The Safest Methods of Whitening Teeth

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic procedures, but most people don't know that it can do more damage than good.

Although some products will give you whiter teeth, hidden side effects can cause weak and damaged teeth in the long run.

So, if you want to have healthier, whiter teeth, here are the safest methods to make your teeth sparkle.

  1. Non-Peroxide Products

Many teeth-whitening products contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. While these are effective ways of whitening teeth, they are also known to have adverse long-term side effects, like tooth sensitivity and weak teeth. Peroxide damages your protective layer of tooth enamel, and it can also cause gum irritation.

So, choosing a peroxide-free product is the safest way to ensure your teeth become not only whiter but stronger, too.

  1. Gel Products with Well-Fitted Trays

Although most gel products contain peroxide, the non-peroxide products are effective and safer. When you purchase a gel product, you'll receive a tray and one or several gel refills.

You squeeze the gel into the tray, then set the tray in your mouth for a certain amount of time. When purchasing a tray, it's important you use a well-trusted brand with trays that will fit properly.

When you use dental trays that fit your teeth, they prevent the gel from oozing out and irritating your gums.

  1. Whitening Strips

Over-the-counter whitening strips tend to be a cheaper option, and they're known to be effective. Again, the safest options avoid peroxide. Always read the ingredients before using any teeth-whitening product.

  1. Teeth-Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash

One of the best ways to help whiten your teeth is to perform daily maintenance with teeth-whitening toothpaste and mouthwash. Check the ingredients before you buy them to ensure they don't contain peroxide. And know that you always want to choose a toothpaste that has fluoride. 

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