Thoughts on tooth whitening have shifted dramatically over that last several years with many people now considering it as a must have rather than a luxury. But what are facts around tooth whitening that you really must know before going ahead with treatment? The British Dental Health Foundation has taken at look at what you really need to know about tooth whitening.
Do your research!
There are many ways to get your teeth whitened but not all are equal. Professional bleaching from your dentist is the most common method but this is not suitable for everyone. There are many home-kits you can pick up from the supermarket and you may even look at laser whitening. Always consult your dentist before anything as the wrong treatment may result in permanent damage.
Whitening is safe as long as you are smart
It is illegal for anyone other than a regulated dental professional to perform professional tooth whitening. You may see a sign up in your salon offering treatment but be warned this may lead to all kinds of trouble and you are putting yourself at risk. A professional will discuss with you what treatment is appropriate to you and develop your treatment plan to give you your desired result.
Don't be afraid
When carried out by trained hands tooth whitening should not be something to be scared of as it has very minor side effects, if any at all. Some people may have some minor sensitivity or discomfort around the gums but these are usually temporary and will disappear within a few days of treatment.
Our Private Dentist in Liverpool offer a professional tooth whitening service. If you would like to know more, please contact us.