Is teeth whitening safe?

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The article is written by MSc Lai Do Quyen, Doctor of Dental - Jaw - Facial, Interspecialty Department - Vinmec Times City International General Hospital.

Possessing naturally bright white teeth is everyone's wish, helping people be more confident in communication as well as perfecting the aesthetics of the face. Teeth whitening is an increasingly popular method of teeth whitening and is chosen by many people to improve the color of their teeth. But there are also many questions, is this method safe for people to whiten teeth?

1. Mechanism of teeth whitening drugs

When whitening teeth, the active ingredients of bleach will go deep into the organization of the teeth, effect and change the color of the teeth. It is a chemical reaction, so it does not damage or harm the hard tissues of the teeth, which are enamel and dentin.
Teeth whitening only works on the surface of real teeth. Dental crowns made of porcelain, metal, dentures or tooth surfaces covered with fillings, veneers will not change color after teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening is less effective for teeth with enamel hypoplasia, dull, gray teeth. For teeth with uneven surfaces, bleaching will not bring the expected effect because when teeth change color, it will easily reveal the loss of similarity of tooth color. Because teeth whitening drugs go deep into the tooth organization, the teeth that are decayed, chipped, worn, sensitive teeth will be susceptible to sensitivity and pain if not treated before teeth whitening.
Healthy gums are a must before teeth whitening. If the gums are infected, enlarged, ... the gums will be difficult to cover, bleach can easily penetrate the gums and leave many complications. Clean tooth surface, no more plaque is also a mandatory condition before teeth whitening. Therefore, before teeth whitening, the tooth surface must be cleaned, the gums must be treated to minimize possible complications.
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2. Who should not whiten their teeth?

Pregnant and lactating women should not whiten their teeth. Children under 16 years old should not whiten their teeth because at this age the tooth structure is perfecting, the gums are susceptible to infection. Bleaching chemicals can adversely affect the tooth pulp and gums. People who are sensitive or allergic to the ingredients of the bleach should not bleach their teeth because there will be reactions and complications out of control. Currently, there are many methods of teeth whitening. However, each bleaching method has certain requirements that need to be complied with. In the last few years, there have been teeth whitening strips on the market. You just need to stick it on the surface of your teeth, and after a few hours, you will have white teeth. However, these patches are of unknown origin, unknown active ingredients, do not follow the shape of the tooth surface, and it is difficult to avoid touching the gums, so the rate of complications is high, even in some cases with severe consequences. cannot recover.
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Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment today. Teeth whitening is safe if everyone strictly follows the advice and instructions of the dentist.
When you have a need to whiten your teeth, the dentists of the International General Hospital will carefully examine and advise you on teeth whitening methods, helping you to choose the most suitable and effective option. tallest.
Customers can directly go to Vinmec Health system nationwide to visit or contact the hotline here for support.
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