The Risks of DIY Teeth Whitening

The availability of over-the-counter teeth whitening products makes obtaining a whiter and brighter smile seem like an easy task. However, there are several reasons to consider seeing your general dentistry provider for professional teeth whitening, instead. For example, teeth whitening kits that you can purchase from the drug store can take weeks or longer to provide you with the outcome that you desire, while professional whitening can offer immediate results.

Another factor to consider is that there can be some risks associated with DIY teeth whitening. For example, if you have undiagnosed gum disease, then you may unknowingly aggravate this condition by whitening your teeth at home. Also, DIY whitening kits use trays that are not custom-made, meaning that they may not fit your mouth in a way that is as comfortable as you would like. Finally, teeth whitening can cause tooth sensitivity and gum irritation, and your dentist will be able to speak with you about these risks, as well as your range of whitening options.

Eagle Falls Dentistry specializes in providing general dentistry and in office teeth whitening in Bloomingdale, IL. For more information, please feel free to contact us by calling (630) 894-5992.

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