How DIY Teeth Whitening Can Affect Your Health

happy woman smiling looking beautiful and elegant Whitening your teeth at home has become increasingly popular in recent years. Several DIY kits are available on the market that promises to give you brighter teeth without visiting the dentist. However, before you try one of these kits, it’s crucial to understand how they can affect your health. 

DIY teeth whitening kits can cause dental health problems, such as tooth sensitivity, gum irritation, and enamel damage. They can also make existing dental problems worse. They can give you professional advice on the best way to achieve brighter teeth without causing damage to your oral health. If you’re considering using a DIY kit, speak to your dentist first.

The Side Effects of DIY Teeth Whitening

While many DIY teeth whitening methods are available, they must be aware of the potential side effects before using them. Some of the most common side effects of DIY teeth whitening include:

Sensitivity: One of the most common side effects of teeth whitening is increased sensitivity. This is because the bleaching agents used in DIY teeth whitening can cause the enamel on your teeth thinner, making them more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.

Irritation: Another common side effect of DIY teeth whitening is irritation of the gums and lips. Usually, this results from the bleaching agents contacting these sensitive tissues.

Damage to tooth enamel: Over time, the bleaching agents used in DIY teeth whitening can damage the enamel on your teeth. Over time, this can lead to tooth decay and other problems.

Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to the bleaching agents used in DIY teeth whitening products. Consequently, this can cause irritation, redness, and swelling of the lips, gums, and throat. If you experience these symptoms, stop using the product immediately and see a dentist.

Contact Us for a Consultation 

The ZOOM! whitening system is administered by our qualified dentist to achieve maximum results with the least potential for side effects. It’s best to schedule an in-office treatment with the ZOOM! system if you want a bright and beautiful smile. During a single visit, your teeth can become six to ten shades whiter.

Find out more about teeth whitening by calling 702-737-3553 today. Nevada Dental Esthetics serves the area in Summerlin, Spring Valley, and nearby Nevada cities.

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