When tooth whitening becomes unsafe
Professional tooth whitening is a complex procedure which involves the use of powerful chemicals that can do harm to your teeth and gums if not used properly. It’s for this reason that tooth whitening carried out in the wrong hands is so dangerous.
Due to the strong chemicals, when tooth whitening goes wrong it can cause the following issues:
Chemical burns to the gums
Blisters on the gums
Ulceration of the gums, mouth and throat
Putting your smile in danger is never worth the risk. There are two main sources of unsafe tooth whitening; DIY treatments performed at home, and illegal treatments by unqualified people. It is important that you are aware of these and avoid going down the potential harmful route.
DIY tooth whitening at home
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