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DIY Teeth Whitening – Why You Should Avoid It

Dr. Hanaa Nasir

Who doesn’t love pearly whites? The trend for white teeth is not new – but it has been fueled greatly by social media, influencers, and of course television. Amid the growing demand for a whiter smile, people have been rushing to dentist offices for whitening procedures, crowns, and even veneers. With these uprisings comes an increasing amount of DIY whitening techniques, all in an attempt to produce the same results as seen on television without the cost.

As is the case with almost all do-it-yourself social trends, these mass-approved do-it-yourself whitening methods can be harmful, and their implementation could produce devastating results despite their popularity and social media assurance. Only proven methods and practices should be adopted, following advice from your dental health practitioner.