Is whitening your teeth bad?
The difference between teeth whitening and teeth bleaching
The first thing to understand is the difference between teeth whitening and teeth bleaching.
Teeth bleaching is usually carried out by a dentist – or under the supervision of a dentist – using bleach gels or products. Home bleaching kits are also available.
Bleaching uses a chemical process to make the teeth whiter than they ever have been previously.
The dangers of teeth bleaching
- Your gums and oral mucosa – the tissue that lines the mouth – may be sensitive to the chemicals used in bleaching… particularly if you already have sensitive teeth
- Some bleaching patients say their teeth feel sensitive during or after treatment. Other side effects can include discomfort in the gums or a sore throat
- Teeth are more prone to staining after bleaching
Gentle, natural teeth whitening
At Curaprox, we don’t believe in home bleaching products.
We believe teeth whitening should work towards restoring your teeth to their original whiteness… in the most gentle, natural, healthy way possible.
We like white teeth… but we LOVE healthy teeth.
Whitening should never damage your gums or oral mucosa.
Oral care should never be harsh or abrasive.
You need to protect your teeth enamel. If it starts to erode, it can lead to sensitivity and pain.
Want Hollywood white teeth?
If you’re specifically looking for “Hollywood white teeth”, then please visit a dentist.
After treatment, you can use Curaprox products to keep them looking and feeling bright and healthy.
How to brush your teeth
Using a gentle, effective toothbrush with the best technique – in conjunction with the best whitening toothpaste – is crucial.
Hard toothbrushes, meanwhile, can scratch the enamel, making teeth more prone to stains.