Why You Shouldn't get over-the-counter Teeth Whitening Kits
Don’t we all love to have that perfect white smile? This is why Teeth Whitening kits that can be bought over-the-counter or online has such a massive market for entrepreneurs.
One of the biggest Teeth Whitening Kits is called HiSmile is now worth $46 million. But just like any other treatments. Side-effects and complications can happen.
Professional teeth whitening done by a qualified dentist can significantly reduce the risk of possible complications because teeth whitening may not be appropriate to people who have the oral symptoms of some diseases.
If you decide to get Teeth Whitening at Peel Dental Studio, we could provide an initial consultation to check if Teeth Whitening is right for you. Visit us at 150 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah.
Why go to a Dentist for Teeth Whitening?
A qualified dentist will take an impression of your teeth so that a custom-made mouth tray can be made. This holds the bleaching gel close to your teeth.
If you purchase a Teeth Whitening Kit, typically the gel can come into contact with the gums or other soft tissues of the mouth or throat that can cause burns or other injuries because most Teeth Whitening gels are made of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
The concentration of bleaching agents is strictly controlled in Australia, and only professional dentist is allowed to use a more concentrated gel but only when applied on a clinical environment.
Disadvantages of over-the-counter Teeth Whitening Kit
Harmful to the Gum Line – over-the-counter teeth whitening kits can contain peroxides which can cause severe damage to your gum line. The majority of the time these gel trays are not custom made to your teeth. This can lead to unnecessary contact with your gum.
At Peel Dental Studio, Teeth whitening trays are custom made for each mouth to reduce the risk of gum contact, to minimise damage, and increase the improvement to your smile.
Aggravate Dental Problems: If you have a pre-existing dental problems teeth whitening kits can make it worse because the bleach can get into any such problem and cause pain or infection.
A dental professional can check if you have any pre-existing dental problems like cavities or gum disease that could be aggravated by the bleach.
Poor Results: Most DIY teeth whitening kits have a bleach concentration of about 10-20%. The problem with this, is that the concentration cannot be customised specifically to your needs.
Damage to the Tooth: Enamel is the hard, outer layer of your teeth. DIY treatments are known to contain sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide. If not applied correctly, it can cause enamel erosion. Incorrect application can also cause extreme pain and tooth sensitivity due to the effect of these products on exposed dentine, the layer that normally lies under the enamel.
If you want to more information about teeth whitening or if you want to find out if this is the right treatment for you. Speak to our friendly, professional team at Peel Dental Studio so we can explain our Teeth Whitening Procedure and what are your alternatives.
Peel Dental Studio (formerly Pinjarra Road Dental Clinic Mandurah) is an accredited Dental practice of Dr Ross Bailey. Ross has been building and nurturing this practice for over 35 years and has built a dedicated team of Mandurah Dentists and professional support staff, all meticulously selected and trained in their specific duties.
150 Pinjarra Road Mandurah WA
08 9535 4900