Teeth whitening: safe or harmful?

Teeth whitening safety

There are many people today who would like to have whiter teeth and whiten their teeth. Whether you are watching your favorite Netflix series or a movie: most stars have a row of beautiful white teeth. It makes sense that you also want to be completely on fleek with a beautiful white set of teeth. But is teeth whitening safe?

Law for safe teeth whitening

Since 2012 there is a new law and regulation for teeth whitening. It was possible for this time to buy teeth whitening products with high levels of water peroxide (35% or more). As a result, people got a lot of problems with their teeth. Sometimes even holes in the teeth and bleeding gums. Something you don’t want if you want pearly whites. Therefore, no bleaches with more than 6% hydrogen peroxide are allowed within the EU. In fact, dentists are allowed to use up to 6% hydrogen peroxide and web shops and tooth whiteners in Europe are allowed to use up to 0.1% hydrogen peroxide.
In this way, you’ll prevent tooth sensitivity from whitening. In another blog you’ll find all the information about teeth whitening with or without peroxide.

Dentalhealth.org says:

Tooth-whitening products and kits bought over the counter on the internet can legally only contain up to 0.1 per cent hydrogen peroxide. Products that contain over 0.1 per cent hydrogen peroxide can legally only be sold to a dentist.

Whitening your own teeth is not harmful

At Fleeck we think safe teeth whitening is very important. That is why our products have been tested and approved for content by a Dutch laboratory. In addition, all our products are registered with various quality registers. Consider, for example, the FDA, CE and CPNP. All these quality marks check the quality and effectiveness of our products. All Fleeck products contain a maximum of 0.1% hydrogen peroxide and are therefore 100% safe and approved. This way you can safely whiten your teeth and you will not be bothered by sensitive teeth. Read in another blog about more teeth whitening benefits.

What bleaching methods are there?

To get whiter teeth you can choose to whiten your teeth. You can distinguish between two methods:

  • whiten your teeth from the outside
  • whiten your teeth from the inside

The last option, whitening your teeth from the inside, should be done by a dentist. For example, you can bleach your teeth from the inside after a root canal treatment. A bleach is put into the tooth and it is sealed with a temporary filling. This is repeated a number of times, until you have the desired color. This way of bleaching can also be done if you have a blow to your tooth. Or if there is tooth decay. So always go to a dentist.

By far the most common tooth discoloration is external tooth discoloration. This can be due to many things. Think of a red or white wine (according to research even the number 1 cause of yellow teeth), drinking soda or a tuna salad sandwich. There are simply a lot of dyes in a lot of food and drinks. This will discolour your teeth. In another blog you can find all information about what to eat after teeth whitening.

Safe teeth whitening yourself

At Fleeck, in addition to the fact that the products have to work well, we find safety very important. For example, the root of the tooth is normally under the gums. The root is not covered with tooth enamel, but with gums. So if you suffer from retracted gums, the uncovered root surface will be exposed. This can cause sensitive teeth. You don’t want that.

That is why we have done a number of things so that you can whiten your teeth as safely as possible:

  • Customized bits; so the whitening gel does not get on your dentine
  • The bleach lamp has a built-in bit that perfectly encloses the teeth
  • Bleaching gel according to the Fleeck formula; the best and safest ingredients to whiten your teeth
  • Have products tested in an European laboratory for hydrogen peroxide and content
  • Clear, English manual

In another blog you can find more benefits of teeth whitening at home.

Using the bleaching method according to our Fleeck formula, you quickly get whiter teeth. In addition, there is only whitening gel on your teeth. This way you can 100% safely whiten your own teeth. Our bleaching method is safe and tested, but you could be the exception that suffers from sensitive teeth or sore gums. Then visit your dentist to ask for appropriate advice.

Sensitive teeth after teeth whitening

You can sometimes get very strong whitening gels via the internet. This can be very dangerous. This allows you to get sensitive teeth after a whitening session. Something you don’t want if you just want a nicer smile. It is therefore important to pay close attention to the percentage of peroxide. Very often it is not mentioned. It is important to check the products. Fleeck has had all products tested and they only contain a maximum of 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. The Fleeck products are therefore 100% safe and not harmful. Read the manual carefully how to bleach your teeth. In this way you prevent tooth sensitivity from whitening.

Bleaching gel that is safe

There is a lot of uncertainty about teeth whitening. There are teeth whiteners that claim their whitening gel is safe and others are not. However, all bleaching methods must adhere to European laws and regulations.

All teeth whiteners, beauty salons and web shops are allowed to use up to 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. No more or less. The active substance in whitening gel is (hydrogen) peroxide. That is why you can expect almost the same whitening effect with a teeth whitener as with a webshop.

So if the whitening gel has been tested for harmful substances and contains only a maximum of 0.1% hydrogen peroxide, the whitening gel is safe. Our whitening gel is safe at Fleeck. Only our Fleeck formula is a lot cheaper to whiten your teeth. The cost of teeth whitening is low. And that’s a big advantage: dental insurane does not cover teeth whitening (most of the times).

Can you safely whiten your teeth yourself?

Yes, provided the products have been tested and contain a maximum of 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. At Fleeck we have designed our products according to the latest Fleeck formula. All our products contain a maximum of 0.1% hydrogen peroxide and have been tested for harmful substances. So don’t make your own toothpaste with baking soda and then brush your teeth. This makes our products 100% safe. Your smile is our expertise.

We answer in another blog the question: How to get white teeth?

In another article you’ll find all the information about “how does teeth whitening work?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you safely whiten teeth yourself?

Yes, if the products contain a maximum of 0.1% hydrogen peroxide and have been tested for quality and content. Approvals that do this are FDA, CE and CPNP.

Do I get sensitive teeth from whitening myself?

If the whitening gel contains between 0 and 0.1% hydrogen peroxide, the chance that you will get sensitive teeth from whitening your own teeth is very small. If you do get sensitive teeth, go to the dentist.

Which bleaching methods are safe?

There are two bleaching methods: from the outside and from the inside. Only the dentist can bleach your teeth from the inside. You can whiten your teeth from the outside. You can do this yourself or have it done. If you do it yourself, it is important that the products comply with European laws and regulations.

Is teeth whitening harmful to your enamel?

If you use the product according to the manual, the set will not harm your tooth enamel. When the whitening gel is safe and tested, it contains low concentrations of bleaching agents. Therefore, the whitening gel only bleaches the top layer of your enamel and is not harmful to your enamel.


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