Safety Tips When Using Teeth Whitening Products

Published:September 11th, 2010

Teeth whitening products have become quite affordable and there are so many products on the market that anyone can choose one and use it at home. However, it is important to take a few precautions before using a teeth whitening products in order to get the best results.

The first thing you must know is that you have to follow the directions for the product exactly as they are detailed on the instructions that come with the product. You must be aware of the fact that teeth whitening products can cause tooth and gum sensitivity. In case you have gum inflammation or gum disease, you should postpone using a teeth whitening product. First, address these problems, preferable by visiting your dentist.

You should fill any cavities before using a teeth whitening product. If you experience increased teeth sensitivity, it is best to stop using the product and see your dentist. You also risk to get inflamed or irritated gum tissue if you use the product for a longer time than what is specified in the instructions.

For example, if you choose whitening strips, and they have to be left on your teeth for twenty minutes, do not leave them for a longer period of time, hoping to obtain better results. You should also be aware that if you have false teeth or crowns, the whitening products will not work on them. Only your real teeth will respond to the teeth whitening products as they are designed especially for them. You will have various shades on your teeth if you use teeth whitening products on false teeth.

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