Are Over-the-Counter Whitening Strips Bad for your Teeth?

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: November 21, 2013
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Many people use over-the-counter teeth whitening strips and get adequate results. For the most part, these whitening strips are not bad for your teeth, but they may or may not achieve the kind of results you are looking for. If you are trying to decide if these strips are the right way to brighten your smile, you may want to compare them to the results you can get with professional teeth whitening from our dentist Dr. Keith Warr.

Possible disadvantages of using whitening strips are:

  • Uneven results
  • Gum sensitivity
  • Treatment and results not controlled by a dentist

The strips are not customized to fit over your teeth fully and securely, so if you accidently misplace the strips the whitening agent may come in contact with your gums, causing sensitivity and irritation of your gum tissue. With professional teeth whitening, such as Zoom! teeth whitening, from Dr. Warr, your gums are protected to prevent sensitivity and irritation.

So while whitening strips may cause sensitivity, they are not necessarily bad for your teeth. To discuss the most effective, healthiest and safest ways you can brighten your smile, you should discuss your teeth whitening options with Dr. Warr.

For teeth whitening near Midvale and West Jordan, please contact Warr Dental to schedule a consultation with experienced dentist Dr. Keith Warr.