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Are whitening strips bad for your teeth?

Updated: Apr 3


You've likely strolled past those whitening strips at your local convenience store and thought, "Hmm why not give that a try?". While whitening strips have surged in popularity as a convenient at-home solution for whitening, there are some drawbacks to consider.


First, the bleaching agent used most commonly in whitening strips is carbamide peroxide, which is notably less effective compared to the more potent hydrogen peroxide favored by dentists and Beambar. This means that achieving desired results with whitening strips may require a longer duration of use. Yet, prolonged use can potentially lead to tooth sensitivity and gum irritation, particularly if not used correctly.

Another factor to keep in mind is that whitening strips may increase the likelihood of uneven results. As the strips don't evenly touch each tooth, some areas between the teeth may not get whitened, resulting in an uneven coloring of the teeth.

While whitening strips offer an easy and affordable solution, if you're seeking consistent and professionally guided results while minimizing the risk of sensitivity, visiting a professional studio for teeth whitening is recommended.



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