Is teeth whitening really safe?
Have you ever considered teeth whitening, only to back out due to being informed that the process could be harmful to your dental health? Teeth whitening has become a phenomenon over the past several years. Teeth whitening is arguably one of the fastest, most affordable ways to improve the look of your smile, whether you choose to do it at home or at your dentist. But many people are concerned about the safety of teeth whitening. Why?
Why do people think teeth whitening is unsafe?
Teeth whitening has helped many people achieve a brilliant white smile. The treatment can help to improve self-esteem and boost confidence levels.
The reported dangers associated with teeth whitening usually result from the misuse of at-home products. In reality, whether using a home whitening treatment or going the professional route, the dangers can be very minimal.
As long as you use the whitening product in the correct manner according to the directions, it can be easy to enjoy a clean and healthy smile, risk free. The dangers associated with whitening that may cause serious issues are most likely to occur if you use a whitening product more often than you should, or if you have left the solution on longer than the instructions recommend.
Avoid the dangers
In order to decrease the chances of having a negative teeth whitening experience, start by practicing good oral health. A good oral care routine that includes brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day can help get your teeth prepared for treatment.
One of the most common issues with whitening products is damage to the inside of a tooth due to the whitening material seeping into an unfilled cavity or crack. If you have any of these issues that have not been taken care of by a professional, you may want to make an appointment with your dentist first before starting the whitening process.
Do it safely. Do it well
Now that you know how to avoid the common pitfalls, you can start reviewing products and services and comparing prices to find the best treatment option based on you own teeth whitening needs. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, we think it’s a good idea to go in for a quick check-up before you decide to whiten your teeth so that your dentist can resolve any dental health issues and you can get the best results.
If you have any questions, schedule a phone call and we’ll help you find answers