Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

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Reviewed by  Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD

If you've been interested in whitening your teeth for personal, professional, or romantic reasons, but have been held back wondering, “does whitening teeth hurt?”, you're not alone. Teeth whitening involves putting chemicals on your teeth that wear away unsightly stains and many of them can also wear away the enamel that protects your teeth's more sensitive dentin and pulp layers.

Fortunately, CustMbite has developed a Teeth Whitening Kit and a Gentle Whitening Foam. The foam is made of a less-concentrated solution of carbamide peroxide than other whitening products, so it is less likely to cause your teeth to react with excessive sensitivity. Let's look at a few of the reasons why whitening teeth may hurt and how CustMbite's Whitening Foam can ease your concerns.

Why does whitening your teeth hurt?

Years ago, when teeth whitening was not as precise as it is now, abrasive ingredients were used. These abrasives broke down the protective tooth enamel layer and exposed the dentin and even the pulp layers of the tooth. This damage caused severe tooth sensitivity.

Fortunately, teeth whitening products have improved since then. CustMbite's foam whitening solution is better quality, more effective, and a much more gentle way to whiten your teeth compared to the first teeth whiteners on the market. Does whitening your teeth hurt with our product? No!

You may notice that we don't offer a UV light as some providers of teeth whitening products do. That's because the UV light, used with the whitening foam, could increase the pain. Plus, there's no proof that indicates UV lights achieve better whitening results.

How does the gentle foam whitener work to whiten my sensitive teeth?

If you already suffer from teeth sensitivity, our gentle foam whitener is the perfect product for you.

When you first receive your CustMbite Teeth Whitening Kit and Gentle Foam Whitener, you will mold the two whitening trays to match your exact upper and lower bites. This will help keep the foam away from the soft tissue of your gums, which could cause additional pain and damage.

Does whitening your teeth hurt with our gentle foam and whitening trays? Not at all. And it's easy to mold the trays to your teeth—it only takes 2 minutes. Plus, there's no worry about messy boil-and-bite processes. You just use a microwave, a bowl of cold water, and a paper towel to custom-fit your teeth whitening trays.

Unlike many products, which can contain up to a 44% solution of hydrogen peroxide, our whitening foam contains an 8% solution of carbamide peroxide. If you're worried that this lower percentage means your teeth won't get as white, don't be. Your teeth will get just as white as they would with a harsher peroxide solution.

One difference is, because of its gentleness, you can wear the foam whitener with your whitening trays all night long, up to eight hours. This means the carbamide peroxide that is in the foam is working on breaking down stains on your teeth for much longer than would be possible with harsher solutions. It doesn't mean that your teeth will become more sensitive.

If you don't want to sleep with the whitener on your teeth, you can use it a number of times a day in shorter bursts for the same effect. Either way, the foam has a great minty taste that will leave your mouth feeling fresh and your teeth looking white and beautiful.

Where can I get the best teeth whitener for sensitive teeth?

So does teeth whitening hurt no matter what? Not with CustMbite. The CustMbite Gentle Foam Whitener is made entirely in the United States, so you can rely on it being of the highest quality. To keep your whitening trays clean, pick up our All Natural Oral Appliance Cleaner, which is an easy-to-use, fresh-tasting cleaner made of natural ingredients like tea tree oil, menthol oil, and distilled H2O.

Order the best teeth whitening kit for sensitive teeth and the gentle foam whitener online today and share your bright, white smile with everyone you meet!

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Reviewed by:

Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD

Monroe Elkin got a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy at Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York. He then earned a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Rutgers School of Dentistry in Newark New Jersey. Dr. Elkin owned and operated his own dental practices for 29 years where he specialized in treating oral injuries for athletes, fabricated custom fitted mouth guards and performed both general and trauma dentistry for athletes at Wagner College as dentist for the athletic department. He also performed cosmetic dentistry including implants, crown and bridges, bonding and endodontics. Dr. Elkin has been a part of 3 publications and has held various positions volunteering for organizations that are about sports dentistry and oral care.

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