How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

whitenning teeth - How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth can become discoloured because of lifestyle choices, genetics, medications, or as a natural part of ageing. A professional teeth whitening treatment is affordable, effective and above all is very safe. Thompson Road Dental Services offers two different whitening treatments. Choose to whiten in our dental clinic or opt for a custom home whitening kit. Both could brighten your smile by up to 8 shades. We will check your teeth beforehand, whichever treatment you choose. It is essential to ensure teeth whitening is safe and appropriate for your needs as your dental health is always our top priority.

What About DIY Whitening Kits?

You might have seen DIY whitening kits for sale, or which are offered by unqualified practitioners like beauticians, promising to brighten teeth and even prevent cavities, but please avoid these illegal products. These kits can contain such high levels of active ingredients that they are classified as poisons. Several people unfortunate enough to use these kits have damaged their teeth, sometimes irrevocably. Others have received nasty chemical burns to their gums and even their throat. At the very least, the results achieved may be blotchy and uneven.

Worryingly, the Australian Dental Association discovered 68% of people aged 18-35 and who had whitened their teeth, had used a kit rather than consulting a dental professional.

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