofen, this will assist with any pain temporarily. 
  • Follow post-care instructions. All of our clients receive a post-care pack which includes information on how to get the most out of your freshly whitened smile. 

Any questions? Feel free to email us at We'd love to hear from you!

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