Avoid Over-Bleaching Your Teeth

13th July 2014

Many of us go to the dentists Manchester has on its books for teeth-whitening treatments in an effort to have a gorgeous Hollywood smile, but you need to make sure that you aren’t over-bleaching, as this can cause your gums to recede and your tooth enamel to be permanently damaged.

Using a variety of shop-bought whiteners can help to improve the colour of your teeth but overuse can cause serious problems, with LA-based cosmetic dentist Laurence Rifkin telling ABC News that over-bleaching can actually end up leaving your teeth darker than they were originally.

“Too much of a good thing is really bad,” he remarked, adding that he has also heard of people using Clorox bleach as well which is “good for surfaces and cleaning but not in the mouth or even on the skin. It’s very caustic”.

If you are keen to brighten your smile this year, make sure that you book an appointment with a reputable dentist and discuss with them what you are keen to have done. They will be able to advise you on what you should and should not do where your oral health is concerned, and make sure that any treatments you undergo are entirely appropriate for you.

You can have your teeth whitened for just £250 and your dentist will provide you with a custom-made tray that can be worn for just half an hour each day, which will really lighten your teeth and give you that perfect smile that you’ve long been dreaming about.