Is It Possible to Safely Lighten My Teeth At Home?

Is It Possible to Safely Lighten My Teeth At Home?Do you ever look in the mirror and wish that lightening your teeth was as easy as bleaching your whites when you do laundry? In fact, have you seen many home remedies for teeth whitening on sites like Pinterest, and wondered if you should give them a try? Sadly, in their quest for beautiful and pearly white teeth, many people inadvertently end up damaging their teeth’s enamel, potentially leading to sensitivity and eventually cavities. Fortunately, there are safe ways to effectively brighten one’s smile, and one of the best is through professional teeth whitening through a cosmetic dentist.

Why You Should Avoid Home Remedies

There are lots of so-called home remedies publicized on social media, many of which rely on commonly used household goods. Unfortunately, even with seemingly safe ingredients – like baking soda, or lemon, for instance, it is still possible to damage the teeth’s enamel. This is because the teeth are porous. Too much acidity can lead to enamel erosion, which can then leave teeth extra susceptible to dental decay, like cavities, but also staining.

This is why it’s best to avoid any whitening product, or “remedy” that doesn’t come with the American Dental Association’s seal of approval.

When Is It Time for Professional Treatment?

Of course, if you have been unhappy with the results of over-the-counter whitening products in the past, or are simply looking for faster and more dramatic results, professional teeth whitening through a cosmetic dentist could be a great option. That’s because professional whitening relies on safe ingredients designed to effectively lighten teeth by several shades, without causing irreparable damage to the teeth’s enamel.

Ready to Schedule Cosmetic Dental Treatment?

Cosmetic dental treatment makes it possible to address flaws, while also highlighting your smiles’ natural beauty. You can schedule your cosmetic consultation with Gateway Dental Group in Des Moines, IA, today at (515) 244-9565.