Does Whitening Have Side Effects?
The only effect clean, clinically proven, safe whitening products should have on your teeth is a whiter smile. Whitening teeth with harmful or toxic products can lead to negative side effects including sensitivity, pain, or in some cases enamel damage. There are also many teeth whitening myths which can cause adverse side effects. Never use lemon juice, coconut oil pulling, bleach or LED lights to whiten your teeth, as you may cause sensitivity, pain or harm to tooth health. As dentists, we have seen an increase in unsafe whitening methods and kits online, which can be extremely harmful to both oral and general health. These unsafe formulas should never be used, Instead, look to trusted, clinically proven formulas when whitening your teeth at home.
Risks Associated With Whitening
Many cheap and toxic whitening kits can cause severe tooth sensitivity and, in some severe cases, can damage tooth health. When whitening your teeth, you should always ensure the products you use have been clinically proven, include only clean, active ingredients, and are 100% safe to use. Always follow the instructions, and if you experience pain during or after use, you should stop immediately and ask your dentist for advice. It is never worth risking your oral health for a whiter smile.
How Safe Is Whitening?
Whitening teeth at home is safe if you use clean, clinically proven products that have come from verified sources. Look for products that contain safe amounts of the active ingredient Hydrogen Peroxide, which is the most clinically proven active ingredient to whiten teeth without damaging tooth enamel or harming oral health. Hydrogen Peroxide breaks down stains on the surface of the tooth and lightens the shade of tooth enamel to reveal a whiter smile. As an active ingredient, Hydrogen Peroxide embeds onto the tooth enamel, gently breaking down stains to reveal a whiter smile.
In our whitening products, we use a small, measured amount of this active ingredient to gently and effectively whiten teeth. Whatever your whitening goals are, we have created a solution that will work for you. From our Teeth Whitening Strips and Whitening Pen to our Whitening Toothpaste, Whitening Mouthwash, and Whitening Dental Floss, our science-backed, dentist-approved products are clinically proven to support your oral health while whitening your smile.
How To Mitigate Whitening Side Effects
The best way to whiten your teeth safely and effectively at home and mitigate any side effects is to use our Teeth Whitening Strips. Clinically formulated with active, clean ingredients, we suggest you used these strips for 1 hour each day for 14 days straight to see a real boost in your smile’s appearance without sensitivity or harm to the tooth health. After this initial 2 week program, you can top up teeth whitening using our Teeth Whitening Pen, Toothpaste for Whitening Teeth, Mouthwash for Whitening Teeth, or a Teeth Whitening Strip once a week, all of which are safe to use and will support your oral health.
The best way to mitigate sensitivity, tooth pain, or enamel damage is to never use unsafe or cheap whitening kits. If you are suffering from sensitivity, we have you covered with out Sensitivity Toothpaste. Always check that whatever you use as part of your oral health and oral beauty routine is clean, safe, and comes from a trusted source.
Featured Whitening Product
Teeth Whitening Pen
- Spotlight Teeth Whitening Pen is a great on-the-go beauty solution
- Actively dissolves stains to whiten teeth
- Freshens breath and long lasting results
- Easy-to-use applicator