I think I’m addicted to teeth whitening. I love having my teeth white. I was thrilled with how they looked after my Zoom® treatment. I paid my dentist extra to make me trays so I could do touch-ups, but I wonder if I’m overdoing it. My teeth are starting to feel a little chalky. I do a touch up about once a week.
Amber A. – Little Rock, AR
You are definitely whitening your teeth too much. Teeth whitening is perfectly safe. However, if you do it beyond reasonable recommendations, it can damage your teeth.
One of the ingredients is carbamide peroxide. Overuse of it can irritate your gums and even cause them to recede. Your teeth will also end up looking chalky, brittle, and gray.
If you want to touch up your teeth whitening, it shouldn’t be necessary more than once a year or so.
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