A person’s smile is one of their most remarkable and look at feature. To make their smile more attractive, many people go through different dental cosmetic procedures. This often involves dental braces, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and many more. Teeth whitening is the most accessible process due to the existence of over-the-counter whitening kits at your local stores.
The prices tend to beat the prices provided by your dentist. The accommodation is bearable and the procedure is simple. Many people do not know is the convenience of these whitening kits only adds to the already increasing case of teeth-whitening obsession. This obsession is called bleachorexia. Teeth bleaching solutions usually contain peroxide, which in large amounts can irritate the gum until it recedes. In result, the teeth will become more brittle and unhealthier. The chemical also eats away at the tooth enamel, revealing the natural yellow undertone of the teeth. Instead of whitening, over-bleaching may result in darker-looking teeth.
People who want healthier, whiter teeth have different options for the procedure:
- In-Office Whitening Treatment, which is carried out by dentists and usually has faster results;
- Take-Home Whitening Kits, which dentists prescribe to patients either as support for in-office treatment or as the option itself;
The commercially manufactured, over-the-counter whitening kits usually do not have the approval of professional dental associations, so it is better to leave the process to the professionals.