Are Teeth Whitening Kits Safe?

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Most of us would love to achieve a whiter, brighter smile without the hassle of visiting a dentist, but are teeth whitening kits safe?

With people all over the world in pursuit of tooth-sparkle perfection, at-home teeth whitening kits have soared in popularity over recent years. And it’s easy to understand why. At-home teeth whitening kits promise a convenient, cost-effective, and super quick way to a several-shades-lighter smile. And isn’t that what we all want? Let’s face it, no one wants to be sporting stained, yellowy teeth — it’s just not a good look. So if you’re considering whitening your teeth and wondering, ‘are teeth whitening kits safe?’, read on to find out.

At SmartSmileCo, we get a real kick out of helping our customers straighten their teeth and whiten them safely too. After all, perfect smiles are what we’re all about. We know that achieving your ideal teeth alignment and best-possible teeth shade will do wonders for your confidence. And make you want to flash your sensational new smile at every opportunity.

Who Can Do Teeth Whitening?

You can choose to have your dentist administer your teeth whitening treatment — and this is a solid option if you can afford both the cost and the time. Or you can opt for one of the many other teeth-whitening products on the market you can do yourself at home. But are teeth whitening kits safe to use at home? From whitening toothpastes and strips to rinses and tray-based whiteners, there are loads of different safe and easy to use options. So many, in fact, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. To help you out, here are the main whitening treatments you can safely use at home:

Whitening Toothpastes

Whitening toothpastes are typically made up of abrasives and detergents that work to lift stains from your teeth. But although a low-cost option, using a whitening toothpaste isn’t a quick fix and will take a while before your beam is any brighter. Your teeth probably won’t look any different for at least a month of twice-daily brushing.

Whitening Strips

Whitening strips are placed on the teeth and contain the bleaching agent peroxide. The applied gel peroxide reacts with any chromogens to lighten the colour of your teeth.

Chromogens? What are they? Chromogens are pesky coloured particles that cause tooth discolouration by attaching themselves to your enamel. And, you’ve guessed it, red wine, black tea, and coffee are all high in chromogens and are the likely culprits of your stained teeth.

By placing whitening strips on your teeth for 30 minutes every day for a fortnight, peroxide is gradually released, and your teeth could become a shade or two lighter. But results with whitening strips can be inconsistent. And it can take quite a while before any noticeable colour change happens. Whitening strips may also not be ideal if you have sensitive teeth.

Teeth Whitening Pens

Teeth whitening pens tend to have the same solution as premium whitening kits just without the light technology. The formulation tends to be carbamide peroxide and will have a lesser effect compared to also using dual light technology to whiten your teeth.

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Whitening Rinses

Whitening rinses contain hydrogen peroxide, which over time reacts with any chromogens. Again, oral rinses aren’t a particularly speedy whitening solution. Although they can achieve a slightly brighter smile, you won’t see any results for at least three months.

Premium Teeth Whitening

Choosing a premium teeth whitening kit is probably your best bet for getting a noticeably whiter smile more quickly. A SmartSmileCo premium teeth whitening kit uses dual light technology to safely, conveniently, and quickly whiten your teeth. With just 10 minutes a day of dual light technology treatment, you’ll soon have that sensational white smile you’ve always wanted.

Are teeth whitening kits safe to use yourself at home? Yes, and you’ll only be able to get your hands on a SmartSmileCo premium whitening kit if you’re currently having teeth straightening treatment with custom-made, clear aligners or retainers. This is to make sure your whitening treatment is super safe.

Simply put a small amount of the whitening gel into your aligners and wear your clear aligners or night-time retainers as usual — achieving straighter, whiter teeth while you sleep or go about your daily life has never been easier. And with our clinically proven, dentist-approved formula, you could see dramatic whitening results in just three days. In fact, a staggering 90% of users achieve a whiter smile after just one use.

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Are Teeth Whitening Kits Safe & What Are the Adverse Effects?

To be safe, any teeth whitening kit or product should be approved by a dental professional.

Are teeth whitening kits safe if you disregard the instructions? No, all whitening products must be used correctly and as directed. Most teeth whitening kits and other whitening products generally advise a 14-day usage period for one treatment.

If you continuously use or combine multiple different whitening products in the hope of achieving teeth whiter than a freshly washed Egyptian cotton sheet, you could cause yourself some serious dental health issues. So just don’t do it.

Here are some of the dental health problems teeth whitening products can cause if not used as instructed:

  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Periodontal issues
  • Teeth lose mineral content
  • Teeth pulp damage
  • Tooth wear
  • Teeth demineralisation

What Are the Benefits of Whiter Teeth?

Did you know that having whiter teeth minimises the appearance of wrinkles and acne? It’s true. If you have a beautiful, bright smile, people will focus on that rather than being drawn to the other parts of your face you’d prefer not to draw attention to. Having whiter teeth will also:

  • Seriously boost your self-confidence
  • Enhance your appearance
  • Improve your mental health
  • Make others be more drawn to you

Whiten Your Teeth Safely & Conveniently with SmartSmileCo

Ready for a brighter, whiter smile without all the expense and hassle of visiting a dentist? Want a 100% safe, dentist-approved teeth whitening kit that will give you super-fast results? Need a cost-effective way to get rid of those unsightly coffee, soda, and wine stains? If you’re currently using aligners or night-time retainers, order your SmartSmileCo premium teeth whitening kit today and prepare to make your new smile your best accessory.

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