You may have read about DIY whitening on the internet, but according to dental specialists, the self-appointed treatment might have a negative impact on your overall outcome.
Whitening teeth at home using lemon juice and a baking soda mixture is one method, baking soda has an advantage to minimize acidic effect. Yet, it is the lemon juice that can erode enamel, the outer layer of a tooth due to its property that is acidic. Erosion of the tooth’s surface can result from acidic contents such as acidic foods, as WebMD reports. In fact, the acid levels in lemon juice can be compared to the one in cola.
It’s regularly a part of the ingredients in teeth whitening kits. This can not only that gum discomfort, if can also worsen your tooth’s state. The FDA suggests that only 3.5% of hydrogen peroxide be used for bleaching teeth; but the materials used for teeth whitening at home is generally unsupervised, individuals could really use more than the regulated sum that the American Dental Association suggests.
Experts have determined that teeth the whitening procedure must be done by health professionals. In the UK, the BBC noted some of the teeth whitening kits featured prohibited substances such as sodium perborate, which can cause fetal abnormalities. As per the British Dental Association statement, teeth whitening kits from shops or online regularly neglect to list the chemical properties – which is a clear indication that the DIY process is dangerous.
A mouth guard is one of the tools often used in the teeth whitening process, but specialists are concerned with people’s lack of knowledge with regard to individuals who are using an un-fitted mouth guard. It can cause receding gums, as the roots could be reached by the hydrogen peroxide and irritate it, resulting in compound burns. Mouth guards should fit precisely to prevent gum injuries.
Dr. Arkady Pavlov, DDS, here at Arden Smile, recommends that you come in for a free consultation and discuss the merits of have it done in our office located at 2610 Ocean Parkway, Suite L1, Brooklyn, NY 11235.