The Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

People are attracted to the idea of fast, inexpensive teeth whitening. Go to the store and you’ll find shelves of DIY teeth whitening kits, each product promising a faster and simpler means to whitened teeth. While many people will find success with these products, they can also be potentially dangerous to your oral health.

At the practice of Robert Rosenfeld DDS, we are proud to offer a professional teeth whitening service for people around Solana Beach and San Diego. Dr. Rosenfeld and our highly experienced team can provide safe and personalized teeth whitening, without the risk of permanently harming your teeth. Before calling our office to schedule a teeth whitening appointment, learn more about the dangers of DIY teeth whitening.

Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

There are numerous risks that can result from the use of DIY teeth whitening kits. While these products might not be inherently dangerous, they are prone to misuse, overuse, and they’re not personalized to each customer like that of professional whitening services.

Cosmetically, DIY whitening kits can heed inconsistent results. Since these store bought products are not personalized to fit your teeth, it’s not uncommon that whitening trays fail to cover someone’s teeth entirely, resulting in a visible line where the whitening trays didn’t fit the teeth. These take-home kits can also result in uneven whitening, leaving obvious uneven blotches on your teeth.

But the risks to DIY teeth whitening can extend beyond cosmetics. These products can cause problems for your teeth, gums, and in some cases even your stomach. Bleach as an active ingredient can work to weaken the integrity of your enamel. So if you overuse these products, they can end up making your teeth more sensitive and vulnerable. If you have deep cavities or cracks in your teeth, the bleach can also cause heinous toothaches.

ZOOM! Teeth Whitening with Robert Rosenfeld DDS

With the ZOOM! whitening system, you can have your teeth personally and professionally whitened to guarantee that the process will yield beautiful, shiny results. The appointment doesn’t take long and the benefits are immediate. You’ll go home with a whiter smile. But if ZOOM! isn’t for you, then Dr. Rosenfeld also offers take-home trays that will fit your teeth better than those bought at a store.

Interested in Our Whitening Service?

Come on into our Solana Beach office for professional teeth whitening! You can call us at 858-755-1189 to schedule a consultation. You can also contact us here.