6 Common Risks Of Teeth Whitening

1. Sensitivity Of The Teeth To Hot And Cold

It is the most common side effects from tooth whitening. It should fade away within 24-36 hours.
In case of acute sensitivity one can follow a few simple measures to reduce or get rid of the risks.

Used For A Shorter Time : For example, instead of two 60 minute sessions it can be worn for two 30 minutes.
Have A Rest : The process can be stopped for a few days to allow the teeth to get adjusted to the treatment.
Potassium Toothpaste : The toothpastes use potassium nitrate which helps to soothe the nerve endings of your teeth.
A High Fluoride : A product containing high fluoride to restore the mineral content of the teeth.

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2. Headaches, Teeth Pain

Teeth pain happens because of chemical reactions in the enamel of the tooth or the peroxide entering into the pulp of teeth. The pulp tissue has a direct connection to the nerves. Pain can easily radiate and cause headaches. The good news is that the pain should fade away within 24-36 hours.
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3. Irritation Of The Gums

Irritation of the gums is caused by exposure to the bleaching agent. The higher concentration of the bleaching agent, the more likely it will cause irritation. To prevent exposure of the gums to the bleach, use a tray that is custom designed for your mouth. The tray should hold the bleach against each entire tooth, while preventing it from coming in contact with your gums. It is also a good idea to remove any of the bleaching agent that comes out of the tray and into contact with your gums when the tray is first placed in your mouth.
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4. Swallowing Peroxide, Sore Throats

It is inevitable that during teeth bleaching you will swallow some of the peroxide. When whitener is swallowed it has the potential to irritate the mucosal tissues of the throat. This is may cause tingling in your mouth, sore throats, nausea and vomiting. However, the saliva have high levels of peroxidase that can disintegrate peroxide. It is capable of breaking down 29mg of peroxide per minute, 29mg of peroxide is 4.5 times more than found in two bleaching trays. So there is no health concern about swallowing peroxide for most people.
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5. Rebound And Losing Bleached Effect

A recent study has shown that as much as 4 shades can be lost over 30 days with teeth bleaching at home or In-office.

6. The Possibility Of Enamel Damage

This problem is uncommon but it has occurred, when a high strength concentration of whitener was used, or an acidic pre-rinse or whitener was used. In order to prevent these problems, it is best to use tray bleaching as recommended by your dentist or the manufacturer of a reputable bleaching kit.

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