03 Jul Myths about teeth whitening
If you are considering a teeth whitening procedure, it is likely that you have given it a great deal of thought. What is also likely is that you have stumbled across some of the articles online that have done nothing more than create further doubt in whether you should get the procedure. So in this article we will debunk a couple of common myths you may have heard about your teeth whitening procedure.
1. Whitening your teeth will make them look unnatural – We have all seen the salesmen whose teeth are just TOO white. But will professional teeth whitening leave you with looking like this? The answer is No. When you get your teeth whitened by a professional, you will have full control of the shade of your teeth. There’s also a finite level of whitening that can be achieved, and this usually depends on what shade your teeth were when you started.
2. You can whiten your teeth with charcoal paste – You may have seen pictures online of people washing their teeth with a dark charcoal paste. This method involves charcoal being mixed with water and paste. However, there is no solid evidence that is is an effective way to whiten teeth. This could lead to an abrasive effect on the tooth leading to sensitivity and irreversible damage. Which brings us to our 3rd myth
3. Teeth whitening will cause extreme sensitivity – Overall, teeth whitening shouldn’t hurt. If this is the case, you should stop the treatment you are using. Teeth whitening can cause a little bit of sensitivity, but nothing that should cause extreme discomfort. You should use a sensitive teeth toothpaste 2 to 3 times a day and after brushing your teeth spit out but don’t rinse out your mouth. You can even place the sensitive toothpaste into the bleaching trays to help with sensitivity.
4. You can use whitening toothpaste – While some of these whitening kinds of toothpaste and gums may have whitening chemicals in them, they are too weak to have an effect and will not match the techniques offered by a trained professional.
Teeth whitening is a process that should leave you feeling confident and empowered. You only get one set of adult teeth, and we all want to look the best that we can, so to avoid disappointment and wasting your money, we recommend going to a provider that knows exactly what they are doing.