While whitening can cause some tooth sensitivity, it is transient. Teeth sensitivity is normal and can be expected in most patients. The good news is sensitivity should subside in 48 hours or less.
For optimal results, you must not drink coffee, tea, Coke, or other tannic acid drinks for 48-72 hours after your treatment. Avoid dark colored sauces and foods. Anything that would stain your favorite white t-shirt is a hard pass for atleast 48 hours after your treatment.
Obviously, you will have a brighter, whiter smile. However, this is only part of the process. Because you have eliminated years of staining and darkening, you will have more confidence. You’ll smile more openly and experience a higher quality of life as a result.
Humans are social creatures, and not feeling confident in your smile can rob social situations of enjoyment. If your teeth are stained and yellow, you might have spent a lot of time avoiding situations where you might have smiled in front of strangers, or even spoken to new people. Teeth whitening can remove that obstacle, ensuring a happier, healthier life.