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Why You Should Stop Using Homemade Whitening Treatments

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Why You Should Stop Using Homemade Whitening Treatments Professional whitening treatments can seem expensive. Therefore, many people may think that trying other, cheaper methods is a better option. However, this is not the case. Many of the DIY treatments can be damaging to your teeth and do very little in the way of whitening. People may also find that professional teeth whitening is not as expensive as they think. Below are some of the most common things used in an attempt to whiten teeth and the reasons why they are not a good choice.

Why You Should Stop Using Homemade Whitening Treatments

Why You Should Stop Using Homemade Whitening Treatments

There are various methods that people may use as DIY whitening. These might include things like bicarbonate of soda, table salt, lemon juice, or charcoal.

Bicarbonate Of Soda (a.k.a baking soda and bi-carb) may or may not have a slight effect on very mild stains, however, the damage it does to your teeth is much worse. The ingredients in this product can wear away at the enamel. Because enamel cannot repair itself it is vitally important that it is preserved. Using this method can also cause the teeth to become sensitive, which causes discomfort when there are changes in temperature. This could occur when eating, drinking, being out on a cold day, etc.

Lemon juice is very acidic. It is the acid in foods that causes erosion and decay. This is why it is important to limit the amount of acid that comes into contact with your teeth. Applying lemon juice directly onto the teeth is only going to result in damage to the enamel.

Activated charcoal is a very popular method for whitening teeth. However, because charcoal can be very abrasive it can cause the enamel to wear away, leaving the dentine layer exposed. Dentine is more yellowy in colour so it could end up having the opposite effect. Professional teeth whitening is specially designed to be gentle on the teeth while giving a whiter smile.

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If you would like to book in for a FREE tooth whitening consultation then please call our friendly reception team on 020 8003 4449. As well as teeth whitening we offer other stunning cosmetic dentistry treatments such as anti-ageing injections, dental veneers, and invisible braces. All our services and treatments are available to new and existing patients alike. We look forward to seeing you soon, here at Pearl Dental Clinic.

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book a FREE whitening consultation by calling us on 020 8003 4449 or emailing us or also by booking an appointment online.

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