15
Jan

Is Teeth Whitening Safe For Pregnant Women?

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Many women wonder if their usual teeth whitening procedures, or any new ones they may want to try, are safe during pregnancy. Pregnancy is an important time, and expecting mothers want to be sure they are doing everything they can to protect their baby’s health and wellbeing. Common teeth whitening procedures, either at-home procedures such as whitening strips, or procedures performed by the dentist, haven’t been proven to create risks for you or your baby during pregnancy. However, there is simply not enough information to prove that teeth whitening during pregnancy is completely safe. The active ingredient in teeth whitening products is carbamide peroxide, which reacts with water to become hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide in teeth whitening products bleaches your teeth, giving you that brilliant white smile. This oxidation process can, however, be harmful to soft tissue. Since your gums are more sensitive and more prone to gingivitis during…

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8
Jan

How Does Whitening Toothpaste Really Work?

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Many people use teeth whitening toothpaste to remove stains or discolouration, and to get a brighter and whiter smile! Teeth whitening toothpaste is also popular because it can be used at home as part of your daily oral care routine, and it is relatively inexpensive. Many people wonder how teeth whitening toothpaste works, as well as how effective and safe it is to use. Other at-home whitening products, or products used in whitening procedures done at the dentist’s, usually contain peroxide, which actually bleaches your teeth. This makes them more effective at removing stains and whitening your teeth. Whitening toothpaste does not contain peroxide but instead may contain abrasive materials that polish the teeth, or chemicals that break down stains. Whitening toothpaste works by removing surface stains from the teeth. If the stains go deeper than the surface, whitening toothpaste won’t be able to lighten them, because it can’t actually…

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18
Dec

How To Prepare For Your In Office Teeth Whitening Procedure

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Teeth whitening procedures performed by the dentist are much safer and more effective than any at-home procedures. A bright, white smile can dramatically improve your appearance and give you a boost in self-confidence. If you have stained or discoloured teeth, a teeth whitening procedure may be just the thing for you. Here are some ways you should prepare for your teeth whitening procedure, in order to ensure that everything goes smoothly and effectively. Set Aside Time Teeth whitening can take a long time, especially if your teeth are badly stained or discoloured. While the procedure itself usually only takes about…

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25
Oct

The Dangers Of DIY Whitening

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DIY Whitening

There are countless products available over-the-counter for DIY teeth whitening. Daily, we are shown advertisements demonstrating the efficacy of these products for giving us a bright smile. However, DIY teeth whitening products actually come with some danger and should be used with caution. Your safest and most effective option for teeth whitening procedures is always the dentist’s chair, despite what some of these products claim. In this article, we’ll look at some of the hazards associated with commonly used DIY teeth whitening products. Whitening Strips Whitening strips are an affordable and convenient way to whiten teeth, and people who use…

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13
Mar

Get Wedding Ready: When To Book Your Teeth Whitening

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There are so many things to consider when preparing for your big day, and looking your best is a major one! A wedding doesn’t only mean happy memories—there will also be countless photos and videos, and with social media these are sure to be shared more than ever. Having your teeth whitened prior to your wedding will add that extra bit of confidence and sparkle to your smile on the big day. It’s important to schedule your teeth whitening at the right time to have your smile as bright as can be on your wedding day. You’ll want to make sure you schedule it ahead of time as well, as things tend to get hectic leading up to the big day. One factor to consider is what whitening method you are using. There are several methods, including gel, toothpaste, whitening strips, and other professional methods. These vary in results and…

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