7 Mar 2018

Is teeth whitening really safe for pregnant women

Teeth Whitening is one of the best and most used treatment right now that helps in whitening the teeth. It’s being working for people,it helps to improve smile,it is healthy but I will like to discuss some of the reasons why teeth whitening aren’t safe for pregnant woman.
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Recently, I saw a woman at a teeth whitening clinic and I wonder why the doctors or agent didn't tell the woman that the procedure isn't good enough for her. 
Teeth whitening is safe for men and women but for pregnant or nursing mothers, it’s a no answer and a no go area.

Why teeth whitening are not safe for pregnant women?


1. Fluorine; I can categorically tell you that teeth whitening is bad and never a safe procedure for nursing mothers because it contains fluorine. Fluorine is highly electronegative and a powerful bleaching agent that bleaches the teeth to a white nature. Fluorine when ingested by pregnant women could cause a sudden change in the DNA of a child and that is the reason why pregnant women ought to avoid it.


2. Chlorine: According to my findings, I can categorically tell you that teeth whitening procedure is a bad idea and never a safe process for nursing mothers because it contains chlorine. Chlorine is highly electronegative and a powerful bleaching agent that bleaches the teeth to a white nature.




Chlorine when ingested by pregnant women could cause a sudden change in the DNA of a child and that is the reason why pregnant women ought to avoid it.

3. Hydrogen peroxide: most teeth whitening process do contain hydrogen peroxide which is a bleaching agent. And I said bleaching agent can make pregnant women susceptible to adverse effect during pregnancy like mutation, cancer, pains and many more. The presence of hydrogen peroxide makes it unsafe for pregnant women from going for teeth whitening. 


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4. Acids: apart from bleaching agent, tooth whitening is not safe for nursing mothers because some of the contents used during the process may contain acids. For example carbide, carbaminide peroxide, sulphur oxide and many more are acids that may affect the unborn child.

5. Tender baby; Now, another Idea is that there is limit to the extent a pregnant woman can be exposed to all in the name of teeth whitening. Since the baby has not been given birth to yet, it is not necessary a woman should expose her unborn child teeth Whitening chemicals simply because anything can affect the baby inside the womb.


In conclusion, as discussed in the article body, it is not safe for women who are pregnant should go for a teeth whitening procedure based on the fact that the baby is still much tender, the procedure may be acidic, the procedure may contain hydrogen peroxide which is a bleaching agent, it may also contain chlorine and fluorine which are power bleaching agent that can cause changes in genetic composition of a baby. Thanks for reading.

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