In this era of social media; the internet has a lot of DIY treatments and dental procedures is not left out, especially when it comes to teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening is a dental treatment that makes the teeth whiter by going through some dental procedures.
Some of these DIY teeth whitening procedures has been trending on different social media pages especially on Tiktok.
These trends are very harmful to your teeth and General mouth health.
We understand that you are concerned about the color of your teeth and would want to improve the appearance but there are amazing and more healthier ways to achieve that in the dental clinic.
Don’t get it twisted; we are not trying to convince you to bring your money to us by visiting the clinic; but we want you to have the best and spend lesser.
Listen; even when you go for the DIY maybe because it’s cheaper; the funny thing is that it will give you a more dental problems later in life; which will definitely force you to come to the clinic.
Here are some of the DIY teeth whitening procedures that are trending which is harmful to your teeth;
Rinsing With Hydrogen Peroxide:
Hydrogen peroxide is one of the active ingredients used in professional teeth whitening in the dental clinic.
But recently some social media influencers has started showing and advertising their teeth after rinsing with Hudrogen Peroxide.
Note; even in teeth whitening materials used in the dental clinic; hydrogen peroxide has a maximum quantity that should be used, at least 6% in a concentrated form, but some of these people use as high as 37% to rinse their mouth.
This procedure will not only harm your teeth and your enamel but it will also burn your gums and soft tissues.
Using Apple Cider Vinegar
Combination of apple cider vinegar is very acidic, Apple cider vinegar is an extract of apple juice added with yeast, this process then turns the apple juice into an alcohol.
When used on the teeth can contribute a lot to tooth decay.
Using Baking Powder and Lemon
Using baking soda and lemon is one of the highly used method; it can remove your teeth stains; but it will highly destroy your teeth enamel.
This destruction can cause teeth sensitivity because the protective layer of your teeth is destroyed.
Baking soda is a very abrasive material and lemon has a high concentration of acid.
So; what should you do?
You really want to whiten your teeth; the major thing you should do for a healthier teeth whitening procure is by visiting your dentist. They will examine your teeth and help you choose the best procedure among the dental clinic whitening procedures.