Study: Some At-home Whitening Treatments May Cause Irritation
We all want white teeth that stand out for all the right reasons; however, many people are cursed with yellowish teeth that make them feel compelled to hide their smiles. To promote brighter, cleaner looking smiles, many consumers use at-home tooth-whitening products which make big claims. Unfortunately, a recent study suggests that these products don’t necessarily live up to manufacturer claims.
Study Yields Disappointing Results
An international nonprofit organization recently performed a review of common at-home teeth-whitening products. After, pouring over more than 400 previous studies, the organization finally settled on 25 that met its strict standards. Ultimately, the nonprofit organization found that these whitening products tended to vary greatly in performance, with some offering more benefits than placebo treatments and others providing no benefits at all. Additionally, the organization found that many of these products caused gingival irritation and tooth sensitivity in several individuals.
A Better Way
In reality, you’re not likely to get a noticeably brighter smile by using over-the-counter whitening products which only offer limited effectiveness. What’s more, when you try to use these products by yourself, you’re more likely to experience problems such as gingival irritation and tooth sensitivity.
On the other hand, when you receive professional dental whitening treatments from an experienced cosmetic dentist, you’ll get noticeable results that will make you want to smile. Perhaps more importantly, when they are professionally applied, whitening solutions are far less likely to cause irritation.
Getting that Look
Let’s face it: people find whiter teeth more attractive. They also tend to perceive people who have yellowish teeth as unhygienic. Fortunately, if you are unsatisfied with the color of your teeth, Dr. Siegel can help. Contact his office today to learn how professional cosmetic whitening treatments can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.