Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 03 June 2011 14:55
Americans are beginning to go overboard with whitening their teeth.
In the last 10 years, people trying to achieve the perfect smile are bleaching their teeth to a point of no return.
This condition of overbleaching, or “bleachorexia” as it’s sometimes referred to as, is the result of the way these people abuse their teeth. They use the in-office and at-home bleaching agents, which erodes their teeth. Their teeth also become susceptible to sensitivity. The teeth basically become unhealthy, regardless of the way they look.