Teeth whitening has become increasingly popular, over the past few years. There is an array of products on the market and even in the high street that claim to help you to achieve that much-desired Hollywood smile.
You can even head to your local salon now for teeth whitening treatments. Voucher sites are rife with discounted treatments and kits are available to buy, so that you can do your own teeth whitening.
There aren’t many people that can brag a natural sparkling brilliant white smile. Salon treatments can be very expensive, especially if several sessions are required to achieve the colour that you would like. So, it is little wonder that people are resorting to the internet for DIY kits that they can get stuck into at home.
A quick search on Google brings up tens of kits that promise to whiten your teeth by several shades in a short amount of time. These kits are appealing for several reasons including their availability, the reasonably cheap price tag and the Hollywood smile that it promises.
Do we really know what is in these kits? Many of these DIY kits require users to apply bleach to their teeth. This can be problematic, if not applied evenly, causing patches and an uneven colour finish.
As an at-home user of one of these kits, it is impossible for you to test the acidity of the bleach in these products. Once a product is applied, should be found to be too abrasive, it can be impossible to reverse the damage, if tooth enamel has been stripped away.
Increasingly, dentists are faced with patients who have been using kits bought over the internet and advising them on use after the event. Patients complain of tummy upsets from accidentally swallowing the paste, white spots and other problems.
There is nothing that dentists can physically do to stop people from using DIY teeth whitening kits but they can warn you of the effects that they can have, if not used sparingly and with caution.
Why should I go to my dentist for teeth whitening?
Aside from the obvious fact that dentists are qualified to whiten teeth, they also have access to knowledge and tools that will ensure that your teeth are taken good care of.
DIY teeth whitening kits are not able to look into your dental records, assess your individual dental needs or determine whether using the kit is right for you. Before your dentist conducts any teeth whitening procedure, they will carry out an assessment. That way, if there is any reason you should not proceed, they are able to tell you in good time, before you spend any money or cause any irreversible damage to teeth.
Maybe you have already used one of these kits, don’t despair. If you suspect that they caused any damage or want to make sure that they didn’t, make an appointment for a check up. Should you wish to go ahead with teeth whitening in your area, also get booked in with Bhandal Dental. Everything that we use has been tested and approved by your experts, so that you can go ahead with confidence and peace of mind.
About the Author:
David has a keen interest in dental surgery, teeth whitening and also deals with Bhandal Dental. His posts on the subject help and inform people of the benefits of visiting a dental clinic.