July 30, 2015
by Kyrene Family Dental
No matter how seemingly easy and safe DIY teeth whitening seem to be, there are dangers involved. Each year, billions of dollars are spent by North Americans on products for the teeth. These days, toothpastes that bleach teeth have gained more popularity than any other type. It is probably safe to say that bleaching has reached its porcelain era. When it comes to teeth whitening, doing this yourself can be dangerous. Hazards of Whitening
With more and more trouble reported to dentist from DIY teeth whitening kits, one thing is becoming quite clear. One true hazard of DIY teeth whitening is that overusing these chemicals is the result of the pursuit of bleached perfection.
When it comes to DIY teeth whitening, there are dangers involved. For instance one survey of one hundred people done by the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 2002 revealed that half of the participants experienced sensitivity after using a whitening gel that was available over the counter. One out of twenty five participants experienced severe pain in the mouth.
Other side effects of DIY teeth whitening include uneven whiteness, blush enamel and gum irritation. If the chemicals manage to seep into unfilled cavities that users may not have known they had or seeped into cracked teeth, the internal painful damage can lead to a root canal. The damage that teeth whitening products that you do yourself tend to go away after a time, except for the cavities, as long as you stop with the chemical use.
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