Many of us wants to have whiter teeth and beautiful confident smile, but also worry about whether it will cause any problem to our teeth or health. So, is Teeth Whitening safe? Rest assured, the dental professional who produced the whitening products have evaluated the safety of Teeth Whitening over the years. Teeth Whitening is both safe and effective. Also, keep in mind that there might be some side-effects. It’s important to have your teeth whitening done by your dentist, this is because dentist can check your current condition and assess your risks.
The active ingredient of the Whitening gel is Carbamide peroxide which then becomes hydrogen peroxide, which break down the larger colour molecules into smaller ones, hence your teeth colour is lightened. There three areas to concern depend on whether its in-office or at-home type.
Firstly, your gum, if whitening gel touches your gum, an irritation can develop, your dentist will protect your gum with special barrier before the procedure; secondly, your teeth, teeth with decay, broken filling or gum issues will cause more sensitivity and discomfort, your dentist will be able to address these issues first; your restorations, whitening gel will not destroy your fillings, crowns and bridges, but their colour can not be altered by the gel.
It’s the safest practice to have your Teeth Whitening procedure done in the dental office by your dental professionals. Put your smile in the hands of your dentist, you shall achieve the smile you want.