Common misconceptions related to Dental Whitening
Dental Whitening or as it is commonly known as Teeth Whitening, has been an all time favorite for patients because of the results that it leads to. Everyone desires pearly white teeth because a smile is something that we notice when meeting new people. Stained teeth lead to the lack of self-confidence and this is why dental whitening has become the favorite dental procedure for many. However, there are certain myths related to dental whitening and this write-up will help you know them and be rest assured that this is an absolutely safe procedure.
Misconceptions related to dental whitening
Teeth whitening has a lot of side effects
Absolutely untrue!! The procedure is relatively safe. The kit that you buy from over the counter, make sure it is ADA (American Dental Association) approved. There might be times when you will feel sensitivity, gum irritation, and enamel erosion so in order to avoid that, make sure you speak with your dentist and choose products that will suit your gums.
All products are same
The dental whitening products are available in multiple varieties such as whitening kits, whitening trays, whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and a lot of others. All these products have their own chemical composition so it is better to consult a dentist before investing your money on them.
Dental Whitening results will last forever
Well, definitely not true!! The teeth whitening result lasts for a six months to maybe a year. However, you can regain the same pearly white teeth after they have stained because the prices of these teeth whitening kits are really affordable.
Dental Whitening kits evenly whiten the teeth
Every tooth is different and responds differently to whitening kits. For example, yellow teeth will easily whiten as compared to gray teeth. Moreover, if you have dental appliances such as dentures, crowns, and fillings even then the teeth won’t be evenly whitened.
The whitening toothpaste helps in bleaching teeth
The reason why dental whitening toothpaste whitens the teeth is because of the mild abrasives that are present in it. At the same time, some of the toothpaste also contain chemicals which help in whitening. Hence the fact that every whitening toothpaste contains bleaching agent is untrue. Not all, but only a few of them has it.
Dental Whitening causes cancer
This is one of the weirdest misconceptions that we have ever heard. The reason why people believe it is because dental whitening uses a lot of chemicals and we have a tendency to associate chemicals with cancer. The procedure does not cause cancer and the chemicals such as Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide, are absolutely safe.
So these were some of the misconceptions that we have cleared. Did you believe in any of it? Do mention in the comment.