3 Risks of DIY Teeth Whitening Kits At Home

Let’s face the truth, who doesn’t want a whiter smile? We see it and magazines, we see it on TV and quite honestly we feel more confident when our smile is whiter. This is why the teeth whitening industry in recent years has BOOMED. If you walk down the aisle of any drug store or pharmacy in Queens you will see teeth whitening products galore. Higher-end ones, lower-end ones, all the top brands, and generic brands. Each one makes promises, like results in 5 days, 10 days, or 15 days. But are DIY teeth whitening kits really that effective?

We have outlined 3 risks associated with using teeth whitening kits at home


Enamel is the outermost covering of your tooth, and if you guest that it was important, you would be correct. It is the most important part of your tooth, Enamel is mineral-rich and the strongest substance in the body. It protects your teeth from all the substances we eat and drink that can break it down, like soda and candy. Enamel also prevents some staining and prevents cavities. Many of the DIY teeth whitening kids can be very harmful to your enamel, When your enamel breaks down it causes your teeth to be more sensitive, and in the long run can cause more staining, completely counterproductive. You definitely want to avoid any abrasive DIY teeth whitening. When you instead get teeth whitening at your local cosmetic dentist, the process is much smoother and does not erode your enamel.

Gum health

The same abrasive chemicals that hurt your enamel can hurt your gum and gum line. Your gums have nowhere near the strength of your enamel, so when DIY whitening starts to affect your enamel you can be sure it is harming your gums. The point at which your gum and your teeth meet can start to recess, pulling further away from the tooth. This can lead to gum disease, and exposed parts of the tooth that are much more sensitive, so when you drink hot or cold liquids you can feel it easier.

Improper Use

When you purchase a DIY whitening kit they sometimes come with strips, trays, or gel. It requires precise amounts in precise locations day after day. Many people skip days, or without following, instructions apply incorrect amounts. This can lead to uneven effects. Your teeth might be whitening at different degrees depending on the density. As compared to an expert Queens cosmetic dentist who is a professional and knows exactly the whitening process that is safe and effective for your teeth.

Teeth whitening should lead to a brighter and healthier smile, and that is why we recommended using a professional cosmetic dentist instead of the DIY teeth whitening kids.


If you are looking for a safe and healthy way to brighten your smile, we recommend Dr. Yelena Mullakandova the top local dentist:

Glendale Boutique Dental 68-35 Myrtle Ave, Glendale, NY 11385 (718) 821-0170 https://www.boutiquedentalny.com/