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Why Less Is More When Whitening Your Teeth

Why Less Is More When Whitening Your Teeth

Whitening your teeth can significantly improve your smile with relatively little effort, but it's important to note that 'less is more' when it comes to teeth whitening! Here, our Surrey dentist explains why 'less is more' when it comes to teeth whitening.

Blindingly white teeth can often look unnatural and weird in person. When someone over-whitens their teeth the result can be quite jarring and unattractive.  

Unless you have a career in television, or perhaps modelling, it’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to whitening your teeth. By over-doing teeth whitening you run the risk of having the opposite of the intended effect: it could make your smile less attractive!

Another reason to be cautious is that over-whitening your teeth can lead to dental health problems. The whitening solution, if over-used, could soften your enamel, making your teeth extra sensitive and in extreme cases, cause your teeth to become a strange blue-grey colour.

While it's important to exercise caution, teeth whitening is actually very safe. It takes a lot to over-whiten your teeth to the extent that you end up with oral health problems.

Visit your Surrey dentist at Guildford Dental for a consultation if you’re unsure about how frequently you should whiten your teeth, or when they’re white enough.

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