The Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

In the last few decades, teeth whitening has become a commonplace treatment for those who long for a brighter, whiter smile. Now in stores, you’ll see shelves of DIY, take-home teeth whitening kits, all of which promises an easy and inexpensive means to whiten your smile. While these products can certainly achieve some results, they also create cosmetic and health risks that could be easily mitigated by professional teeth whitening services.

Lone Mountain Family Dental is proud to provide a professional teeth whitening service for those around Las Vegas. Dr. Etman and his experienced team can help you whiten your teeth in a way that is safe, with greater results than the over-the-counter alternative. Before calling our Las Vegas office, keep reading to learn more about the dangers of DIY teeth whitening.

The Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products can create risks both for the cosmetics of your teeth as well as for your overall oral health. These products promise a cheaper, faster means to whiten your teeth. But that promise comes at a cost. Since these products aren’t personalized to match each person’s teeth, it’s common to see uneven results, like half-whitened teeth or obvious lines where the whitening trays ended.

Beyond cosmetics, the active ingredient in over-the-counter teeth whitening products can create risks for your teeth and gums. In fractured teeth, or in teeth with deep cavities, the whitening agent can permeate the root of a tooth and cause further damage or severe pain. The bleach can also affect the gums, getting under the gum line or in some cases having a shrinking effect around your teeth. In some cases, people who use DIY teeth whitening kits have reported having stomach pain from ingesting the whitening gel.

Why you Should Have Your Teeth Whitened Professionally

While you’re not guaranteed to have a negative experience with DIY teeth whitening, you can mitigate these issues altogether by seeking professional whitening services. Lone Mountain Family Dental offers both an in-office laser whitening treatment, and take-home trays. But whichever method you choose will be personalized and carefully facilitated by Dr. Etman, meaning you won’t have to worry about whether or not the treatment will be done to your liking, or to the liking of your oral health.

Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened with Lone Mountain Family Dental!

While those DIY teeth whitening kits are tempting, why not go for our sure-fire, professional teeth whitening service? You can call us at 702.655.9533 to schedule a consultation. You can also contact us here.

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