Whitening your teeth may seem straightforward, but many people end up making mistakes when they try to whiten their teeth themselves.

With whitening kits so readily available and so many Youtube tutorials on whitening your teeth at home, why would you ever want to turn to our dentist in Albertville for teeth whitening? The fact is that many people don’t whiten their teeth properly when they do so on their own. In our last blog, we went over several common teeth whitening mistakes. Here are a couple more:

Mistake #4. You don’t look for the FDA seal.

Whitening your teeth can be expensive, even if you do it yourself, which is why many people end up looking for bargain whitening kits online. While those kits may help you save money, many of them aren’t approved by the FDA, which means that you could be putting chemical concentrations on your teeth that could be damaging.

Mistake #5. You use “natural” whitening ingredients.

The world is on an all natural kick like never before, but you should know that natural doesn’t always mean better, especially when it comes to your teeth. Using all natural ingredients, like baking soda, lemon juice or activated charcoal, may help to remove surface stains, but if you aren’t careful, you could also end up damaging your enamel or gums.

When it comes to whitening your teeth, it’s incredibly easy to make damaging mistakes. Avoid the mistakes and get the best results by turning to White Smiles Family Dentistry. Schedule your appointment today!