If you are considering brightening your smile, you may also be wondering how to be sure you’re getting safe teeth whitening. While there are many options to choose from—including whitening toothpaste and mouthwash, whitening strips, bleaching trays and gels, and laser teeth whitening—each product is safe when used as directed. Remember, proper use is essential to the safety of teeth whitening products so always make sure to read instructions. All Crest whitening products are safe for use.
Is Whitening Toothpaste Bad for Your Teeth?
Toothpaste and mouthwash are safe teeth whitening options. In fact, because of their ingredients, some can even help strengthen your teeth in addition to whitening them. Crest® 3D White Luxe Diamond Strong Mouthwash strengthens tooth enamel and whitens by removing surface stains, in addition to killing bad breath germs.
Crest® 3D White Luxe Diamond Strong Toothpaste strengthens and rebuilds weakened tooth enamel, while removing up to 90% of surface stains in only one week.
Is Bleaching Your Teeth Bad?
Bleaching your teeth is a process where products containing ingredients, like hydrogen peroxide, whiten on and below your enamel surface. It is important to use products that are made specifically for teeth, as they have clear instructions for usage and are formulated with safe levels of hydrogen peroxide. Crest® Whitestrips are a great option that utilizes safe levels of hydrogen peroxide to give you a dramatically whiter smile.
Are Crest Whitestrips Safe?
Crest® Whitestrips can be an affordable way to get the same results you might get from a more expensive treatment. Crest Whitestrips are also proven to be safe, as research demonstrated through extensive clinical trials.1,2 Whitestrips use the same enamel-safe ingredient, hydrogen peroxide, which many dentists use in their offices.
While Crest Whitestrips may initially cause gum discomfort or tooth sensitivity due to whitening, these effects are temporary and have no long-term adverse effects. If you’re experiencing sensitive teeth due to whitening, try waiting a few days before your next treatment.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Safe?
Professional whitening is a popular option for people who want the fastest results possible, but it also can be an aggressive treatment. While the results can be faster and more dramatic, you can experience pain and increased teeth sensitivity due to whitening from treatments.
If you have dental problems such as cavities or gum disease, make sure to consult your dentist before beginning a whitening regimen. They will recommend the best course of action for you.