Just how safe is teeth whitening treatment?

Before you do anything, here are a few facts you should know about teeth whitening.

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Teeth whitening, if it is undertaken by the right qualified, registered and insured dental professionals, is without a shadow of doubt perfectly safe. If however, you choose to go to an unqualified, unregistered and uninsured venue such as a hairdresser, beauty or tanning salon for instance, then please be aware that teeth whitening treatment can become very risky indeed. Not only is it potentially dangerous to your health, but it is also totally illegal. Even riskier, if you decide to purchase a teeth whitening treatment kit from some unknown source on the Internet, then again you are putting your wellbeing and especially the welfare of your teeth, gums, lips, mouth and throat in severe peril. Other proprietary home teeth whitening treatments that you can purchase quite legally from outlets such as pharmacists etc are produced in a ‘safe’ weakened form and so do not always provide the results you are hoping for.

 

The law is quite clear. Teeth whitening treatment can only be undertaken by qualified and registered dental professionals.

 

This makes perfect sense when you think about it. Any bleaching agent that is placed onto your teeth and into your mouth is potentially risky. Only a dentist or qualified dental professional who has studied oral medicine over many years and has passed stringent exams has the necessary experience, skills and expertise to firstly ensure that the whitening agent is suitable for you and secondly that it is applied is a safe and responsible manner.

 

At Carisbrook Dental we have many years experience in helping patients to achieve a beautiful white smile. The very first thing we do is to discuss with you exactly what it is you are hoping to achieve. We then discuss your lifestyle, whether you smoke and your diet.

 

Following that we undertake a thorough professional dental examination of your teeth and the health of your gums and mouth – which is something no beautician or hairdresser can do.

 

Only then will we recommend the best and most appropriate teeth whitening treatment to produce the results you want and to ensure that the treatment is perfectly safe and without risks.

 

If you look at our teeth whitening page you will be able to read about the different treatments we offer. These include:

 

Enlighten – the newest and most successful system on the market.

 

ZOOM! – a scientific treatment that can whiten your teeth in just one hour.

 

Home Whitening – where we provide a custom-made kit that enables you to undertake your own teeth whitening treatment in the comfort of your own home.

 

So to summarise …  teeth whitening treatment is perfectly safe, but only if it is provided by a qualified and registered dentist or dental professional. If you go to any other source not only is it potentially dangerous – it is also illegal and so if anything were to go wrong there will be no recourse.

To discuss our treatments and to find out more about our special offer that lets you Save £100 on Home Teeth Whitening please contact us now. You can call us on 0161 951 7295 or alternatively you can contact us by using the online form on our Appointments page.

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