Whitening teeth can last for as long as 30 years, according to the UK’s leading dentist.
Dr Joanne Cossington, who runs the Whitening and Prevention Program, told BBC News that it’s not long-term dentistry that is responsible for this.
“It is the combination of the natural ageing process of teeth that is really at play, as they get harder, harder to maintain,” she said.
“They start to deteriorate faster.”
So when you’re looking at that time frame it’s really the combination that is going to be the real challenge for dentists.”‘
There’s nothing to worry about’Whitening dentistry is widely recognised as a viable option to help prevent cavities, but its not without its own risks.
Cossington says that while she has not experienced a case of a patient complaining of an allergic reaction, she believes it’s important to get a proper history.”
I think the whole thing with brushing is that you’re trying to get rid of any bacteria or any bacteria in the mouth, and I think the natural reaction is to do this with the same brush,” she explained.”
You can actually start to get into that more if you’re not careful.”‘
It’s not as scary as it looks’It is not the case that a patient is getting an allergic response to whitening toothpaste, but the toothpaste itself does contain ingredients that may trigger allergies.
Dr Cossingham says the main thing to remember when it comes to using toothpaste is to ensure you are getting the proper amount of it, and to check that you have the correct toothbrush, toothpaste and fluoride.”
If you are using toothpastes that contain more than a little bit of toothpaste there are certain things that can trigger a reaction,” she added.”
For example, if you have a small amount of toothpaste, the saliva that goes into the mouth is not very strong and it can react to some of the ingredients that have been added.
“Cossington suggests that the first thing to do if you suspect you have an allergic incident is to go for a blood test.”
That is a good first thing, and then if you see a reaction, you can go in and see a doctor.
“We have an appointment with the dentist and they’ll take blood samples to check the sensitivity of the saliva and then the toothbrush is washed and then they’ll do a test on the toothbrushes, to see if there is anything to worry.”‘
We need to know more about the ingredients’In a statement to BBC News, Dr Cossingham said that there is “much debate about what constitutes safe and what isn’t”, but that the “best way to protect your teeth is to use toothpasting that contains at least 0.3% toothpaste”.
“What we know is that there’s no such thing as safe toothpaste or toothpaste with 0.1% toothpowder,” she told BBC Trending.
“But what we also know is it’s possible to get allergies to a range of toothbrushing products.”
The biggest thing is to make sure that you are doing everything right with your toothpaste.
“If you or someone you know is experiencing allergic reactions to toothpaste:Dr Cissington says it’s crucial to keep the following in mind:If you have allergies, make sure you have tested your toothbrush for toothpaste before you start using it.
If you suspect that your allergy may be triggered by the ingredients in toothpaste you should get the following tested:If your allergy has resolved, go to the dentist, ask for a prescription from a pharmacist, and get a prescription for the appropriate toothpaste.
Dr Peter Wootton, the CEO of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAAD), told BBC Business on Tuesday that while the AAAD “believes toothpaste should be made from a mix of natural ingredients, we do not endorse toothpaste that contains 0.6% or more toothpaste ingredients.”
This is a precautionary approach to protect against the potential adverse effects of such ingredients, but it does not mean that consumers should never use toothpaste containing 0.4% or less ingredients,” he added.
Dr Wooton said that when toothpaste manufacturers have a history of developing allergies, they should “put a lot of effort into trying to ensure that all of their products are free of these ingredients”.’
There is no reason to be alarmed’It may seem like there is nothing to be concerned about, but if you are in a dental clinic, you may also be experiencing adverse reactions to fluoride or toothpasta.
Dr Richard A. O’Leary, a spokesperson for the American Association of Oral Health, told Business Insider that when it came to dental products, “there is no need to panic”.
“The fact is, there is no harm in