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Getting whiter teeth and a more radiant smile is the newest rage. And it isn’t restricted to celebrities and rich people. Getting white teeth is a process that is now becoming increasingly cost-effective. At the same time, with so many contradictory advice all over the internet, it is often hard to figure out the difference between teeth whitening myths and facts –
1) Teeth whitening damages your enamel
A most popular myth about teeth whitening, it, however, has no scientific basis. There have been a lot of studies that prove that teeth whitening procedures do not damage the enamel. However, it is a dental treatment and should only be availed from proper dental clinics and not in beauty salons or non-certified places. If there isn’t a dental professional present, it is a major risk for your teeth.
2) Teeth Stains Can Be removed with fruits
It actually is a pretty common practice to rub Strawberries, lemons, even banana peels against your teeth to get a shinier set of teeth but it absolutely doesn’t work. TO make it worse, the fruity acids can actually aggravate discoloration and yellowing of teeth. Also, even though brushing your teeth is important after a meal, if you have consumed something acidic, wait for at least 20 minutes otherwise it will only enhance the enamel affected by the acid in the food.
3) Teeth Whitening is permanent
Once you get your teeth whitening, if you live a good and healthy life it will reflect on your teeth. If you drink wine, tea or coffee or smoke cigarettes-it will leave new stains on your teeth. Even if it is unlikely that your teeth would go back to their original white, you can always get a whitening treatment topped every few months. Another good way of sustaining the treatment is to drink the offending liquids through a straw and not let them come in contact with your teeth.
5) Teeth Whitening is Unnatural to look at
Teeth whitening will not leave your teeth shiny white that looks odd on your face. It is always a progressive treatment and depending on how long you’ve been using it for and what your initial tooth shade was, it can keep changing.
6) Teeth whitening leads to sensitivity
In general teeth whitening is not supposed to hurt. If by any chance you feel an unpleasant burning or stinging sensation, it is perhaps best for you to discontinue the treatment immediately. That having been said, a little bit of sensitivity isn’t uncommon after the treatment, and there are always specific solutions prescribed for it. For best results, try using a sensitive daily mouthwash to relive your teeth from sensitivity.