Treating sensitivity during tooth whitening.

Van B. Haywood

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The most common side effect of tooth whitening is tooth sensitivity. There are a number of materials and techniques for reducing sensitivity. This article focuses on potassium nitrate applied either by brushing before initiating whitening or by application via a tray during whitening to reduce sensitivity. A detailed step-by-step procedure for managing hypersensitive patients is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Issue number9 Suppl 3
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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