Is Teeth Whitening Addictive?
Vanity is something we humans have, more so than any other creature on this planet. We like looking at good looking people and we aspire to be attractive ourselves. The rampant trend in plastic surgery is just one of the indications of this. While plastic surgery may not be in everyone’s agenda or price point, teeth whitening procedures are certainly in reach for the majority.
The Smile Bar Bangkok offers you a quick and easy, not to mention long lasting and effective way to have your whites pearly. But people are asking, just like plastic surgery and tattoos – can teeth whitening become an addiction?
How White is White Enough?
For some people, their teeth can never be as white as they want. They experiment in all kinds of procedures and treatments. One has to accept, that like what age does to the body, the effects of teeth whitening do not last forever.
It depends on a lot of factors, including what treatment you have gotten, what your regular maintenance is, what your lifestyle is and even then, individual genetics always come into play.
Of course, proper oral hygiene with brushing and flossing and proper diet, play a big role in how long the treatments can last.
Danger zone: teeth whitening addiction?
Unfortunately, with the propagation of a lot of trendy teeth whitening products in everyone’s reach, it’s quite easy to suck into the teeth whitening addiction cycle. For example, someone might get a hold of a whitening strip and seeing marked improvement after a few uses, feel like the whiteness has reduced or not as effective anymore, and he goes finding and buying more strips or using it more than the safety limits.
Most teeth whitening products always include some harmful and abrasive ingredients, that’s why none are really meant for long term. Ironically, constant use will erode and enamel and expose dentin, which will make your teeth yellower! And that’s aside from the dangerous side effects of teeth sensitivity, irritation or bleeding.
Eventually, this can lead to translucent teeth which are very disgusting and defeats the purpose of having white teeth!