Oral Health

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Posted by: XXX | 2012/04/20

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Sensitive Teeth and bleaching

Hi Doc

I''m 29 female and haven''t exactly been blessed with beautiful straight healthy strong teeth. At some stage of my life I wasn''t getting enough calcium (I was lactose intolerant and neglected taking calcium) that my teeth towards back are decalcified as per dentist verdict (cavities all fixed). I do smoke and drink alot of tea. My back decalcified teeth absorb stains like a sponge and the stains are very dark. Dentist said nothing can be done about it. My front teeth are ok but obviously yellowish in colour. My teeth are also very sensitive due to decalcification. I am using Elgydium toothpaste (R40 toothpaste for sensitive teeth) and also rinse my mouth with OraSalts...then my teeth get better...They get worse again if i drink fizzy drinks etc.

My question is (considering my sensitive teeth). If I was to stop smoking (only would consider bleaching if i didn''t smoke) and cut down on tea, would I be able to have the dentist bleach my teeth? I know, teeth become very sensitive after and since i already have sensitive teeth, would I be able to decrease the sensitivity a while after bleaching with my toothpaste and orasalts or I''m not a good canditdate as the sensitivity won''t improve with time after bleaching.

Thank you in advance

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

From what you say, you MAY not be a candidate for bleaching.
It is best to make that decision when you are ready AFTER consulting with your dentist.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012/04/21

From what you say, you MAY not be a candidate for bleaching.
It is best to make that decision when you are ready AFTER consulting with your dentist.

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