Dental Bleaching Products

As dental home bleaching products surge, largely because of its convenience for those who have hectic schedules, dentists in Abilene warned that those dental bleaching products, if they are not done properly or if they are done more than what's required, could affect the strength and hardness of our teeth enamel. They said several studies have been conducted on the effects of dental home bleaching products. The results indicate that human teeth lost some enamel hardness. The study was conducted among adults who applied several different dental bleaching products at home to whiten their teeth.

A dentist in Abilene said that based on the studies conducted, companies that manufacture dental home bleaching products should reformulate their products so that the side effects could be reduced, if not eliminated. Although the teeth can restore the hardness or strength of the enamel to its previous state, constant use of dental home bleaching products could significantly affect the strength of the enamel and prevent it from regaining its strength.

Dental Abilene oral care experts said that the products that were tried during the studies reduced the stiffness or the so-called elastic modulus of the enamel. It's a measure of the ability of the surface of a tooth to bounce back after a force is applied to it. They said tooth bleaching products contain solutions such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide which provide the whitening effect by producing chemicals that attack that pigment molecules in the enamel. When these pigment molecules are reduced that it no longer reflects light, then the teeth appear whiter.

According to Dentistry Abilene dentists, the enamel appears yellowish in most teeth largely because of dentin's color underneath the enamel, which is naturally yellow. Enamels are almost entirely inorganic and translucent. "Most people, because of what they see in the movies or in television or in fashion magazines, would like to have white teeth because they find it beautiful. So they get these dental bleaching products without realizing that they actually cause side effects," according to a DDS in Abilene.

Other side effects associated with the use of dental bleaching products include gum irritation and tooth sensitivity. The enamel is one of the hardest structures in the human body. That's because it protects the teeth and helps us every time we bite or chew food. But the enamel can be subjected to abrasion and abuse and even vigorous brushing. "That's why it is important to understand the side effects of dental bleaching products because they might do more harm than good. Our enamels are important. Companies who manufacture dental bleaching home products should figure out ways that could reduce the damage of their products on the strength and stiffness of the enamel," said one of the dentists. "The manufacturers might be able to alter the concentrations of the chemicals in those dental bleaching products."