Tooth Whitening Catastrophes to Avoid

Tooth Whitening Catastrophes to Avoid

Tooth Whitening Catastrophes to Avoid

Tooth whitening remains at the top of the list when it comes to dental procedures. In fact, if you asked most people what they disliked about their teeth they would probably say the color.

Your Richmond dentist Dr. Daniel Yeager agrees and thinks tooth whitening is an excellent solution. With that being said it’s important not to get carried away when it comes to other types of teeth bleaching.

According to Inspired Smiles your smile says a lot about you and your personality. It tells those around you that you care about who you are. White and light teeth tell the planet that you are a force to be reckoned with. However, sometimes people take things too far.

First and foremost teeth should always be taken care of by a dentist. In addition, teeth whitening must be monitored to avoid complications which in some cases could be permanent.

Tooth Whitening Catastrophes

Over the Counter Whitening Products

Because products from your local pharmacy don’t require a prescription you can use as much as you want when you want. If you don’t see your dentist on a regular basis you won’t be monitored either.  

Sadly the temptation to use too much too often overtakes common sense. When this happens the teeth might pay the price becoming chalky and almost see through.

Bleaching at the Mall

Definitely a miss, Bleaching at the mall isn’t a good idea. In fact, it is downright dangerous if the work isn’t performed by a licensed dentist in Richmond.

Dr. Victoria Yeager has heard the stories from patients who decided to have their teeth whitened by a kiosk at the mall.

One such case was from a girl who suffered the consequences as the supplier did not cover her gums before gel application and applied gel to her restorations as well. You can only imagine what happened.

Her restorations turned black because they are not made for bleaching while some teeth had white patches. This truly horrific experience could have been avoided had she scheduled an appointment for professional teeth whitening in Richmond.

DIY Bleaching

Lemon juice and baking soda have long been touted as a DIY tooth whitening solutions. However, they are not to be trusted.

All citrus fruits are acidic and should never be applied directly to the teeth. While baking soda toothpaste is popular applying baking soda from your pantry isn’t the best idea as it can be much too abrasive.

Professional Solutions for a Safe Experience

If you want to keep your teeth safe call and schedule an appointment for professional tooth whitening in Richmond today.