Enamel is the solid white top layer of your teeth, under which the next layer is more yellow. Enamel protects your teeth against decay. By wearing this protective layer away with these sponges, you actually put yourself at much greater, lifelong risk for cavities, tooth loss and a dingier smile. You will also likely experience increasing tooth sensitivity to hot, cold and sweet foods.
One of the biggest concerns about TikTok methods for whitening your teeth is the tendency of very young people to try these trends. Pre-teens and teens are particularly vulnerable to damaging their teeth through methods like these. This makes it very important that parents are aware of the trends and discuss the dangers with their children. It is a tragedy to cause irreversible damage to tooth enamel at a very young age. One such bad decision can affect tooth health for the rest of the individual’s life.
A Safer Way
Professional teeth whitening in your dentist’s office is the safest way to whiten teeth. Your dentist can also provide at-home teeth whitening kits for great results. As alternatives, you have the option of store bought teeth whitening strips. But these over-the-counter strips do not provide the more immediate, vibrant results of whitening methods in your dentist’s office.
If you want a brighter and whiter smile, schedule a visit with your Carolina Dental Arts dentist today. We have three locations to serve you, two in Raleigh and one in Goldsboro, NC. Contact us for appointment scheduling and to learn about your options to safely whiten teeth.