Dangers of Hydrogen Peroxide for Teeth Whitening

Dangers of Hydrogen Peroxide for Teeth Whitening

Dangers of Hydrogen Peroxide for Teeth Whitening

Dangers of Hydrogen Peroxide for Teeth Whitening

Dangers of Hydrogen Peroxide for Teeth Whitening

Dangers of Hydrogen Peroxide for Teeth Whitening

We would all like to have an unforgettable smile, and whitening is certainly a quick and convenient way to improve the appearance of teeth. This cosmetic solution is so popular that millions of people attempt to find a home remedy that will remove stains. Suggestions for DIY treatment range from commercial strips to the use of easily found products like hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. 

While we understand the desire for quick, affordable teeth whitening, we want to help our patients avoid the dangers of home treatment. If you live near Worcester and want results through a safe process, contact Levenson Smile.

ISN'T ALL WHITENING DONE WITH PEROXIDE?

There is a long history behind the whitening treatments provided by your experienced dentist. Humans have attempted to keep teeth bright for centuries. Ancient treatments involved abrasive and acidic substances like vinegar and pumice. When you think about it, this is not much different from the use of lemon or peroxide with baking soda. If the solution didn't work for ancient Egyptians, it will not work today. Long ago, people learned that the continual use of such materials significantly weakened tooth structure, leaving them vulnerable to decay, fracture, and other conditions.

Alternatively, whitening at home with commercial strips may be only slightly effective. Individuals who have very light surface discoloration may be able to experience adequate lifting with a weaker peroxide solution. Most of our patients, however, want noticeable results that come only from professional grade whitening gel. Yes, this gel contains peroxide. Yes, it has higher amounts than commercial products. However, a precisely measured amount limits risk.

Patients of Levenson Smile in Worcester benefit from personal attention through which optimal results are achieved. We know you want to lift stains as quickly as possible but you also want to protect your teeth at the same time. Working with our team, you can plan in-office treatment, home whitening, or a combination of the two as needed to address your level of discoloration. 

It is possible to have an unforgettable smile. See what can be accomplished with professional teeth whitening in Worcester. Call 855.849.8255 to schedule your visit with Dr. Levenson. 

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