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Does Whitening Your Teeth Have Side Effects?

What is the number one most requested cosmetic procedure in America today? If you guessed Botox injection, you’re wrong.

Teeth-whitening procedures are actually the number one requested cosmetic service in the United States today. Americans reportedly spent over a million dollars on over-the-counter teeth-whitening products within the last year. Those figures do not take into account the number of people who seek whitening procedures from a dental professional.

Tooth whitening is the process by which bleach, or another chemical agent, is applied to a person’s teeth in order to help remove stains and discoloration, making them appear brighter. The procedure can be done in a dentist’s office, or at home using special over-the-counter whitening kits.

Tooth-whitening procedures work best on surface, or extrinsic, stains. Those are the kinds of stains which are produced by drinking too many dark-colored drinks (coffee, tea, red wines, and cola), smoking or chewing tobacco, or through the aging process. It is possible for teeth to have what is known as an intrinsic stain. That is a stain that actually occurs within the tooth itself. These kinds of stains can be caused by a number of things: overuse of fluoride products as a child, usage of antibiotics in children under age 8 and use of antibiotics by a mother who is in the second half of her pregnancy. Various forms of trauma also can result in intrinsic stains. Tooth-whitening procedures do not have a great track record when it comes to handling intrinsic stains.

While the end result can be pleasing to the eye, there still are questions concerning the safety of tooth-whitening procedures, especially if they are repeatedly performed.

The two most commonly-occurring side effects from tooth whitening products and procedures are increase in tooth sensitivity and irritation of the mouth and gums. Both side effects are generally temporary and will disappear within a few days, but can be quite painful to endure while present.

Another risk of overusing tooth-whitening products is the onset of early decay. Most products – whether the kind used by a dental professional or the over-the-counter variety – are intended to be used just once annually. Using them more frequently can soften the enamel on teeth, which can make the tooth more susceptible to decay.

Softened enamel also can cause another serious problem: the thinning out of the tooth. Some people who overuse tooth-whitening products actually thin out the layers of their teeth, making them more prone to breakage and other serious issues.

So how does one know if a tooth-whitening procedure or product is safe?

Most bleaching products used in dental offices consist of 10 percent carbamide and/or 35 percent hydrogen peroxide. Those products have been tested and approved as safe by the American Dental Association (ADA). While many over-the-counter products have sought the ADA’s seal of approval, none have received it. Does that mean all over-the-counter products are unsafe? No. However, the ADA does not endorse any at-home products because it believes that a professional dentist should be consulted before any procedure is performed.

The 4 Best Teeth Whiteners I've Actually Tried and Loved

As a beauty editor, I am #blessed with access to virtually every new product and gadget that's about to hit the market-and that includes tooth-whitening products. And, over the years, I've tested "˜em all (more or less), which makes me the ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:51:00 GMT

Cheaper Teeth Whitening Options Could Cause Long Term Damage

People are being left in "excruciating pain" after receiving illegal teeth-whitening from beauticians, a BBC report has revealed. Undercover footage from the broadcaster uncovered one London beautician was using a chemical containing 25% hydrogen ...

Published:  Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:30:00 GMT

Report explores the teeth whitening products industry

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Published:  Tue, 06 Feb 2018 01:00:00 GMT

This Might Be the Cheapest Way to Whiten Your Teeth Ever

You can consider professional teeth whitening a financial investment. Like Botox and lasers, this cosmetic procedure isn't usually covered under insurance, and therefore, the quest to pearly whites can cost you a pretty penny, or around $600. At-home ...

Published:  Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:57:00 GMT

What a celebrity dentist wants you to know about teeth whitening

We all covet the classic Hollywood smile, but getting whiter teeth requires some commitment. While the high street is stocking more and more quick-fix whitening kits, the most effective - and safest - option remains the professional route; an in-clinic ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:48:00 GMT

Think Bizzle & Smile Introduces New Revolutionary Dream Gleam Teeth Whitening Kit

(MENAFN Editorial) Whether planning a night out on the town or preparing for a major business meeting, it's important to look one's best. Clothes, makeup, and accessories play a huge role in who people are, but seldom do people think of a smile as being ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:40:00 GMT

8 products that are perfect for taking care of sensitive teeth

The same goes for sugary and acidic foods, which may also trigger pain. Things like teeth whitening, flossing, and other basic dental hygiene practices can become difficult for those with sensitive teeth. They want a clean mouth and white teeth ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:52:00 GMT

Illegal teeth whitening caused 'excruciating pain'

Media captionThe General Dental Council has warned the number of reports of illegal procedures being carried out is rising A number of beauticians in London are performing illegal teeth-whitening procedures, which can leave patients in crippling pain if ...

Published:  Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:49:00 GMT

8 Teeth-Whitening Foods To Eat For A Beautiful Smile (Says Science)

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Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:47:00 GMT

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