At Pace Dental, we do not encourage people to go for whiter teeth. Unfortunately, that’s what people want because that’s what the media tells us we need: whiter teeth. There are ways to get whiter teeth and bleaching agents do it, hydrogen peroxide does it, there are ways that dental offices do it. Letting your dentist help you with it is probably the safest way.
The problem is that some commercially available products have acid in them and the acid will etch away the surface of the teeth or the surface of the roots and create damage. Other commercially available products are just bleaching agents. The manufacturers that are better known avoid the risky ingredients.
If you’re going to whiten, do it mildly and minimally.