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Dangers of Using Drug Store Whitening Kits

Posted on 7/20/2018 by Dr. Justin Lai
Dangers of Using Drug Store Whitening KitsWhen you walk into any drug store today you'll see tooth whitening kits for sale.

Unfortunately, most people don't realize that these kits aren't safe to use.

Dangers of Using Drug Store Whitening Kits

Most of the over-the-counter whitening kits you can buy in a drug store contain as much as 300 times the legal limit of hydrogen peroxide. This means that you're essentially brushing your teeth with bleach.

When you do this, you could develop infections, blisters, and burns in your mouth. You can also damage your teeth's nerves and enamels. It's also possible that your gums may start to shrink

While you can get a whiter, brighter smile with these kits, the oral health risks aren't worth it. This is why these kits shouldn't be on the market today. Unknowing, unsuspecting people are using them and injuring themselves by doing so.

It doesn't help that unlicensed practitioners are also offering teeth whitening services today. This includes beauty salons who are often using illegal gels to cash in on this beauty treatment.

The only way to safely whiten your teeth is to visit our office. This is also the only way to legally do so today. Anyone who isn't a dentist, or a regulated dental professional has no right offering this procedure. Not only do they not know what they're doing, but they can cause a lot of harm to your mouth.

Unfortunately, this is something that most Americans don't know or understand today. However, it's something that's being taken quite seriously in the UK today where over 15,000 teeth whitening kits were confiscated in less than a year.

When you feel the need to whiten your teeth, make sure you do so seriously. Make an appointment to visit our office and have this procedure done for you today.

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