Cheap Teeth Whitening Methods Prove to Be Dangerous

December 19, 2014 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev Blog, Dental News, Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening has become a very popular procedure lately with many people desiring perfect teeth. There is nothing wrong with professional teeth whitening done by a reputable cosmetic dentist but there is an alarming trend happening in the UK. Professional teeth whitening is not cheap so people are resorting to desperate measures to whiten their teeth. People are rinsing their mouths with toilet and bathroom cleaner and this is very dangerous as these chemicals can completely strip the teeth of enamel. Chlorine dioxide (swimming pool bleach), lemon juice, and strawberries have been used to whiten teeth and they are all completely ineffective. Due to the fact that only hydrogen peroxide and related derivatives whiten teeth, homemade whitening concoctions or practically useless and even dangerous.

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