Are DIY whitening kits a good idea
In recent years, many people have opted for generic home whitening kits for a quicker and cheaper solution, however, although these kits can whiten natural teeth, there is also a significant risk of side effects.
The professionally fitted mouthguard provided by a qualified dentist at your whitening appointment is specially designed to ensure the gel can’t escape. If you are using a cheaper alternative and do not have this mouthguard, some gel might escape and result in severe sensitivity around the teeth and gums.
In addition to the risk of sensitivity, cheaper products may not contain enough peroxide to provide you with effective results.
It is also worth noting that although several beauty salons offer teeth whitening services, this is illegal and comes with a considerable number of risks.