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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bleachorexia - The Warning Signs and Health Risks of Over-whitening Your Teeth

Teeth whitening is always in season and while we are definite advocates for keeping pearly whites, it's important to bleach your teeth right and not suffer from “bleachorexia”. We want you to know the warning signs and health risks associated with over-whitening your teeth as shared by our favorite expert, Dr. Timothy Chase, Cosmetic Dentist and Practicing Partner at SmilesNY.

Three signs of over whitening:
1.      Sensitive teeth, especially too cold.
2.      Inflamed or bleeding gums.
3.      Teeth that look blue or see through along the edge.

Three health risks that arise from over whitening
1.       Damage to the nerves of your teeth.
2.       Thinning of your tooth enamel.
3.       Burning of your gums.

Three ways to safely and effectively whiten
1.       Have your teeth examined and cleaned prior to whitening- to make sure there are no cavities or gum issues. Clean teeth get a much better result!
2.       Follow the directions on all teeth whitening products perfectly.
3.       Find quality products by speaking to your dentist about your teeth whitening options.

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