Tooth Polish - Is It Okay For Your Teeth?

July 26, 2022

CHROM tooth polish has captured the attention of many TikTokers and influencers online. Many posts are now going viral showing users painting their teeth in a variety of colours, including white. Some people use this tooth polish as an instant, temporary fix for yellowing teeth. If you’re curious about the product, but wondering if it’s safe and effective, here’s what you need to know. 

Is CHROM Tooth Polish Safe?

CHROM tooth polish contains triethyl citrate (a derivative of citric acid) and having something acidic sit on your teeth all day could lead to enamel demineralization. This demineralization is caused by regular exposure to acids from food and poor oral hygiene. Demineralized teeth can cause tooth sensitivity and tooth decay to occur. 

Also, overexposure to the polish can cause inflammation and irritation to the gums. While occasionally using the polish for special events may not lead to long-term oral health complications, relying on tooth polish daily to cover yellowing teeth can be dangerous. 

There’s A Better Way To Whiten Teeth

The biggest concern with using tooth polish is that people would be using the product to paint over what could be issues with their teeth. We encourage you to speak with your dentist before using tooth polish, especially if you have sensitive teeth or existing oral health problems. 

While teeth whitening can be costly, often times, complex conditions require complex solutions. In addition, teeth whitening in a dental clinic is a much safer way to brighten your smile as a dental expert will perform the procedure. It also provides longer-lasting results and can be done within a few minutes.

You can also consider over-the-counter products like whitening strips. Depending on the origin of your stains and your teeth’s natural colour, teeth whitening strips may work to fix minor staining. These strips can remove stains from drinking coffee or red wine and smoking. When you use the strips as directed, you should see results within seven days.

At Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre, we provide teeth whitening services such as Zoom! Whitening to enhance your smile. In a 60-minute appointment, we can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. The procedure is non-invasive and you won’t feel any pain. 

If you’re interested in getting a whiter, brighter smile, schedule a visit with us today. Where can you find us? Look for us in Transcona, at the corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue. We look forward to seeing you!