14th September , 2021
Teeth Whitening

Is Teeth Whitening Safe

A white smile can provide a huge boost in confidence. For many people, this can only be achieved through means of teeth whitening. It is very normal for people to have to use products and treatments to achieve this, as our teeth are so easily stained. This yellow staining can be caused by a number of different factors. Including, lifestyle choices, such as smoking and diet, or quite simply with age. Researching into teeth whitening online can drag you into a rabbit hole of information, possibly leaving you more confused than before. The team at Holly House Dental can provide all the information you need. One question which is frequently asked and typed into google is – ‘Is teeth whitening safe?’ So, we have addressed this here.

Will teeth whitening hurt or cause sensitivity?
As with any dental treatment there is potential for some dis-comfort. When it comes to teeth whitening, the professional process will not hurt, but may cause some sensitivity. Particularly as no one knows how their gums will react to the whitening agent. At home, DIY whitening kits are much more likely to cause harm, as these are not being applied by a professional. There is a risk that these kits, if used incorrectly, could harm the tooth enamel or cause burns to your gums. That is why it is essential you speak with your dentist before considering teeth whitening treatments.

Teeth Whitening is a form of dentistry
It is important to remember that teeth whitening is a form of dentistry and should be carried out by a dentist or with the guidance of a dental professional. There are some salons and clinics claiming to offer ‘professional teeth whitening’. It is illegal to offer a service like this when there is not the presence of a dental professional who has the relevant certifications. For safe practice, always speak with your dentist about the professional teeth whitening services they offer.
Although there are DIY kits on offer, in chemists and high street retailers, these can be riskier to use.
Before you consider professional teeth whitening treatments it is really important your teeth are looked after, and your mouth is healthy. A general check-up with your dentist will be able to determine this. Signs of any dental problems can be addressed and treated, prior to the application of any whitening agents. At Holly House Dental we tend to recommend our teeth whitening services once our patients have completed a treatment.
So, to answer this question, ‘is teeth whitening safe?’. Yes, teeth whitening is safe, as long as the guidance of a dental professional Is provided, and the treatment used is handled correctly.

Teeth whitening at Holly House Dental
Professional teeth whitening from Holly House Dental will provide great results, giving you a brighter and whiter smile. We will first supply a custom tray which will be made to fit over your teeth. This will be filled with the whitening agent. Overtime this agent will lighten your teeth. Often our teeth whitening patients see results within a number of weeks. We will provide you with your tray and agent, so you can use these at home every day until the level of whiteness you desire, is achieved.
For more information about our teeth whitening services, get in touch with our team.

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