Why We Shouldn’t do Whitening Treatments at Home
Every day people choose to whiten their teeth with homemade treatments taking on numerous risks.
Many times our desires to achieve a slimmer body, a prettier skin or just to feel more attractive in general make us do reckless acts that contrary to what we would think will not help us reach our goals but instead could highly damage our health.
One of the most common homemade procedures is whitening treatments. Everyone knows a family remedy that claims to whiten our teeth but, do we really know if they actually work and if they are harmless to our health? Probably not.
More often than not we end up paying the consequences for cheap methods, and in the case of homemade whitening treatments this happens 90% of the times. These treatments tend to use ingredients that instead of whitening the teeth they wear out the enamel, and could cause cavities, tooth sensibility or even tooth loss in extreme cases.
Some of the procedures that surf the web use baking soda, oxygenated water, lemon or vinegar, that are abrasives that scratch and wear out the enamel and although it seems as if they have whitened them, it is just a temporary effect. What these methods really do to our teeth is to increase tooth sensibility that intensifies as we lose the enamel, which it is the natural protection of our teeth against external factors, and once you lose it, it will not regenerate.
Professional tooth whitening is one the most requested procedures around the world. When we speak about personal image the smile is one of the most important features and this treatment achieves safely and efficiently whiter teeth with a more uniform color. This aesthetic procedure is done with two to three hydrogen peroxide concentrations in the clinic, maximized with a led lamp. After the procedure is done, every night during a week the patience must wear a flexible cast full of carbamide peroxide.
So, before putting yourself at risk doing one of these homemade remedies that claim to achieve a nuclear white for your teeth, take into consideration the short term and long term consequences that could cause you. To prevent upsetting results and to make sure that what you are doing will not damage your health and will be persistence, your best chance is to go to a specialist to do this or any treatment that could involve any risk.