Not All Teeth Whitening Products are the Same: Ask a Dentist First

Having a smile that lightens the room is the goal of many. In fact, people will go to just about any lengths to get those sparkling teeth like a movie star. However, before you use any teeth whitening products over-the-counter, you should always have these products approved by your dentist.

While some whitening products on the market have big promises, many of them can be damaging to your enamel. Cost doesn’t always determine the better products either. It takes a few minutes to get the opinion of your dentist, and it can save your teeth.

Damaging Products

Surprisingly, some products can cause infections in your mouth. Additionally, the chemicals used in these whitening agents can cause periodontal diseases and even poisoning? It is imperative that you are aware of what you are putting in your mouth. It may seem harmless, but there are countless cases where people have done more harm than good while whitening their teeth.

Seek Approval

Did you know that both the American Dental Association and the Food and Drugs Administration approve teeth whitening products? Regardless of who makes it or how much it costs, make sure it has their seal of approval on the box. Just because a product is on the store’s shelves doesn’t mean it has received their endorsement.

Products that have been approved have gone through vigorous testing to ensure their safety. If you are using any products that has not received their commendation, you are taking a chance with your oral health.

Lastly, the first time you use a tooth whitening product, you should have a dental hygienist or dentist supervise. If you want to get the best results, you need to use the whitening products correctly.

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