People say a smile is the window to your soul. This helps explain why people want that million dollar smile. There are many people who do not like to show off their smile because of discolored teeth. Discolored teeth can give a rather older looking appearance of a person and mar their good facial features. The best way to remove discoloration and have that perfect smile is by going through a tooth whitening procedure.
By working with your dentist you can determine how they can best help you whiten your teeth either in-office or with at home bleaching. Some people will also try home remedies for tooth whitening instead of listening to their dentist’s recommendations. However, teeth whitening can have several side effects. Here is a look at some of the risks you need to be aware of, before you decide to take up teeth whitening:
* Many home remedies suggest using fruits, which have strong acidic properties to whiten teeth. Such food actually causes the tooth enamel to erode and the result is sensitive teeth that are more prone to decay.
* Dentists use a bleaching process to whiten teeth. The beaching solution contains Hydrogen Peroxide, which can sometimes irritate the teeth and gums.
* People using at home kits need to use the right quantity of bleaching solution on their teeth. If you do not pay attention to what is the right concentration and quantity of bleaching solution that you need to use when doing teeth whitening at home, the result can be painful and discomforting instead of being helpful. You also need to make sure you don’t overuse these materials.
* Teeth whitening can also cause gum irritation. Sometime patients are seen to experience sensations such as nausea, vomiting or a burning feeling as a result of ingesting teeth whitening solutions.
On the other hand tooth whitening can change a person’s smile if done right. To get the best possible result you need to work in conjunction with your dentist to make sure you obtain the best possible results. You also need to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough to do whitening.