Teeth Whitening Mistakes To Avoid

When people get ready to leave the house, one of the last things many of them do is to throw on some accessories to make a statement. What if there was one accessory that you simply had to flash in order to make your appearance “pop” and stand out? A bright white smile is one of the most attractive accessories that anyone can wear. You can take years off your appearance and make yourself appear more attractive by simply having a beautiful smile to wear and show off. Teeth whitening procedures and products are popular among Americans, with many people choosing professional whitening treatments or at-home products.

While professional teeth whitening procedures will produce the best results, many people choose to use at-home whitening products for the lower cost and convenience. It is true that these products can offer results, but it is important to avoid common mistakes that can damage your smile.

People often miss the simplest way to avoid damaging their teeth because they forget the role that their dentist plays in their oral health. Not asking your dentist before you choose to whiten your teeth at home is a big mistake. Your dentist knows the state of your teeth and your oral health. There are simply times when your teeth may not be healthy enough for whitening, and if you do not know this ahead of time, you can permanently damage your smile.

Using at-home whitening products incorrectly or inappropriately is also another main cause of damage to the teeth. Many people mistakenly assume that leaving a whitening product on “just a little longer” will boost the effects and whiten their teeth faster. In fact, opposite results can occur. Many people are left with uneven whitening, white spots on their teeth and gums, weakened tooth enamel that has a grayish hue, and extreme tooth sensitivity that affects them every time they eat or drink. By using whitening products as instructed, people can have success – but it does require reading the directions and following them!

Another common mistake is that people try a “one size fits all” approach. If using whitening trays is your method of choice, it is imperative that you have custom trays made for your mouth. Otherwise, the whitening gel will ooze out of trays that are too small or the whitening gel will not cover all of your teeth in trays that are too large.

Contact Clover Smile Studio to learn more.

Posted on behalf of Clover Smile Studio

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