Teeth whitening is a multi billion pound industry.
We are all desperate for that Hollywood smile. We see the pearly whites of those celebrities that we love and it would seem that we would do anything to get a similar look, except visit the dentist! Today on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re looking at the truth about at home teeth whitening.
The Truth About At Home Teeth Whitening.
The question on everyone’s lips. In short, no. The truth about at home teeth whitening is that the kits from chemists do not contain enough of the whitening solution to make a lasting, visible difference. So essentially, you’re spending good money for minimal, temporary results.
What about ‘natural’ whitening?
We’ve seen some WILD attempts of home made whitening solutions, some of them are enough to make your skin crawl. From mixing turmeric with coconut oil and swishing it around, to crushing strawberries with baking soda and smearing the mix across your teeth, we’ve seen it all. Not only does this not work, methods like these can be extremely damaging to teeth and gums. At home ‘natural’ methods could belanding you in the dentist’s chair.
How do you get long lasting results?
Ultimately, to get amazing whitening results, you’ll need to go to the dentist. Legally, dentists and dental hygienists and nurses are the only people who are allowed to administer powerful whitening treatments. This is due to the high levels of whitening solution which cannot be bought online or over the counter.
Not only that, but they can provide you with the best information regarding aftercare and how to get the best results from your whitening treatment.
While it is more expensive, the results are fantastic and can last years if they are cared for properly. The amount that people will spend trying to get the same results at home is often more expensive than professional whitening all together!
Speak to your dentist!
The truth about at home teeth whitening, is that it is ineffective and has the potential to be unsafe. If you want a gorgeous white smile, speak to your dentist to see what whitening treatments are available. Your dentist will not perform teeth whitening on teeth that need a little TLC first, so it’s best to get any necessary reparatory/restorative work done first!
You can find a dentist in your area that offers safe and professional whitening Here.