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Is Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Safe?

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When patients at our Chatswood, NSW clinic ask us about the teeth whitening kits they can purchase in salons and shops, it’s important to remember that these are not regulated. The practitioners performing the whitening procedures do not necessarily have any dental training.

There are a number of potential problems people face when they opt for this type of teeth whitening:

  • Lack of proper infection control
  • Careless application of the whitening agent
  • Bleaching trays that are ill-fitting
  • Irritation and sensitivity to the gums and teeth

Although these may not cause permanent harm to the teeth or gums, many patients will be disappointed in the results.

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3 Reasons Why People Love Teeth Whitening

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Cosmetic dentistry can seem daunting when you first start researching your options.  Many patients opt to begin with teeth whitening because it is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile without requiring restorative dental procedures.

Many patients who opt for restorative dentistry often begin by whitening their teeth, so that the final shade for their restorations will be lighter, giving them an overall brighter look.

Teeth Whitening Is Safe for Most Healthy Patients

If you are free of periodontal disease and decay, teeth whitening is likely safe for you. We will perform a full evaluation before beginning teeth whitening treatment in our Chatswood, NSW dental clinic to make sure your ...

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.