Khloe Kardashian’s “Fraudulent” Teeth Whitening Promotion
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Khloe Kardashian is no stranger to controversy, especially when social media is involved. The model, socialite, and entrepreneur most famous for appearing on the reality television series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is receiving backlash as of late for promoting a “fraudulent” teeth whitening product on her instagram. For fans of Khloe, or for anyone who follows her just to “keep up,” this shouldn’t come at any surprise. It’s well known that for the cool price of up to $1 million, she’ll sponsor just about any product. Not just a couple of months ago, she was slammed on social media for promoting a diet shake that contained “laxative-type ingredients.” The post was later taken down, but it would seem she hasn’t yet learned her lesson.
The Dangers of “Untested” Teeth Whitening Products
Celebrity promotion of teeth whitening products is not a new thing. Drake has gone on social media to brag about the latest in charcoal toothpaste, as well as a few others. The problem is that using power and influence to promote a product that is untested — and could be dangerous for the user — is irresponsible. Many teeth whitening products like charcoal toothpaste contain ingredients that abrasive, acidic, or both, which could ultimately damage your enamel and expose your teeth to decay and chipping.
Enamel is your teeth’s natural defense mechanism against cavity-causing bacteria. Made mostly of minerals, primarily hydroxyapatite, enamel is the hardest and most mineralized substance in the human body. Despite being a very good bodyguard for the pulpy layer of your teeth, it has one enemy: acid. The acidic by-product formed by bacteria can slowly erode enamel, allowing bacteria to burrow into your teeth. Many untested teeth whitening by-products are incredibly acidic, and could speed up this process.
Are You Embarrassed By Your Teeth?
Much like with Khole Kardasian’s promotion of the diet shake, the tooth-whitening she uses doesn’t tell the whole story. As many fans have pointed out, to keep slim, she has an entire team, including a personal trainer, dietician, personal chef, and at-home gym. If you want to know the secret to her white teeth, it’s simple: cosmetic dentistry. She has either one or multiple dentist she works with to keep her smile perfect.
If you’re embarrassed by your smile, don’t worry. You can get the help you need without the bankroll of a superstar — and Dr. Kent White can help. Even if you have multiple issues with your smile, including crooked teeth, staining, gaps, chips, or even missing teeth, working with Dr. White and his team can help you to form an action plan for achieving the smile you always wanted. So do you want to know the next step? It’s easy. Just schedule a consultation and come with a list of smile pain-points!
If you live in or around Nashville, Tennessee and need a highly skilled dentist who can manage your general dentistry needs while concurrently improving or completely making over your smile, please contact the Center for Advanced Dentistry at (615) 383-6787 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kent White.