6 TEETH WHITENING MYTHS DEBUNKED9th January 2020
Having pearly white teeth can make a huge different to not only your appearance but also your confidence and self-esteem. Your confidence isn’t built entirely on your appearance, but it is influenced by it and the power of a bright smile can help you feel more confident and capable in your everyday life.
However, there is a lot of misinformation out there about teeth whitening, especially on the web, which may make some reluctant to get the treatment.
MYTH 1: TEETH WHITENING CAUSES EXTREME SENSITIVITY
Teeth whitening can cause slight sensitivity, however there are ways to overcome this discomfort, such as using certain toothpastes etc. Discuss the options with us during your appointment and we will point you in the right direction of what you can use to combat sensitivity.
MYTH 2: ANYONE CAN PERFORM TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT
Teeth whitening is a form of dentistry and should only be performed by a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist. Some other businesses, such as beauty salons, may offer teeth whitening, however not only is this illegal (if there’s no dental professional present), but it may also put your teeth at risk.
We prescribe the safest and most effective whitening agents that can be used on teeth and as not everybody is suited to teeth whitening it is important to undergo an initial consultation with a dentist first.
MYTH 3: WHITENING WILL MAKE YOUR TEETH LOOK UNNATURAL
No-one wants a Ross from Friends moment! Don’t worry we avoid the unnatural look and help you select a shade that will look natural alongside your skin-tone and lip colour.
MYTH 4: TEETH WHITENING WILL DAMAGE YOUR ENAMEL
Not true. Plenty of studies have proven that teeth whitening does not damage the enamel, if the treatment is done safely and by dental professionals, only.
MYTH 5: ACTIVE CHARCOAL CAN WHITEN TEETH
While it might be tempting to try every new Instagram craze, it’s best to stick with science and the experts with this one. There’s not enough scientific gravitas to support whether or not charcoal works, so instead stick with the proven, safe treatments.
MYTH 6: RUBBING FRUIT ON YOUR TEETH CAN HELP TO REMOVE STAINS
Many people reach for the fruit bowl and attempt to use strawberries, lemons, even banana peels to try and get rid of stains on their teeth. This is not the most effective way to remove stains and actually harms your teeth as the acid from the fruit eats away at the layers of enamel on your teeth.
Instead visit our hygienists for a safe, stain removal.