How Over The Counter Teeth Whiteners Can Damage Your Teeth

How Over The Counter Teeth Whiteners Can Damage Your Teeth

A bright smile has always been something to strive for.

You’ve seen the TV and magazine ads featuring models with blindingly white teeth and you’ve no doubt wondered how you can achieve the same results without the large price tag. If you’ve been considering turning to over-the-counter teeth whitening products, think again. Those whitening strips and fancy products may actually be doing more harm than good.

The Effects of Over-The-Counter Whitening Products On Your Teeth

The low price point may seem enticing, but the long-term damage will cost you a lot more in the long run. There are many reasons to step away from the pretty packaging and promises of a “better smile for less.” 

To start, you don’t know where these products are coming from. Whitening products bought online are a huge risk because they could be coming from anywhere. This means that anyone could be making these products and putting anything in them. You would be taking a chance of the product whitening your teeth by one shade, 10 shades or not at all. 

In addition to your wallet taking a hit, your enamel is seriously compromised. Products like charcoal toothpaste that promise a “deep clean” for your teeth actually scrub away your enamel, leaving your teeth to fend for themselves against bacteria and temperature sensitivity. Little pleasures like enjoying ice cream or hot chocolate come with serious pain without enamel to protect your teeth.

How to Whiten Your Teeth Safely

Getting the smile of your dreams doesn’t have to be a risk. It’s as simple as a visit to Dr. Andrea Stevens where you will discuss what colour you want your teeth to be and whether or not you have any sensitivity in your mouth. After you have been told what the best whitening product is for you, you’ll start your journey to a dazzling smile with both in-office and take home treatments. 

Your smile is your signature. Show it off with treatments that are good for your health and good for your wallet in the long run.

 

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