DEC 01

Why You should Avoid DIY Teeth Whitening

by Jason Downey
Tagged with: Dental Technology

DIY teeth whitening is nowadays more common than ever before. You can find these products in a variety of brands and styles. While over-the-counter teeth whitening can often yield positive results, they also bring about a variety of oral health risks. As such, we strongly recommend the use of our professional teeth whitening service over that of the DIY alternative.

At Jason L. Downey DDS, we're proud to provide a professional teeth whitening service to those around Las Vegas. With Dr. Downey and his experienced team, you can rest easy knowing your teeth whitening treatment will be done with quality and superior care. Call us today if you're seeking professional teeth whitening! Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about why you should avoid DIY teeth whitening.

Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

You can find dozens of different over-the-counter teeth whitening products today. Each of these products promises a fast and easy means to a whiter smile. But without the facilitation of a professional, these products are often misused in a way that becomes dangerous to your oral health, if not cosmetically displeasing. With universal whitening trays, many people end up with uneven results. There might be an obvious yellow line where the whitening trays didn't fit, or a splotchy effect on the teeth from uneven distribution of the active ingredient.

Beyond cosmetics, there are some oral health risks that arise with DIY teeth whitening. With overuse of the active ingredient, it's possible that gum shrinking can occur. Further, if you have any damaged teeth, the active ingredient (usually bleach or peroxide) can reach the sensitive pulp of your teeth and cause tooth pain or damage. There have also been reports in the past that these products caused stomach aches due to the ingestion of the product's active ingredient.

Part of what makes DIY teeth whitening so risky is that it's done without the facilitation of a professional. While many of these products are safe when used properly, it's easy to misuse over-the-counter teeth whitening products on your own.

Professional Teeth Whitening

At the office of Jason L. Downey DDS, we offer a few different options for those seeking professional teeth whitening. We have both an in-office whitening system and several options for safe and effective take-home whitening treatments. Regardless of which treatment option you choose, you can rest assured knowing your treatment will be professionally facilitated by Dr. Downey, and thus you'll be able to avoid the numerous risks associated with DIY teeth whitening products.

Contact Jason L. Downey DDS Today!

If you're interested in our professional teeth whitening service, don't hesitate to contact Jason L. Downey DDS today! You can call us at 702-871-4903 to schedule a consultation. You can also contact us here.

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