Pearly whites can come with a price and before going in for any DIY teeth whitening treatments or over-the-counter products that promise to enhance the look of your teeth, let us talk about teeth whitening 33308 in general and what you should expect.

The Industry of Teeth Whitening

By 2024, the teeth whitening business is expected to become a $7.4 billion industry. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Americans alone spend a whopping $1.4 billion on over-the-counter teeth whiteners to bleach away the stains from coffee, red wine, cigarettes, and natural aging. 

How Whitening Strips Can Damage Your Teeth

Preliminary research presented at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology suggests that whitening strips could be damaging teeth beneath the surface. Our teeth are made of three layers: the outer white enamel layer, the underlying dentin layer (composed of proteins namely collagen), and the pulp in the center that houses nerves, connective tissues that bind the tooth to our gums, and blood vessels. The active ingredient in whitening products (hydrogen peroxide) could be damaging to that protein-rich dentin layer. 

Why it’s Sensible to Pay for Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments

Overuse of teeth whitening strips or over-the-counter teeth whitening products can lead to increased tooth sensitivity and/or gum irritation. It can be quite painful and can last for several days. It also damages teeth through demineralization and dehydration. Dentists recommend getting your teeth whitening done by a professional to mitigate risks of incorrect use. This is also to avoid accidental swallowing of the bleaching agent that can irritate your throat that causes nausea and stomach irritation. 

Interested in Whitening Your Teeth?

If you decide to whiten your teeth, you should consult a dental professional from Stanton Smiles for honest and informed advice before undergoing any treatment. Stanton Smiles provides teeth whitening 33308 treatments and other dental services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.