How To Protect Gums During Teeth Whitening


Teeth whitening can make you look significantly better right away. It makes a big difference, and it doesn’t cost as much as you might think. Even high-end professional treatment doesn’t cost a fortune, and you can whiten your teeth at home with whitening trays for even less.

However, teeth whitening can have side effects. While dentists are trained to be very careful with the strong bleaching agents they use, the treatment can still go wrong. People who whiten their teeth at home can also burn their gums if they aren’t careful.

If you get any peroxide on your gums, you can get bleeding, inflammation, and pain. It might also affect your teeth too strongly. Some tooth sensitivity for a couple of days is normal, but you might end up with tooth pain that lasts a lot longer. Most side effects are minor, but some people get unusually bad side effects.

When you bleach your teeth at home, the bleaching chemicals you will use are more diluted than what a dentist uses. This means that a small mistake might not hurt you, so don’t avoid the treatment for safety reasons.

However, the chemicals in at-home whitening kits can still inflame your gums or give you a slight chemical burn. Follow the instructions and don’t bend the rules.

Put the bleaching tray in your mouth carefully and take it out carefully to avoid any whitening fluid spilling into your mouth. Since you can hurt your teeth and not just your gums, don’t leave the tray in your mouth for too long. Take any safety precautions your dentist recommends seriously.

How To Protect Gums During Teeth Whitening

You should talk to your dentist first. A custom-made whitening tray that is made for your teeth is the safest and the most effective. Get a custom tray from your dentist and ask a few questions about how to do the at-home treatment safely.

Fix problems with your teeth before you get your teeth whitened. Putting bleaching fluid on your teeth while they have untreated cavities is a bad idea.

You can also get your teeth cleaned first, or else the whitening treatment won’t work well. Listen to your dentist’s advice if they recommend a completely different kind of treatment. An at-home whitening tray isn’t the best method for everyone.

Do Everything Carefully

When you get the whitening tray and the bleaching solution, do everything one step at a time. Try the whitening tray on and see if it fits your mouth properly before you put any bleaching solution in it.

It doesn’t fit you properly if the whitening tray goes more than a few millimeters over your gums. A poorly fitting tray can burn your gums or other soft parts of your mouth.

Don’t use too much whitening gel. Don’t assume that more whitening gel will make your teeth whiter. A little is a lot. Some whitening gel will spill onto your gums if you use too much. Again, don’t leave the whitening tray in for too long – that is one of the easiest ways to make your teeth very sensitive for a long time.

After you are done, clean your mouth out properly. Don’t be paranoid – it isn’t really a dangerous procedure. If you do get a small amount of bleaching agent on your gums, remove it immediately, and it probably won’t hurt you. You don’t need to be paranoid, but you should be careful.

Jason Smith

I am a Marine who now works as a Web Developer. I have five US States left to visit. I like whiskey, wine, and coffee, soaking in hot springs or in my hot tub.

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