I’ve been doing at-home whitening. Lately I’ve had pain on a tooth that I had dental bonding on. The bonding is kind of old-about 7 years old. Is the whitening weakening it or is the bonding in need of replacing?
Brooke L. – Minneapolis, MN
If the bond has weakened, the repair would likely fall off. In all likelihood, the pain is from a sensitive area on your tooth. Possibly a part that was once covered by the bonding, but has since become exposed.
Hopefully, you are doing your teeth whitening under the care of a dentist. You should tell your dentist about the pain and let him or her check out the issue. If it is a sensitive spot, your dentist can easily take care of the issue with a special coating. This will allow you to continue your whitening procedure without the pain.
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