Submitted by throwsisteraita t3_z3kjda in tifu

literally want to scream right now. I used opalescence last week and have had some sensitivity on my two front teeth. I read that applying a small amount of sensodyne to my trays for an hour would help, so I did so but only about 10-15 mins. Apparently my trays must have had whitening in them because my teeth are dehydrated now where you can see the white spots. Meaning I’ve accidentally “whitened” my teeth (opened up tubules) and for the next two to three days can’t have acidic or sugary foods, or foods that can stain. I am honestly about to lose my mind lol.

Moderators are saying I need to hit 750 characters, I guess if anyone is a dentist or dental hygienist and has any advice for me let me know :/

TLDR accidentally whitened my teeth on thanksgiving meaning my foods will be restricted for 2-3 days



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jumpsteadeh t1_ixn2otm wrote

Just eat weird. Cut everything with a knife and fork, then open your gob as wide as you can and chuck the food to the back. Look at the sky and chew with your mouth open.


ThundaTed t1_ixnbr7g wrote

Follow this with a guttural howl at the moon to complete the image. Lol.


Tofubrocloud t1_ixnjoc3 wrote

That's how I had to eat when I got a tooth pulled lmao


Citadelvania t1_ixmarqp wrote

This is reddit there has to be a subreddit for this. Looks like you can try... r/askdentists


throwsisteraita OP t1_ixmay08 wrote

I have a few times this past week and it won’t post :(


bitchfayce t1_ixml6wr wrote

Drink a lot of water. I did this a few days before my sisters wedding AND the peroxide seeped into my gums. It looked like necrosis! Oh god it was awful. Just be careful. Eat soft foods, and hopefully it will go away overnight! Mo mashed potatoes for you. I was good by the wedding!! Have hope!!


throwsisteraita OP t1_ixmpm96 wrote

Yes! Going to do that, have already started drinking a lot bc I thought that might help. Do you mean that the sensitivity went away by the wedding or the discoloration?


bitchfayce t1_ixmrtgk wrote

Both! Had a steak dinner and a ton of red wine and lived to tell the tale. (My teeth are quite good)


donutsandhorses t1_ixnc8im wrote

Not a dentist, but if you can find a toothpaste with calcium phosphate in it that could help, brush very gently and spit but don't rinse, or even just rub a little on. Chew sugarless gum (xylitol) to keep your saliva flow up, it'll help with remineralization. When you're not using other products try a fluoride mouth rinse or a little toothpaste to keep high fluoride concentration in your mouth - basically any time you are not actively eating or drinking try to have fluoride available in your mouth to help rebuild enamel.


RetroReactiveRuckus t1_ixnnza2 wrote

Might wanna make sure nothing in the whitening product and sensodyne interacts. With your teeth or the tray.


grumble11 t1_ixo2301 wrote

Just use tubule-blocking toothpaste. Sensodyne, brush two full minutes and don’t rinse. Or Sensodyne with Novamin, even better.


Prind25 t1_ixo9iqq wrote

Just pull out all your teeth. No teeth, no problem.


Juls_Santana t1_ixnvd3h wrote

Throw your food in the freezer and go play some games or sumthin.

You'll live.