Why DIY teeth whitening is dangerous

Many people want to restore the whiteness of their teeth but believe that the dentist will be too expensive. Apart from different payment options that would comfortably fit your budget, there are other more compelling reasons not to whiten your teeth without the guidance of a dentist. Here are some of them:

  • It may compromise your smile – DIY teeth whitening solutions oftentimes consist of hydrogen peroxide. This agent, when applied too much, may wear away dentin, causing the enamel’s natural yellowish color to appear.
  • It may compromise your gums – Some home-made solutions also consist of baking soda. When used recklessly, its abrasive texture may scrub the gums and cause gum damage.
  • It may compromise your teeth – Teeth whitening solution that’s too acidic may cause the enamel to wear out easily. This could weaken the teeth and result in chipping and tooth decay.

Your teeth are important, and treatments for your teeth require the knowledge and experience of a professional. For your professional teeth whitening needs, consult with Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. by calling (512) 259-3365 today.