I have a friend with really white teeth who says she does it herself by gargling with clorox bleach. Is this safe? It seems to work for her.
People sometimes get confused about teeth whitening. They hear that dentists bleach teeth, and think that the clinics use acctual bleach. In reality, dentists use a very specific peroxide solution, that is too strong to be done over the counter.
While I’m sure your friend’s teeth are quite white, bleach is a corrosive. It’s also quite damaging to living tissue. Plus, because it is a base (as oppossed to an acid) there are certain things you might put in your mouth that will react with the clorox. It release a toxic gas, which can kill you.
The safest thing to do is go to a dentist for your teeth whitening. There are a lot of affordable ways to do it.
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