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DIY Teeth Whitening Mistakes Part 2

Sure, DIY teeth whitening is easy and affordable, but many people end up making costly mistakes with DIY whitening.

Why would you ever want to turn to a dentist for teeth whitening when you could just do it yourself? Many people have asked this question, and the fact is that there are many reasons to turn to a professional for teeth whitening. One of those reasons is that it is very easy to make damaging mistakes when you whiten your teeth yourself. In our last blog, we went over a few of those mistakes, and here are a couple more:

Mistake #4. You don’t use a custom tray.

Those one-size-fits-all whitening trays that come in kits don’t actually work for most people. Everyone has a different smile, and if the tray isn’t molded to your teeth perfectly, you could end up with burns on your gums from the harsh whitening chemicals.

Mistake #5. You whiten your teeth too much.

There is such a thing as teeth that are too white. Your teeth should be no whiter than the whites of your eyes, and if you whiten too much, you could be compromising the health of your teeth. Not only that, but teeth that have been whitened too much often look blotchy and unappealing.

As you can see, it’s incredibly easy to make mistakes when whitening your teeth yourself. Don’t risk DIY whitening mistakes. Instead, turn to our experienced dentist for Zoom whitening in Texarkana. With our help, you can protect your teeth while getting the beautiful, white smile you’ve always wanted. Schedule your appointment today.