We would all like a bright white even smile, it’s one of the most wished for cosmetic enhancements by young and old alike. What you might not know is that whitening of teeth should be only provided by a dentist or a dental care professional acting under the prescription of a dentist. Beauty therapists who provide whitening services are breaking the law.
This is not so dentists can charge you more money than buying some bleach off the internet it’s actually to protect you and your teeth from serious and potentially irreversible damage. Your teeth should be carefully checked before whitening to ensure there are no cavities the bleaching agent could get into, they will also ensure that any material that is used is safe and in the correct concentration to lighten your teeth but not damage them.
Dentists using the tray system provide custom trays to minimise any leakage of the bleaching agent into your mouth, the mouth is a delicate place and you should know exactly what is in the agent and that it has been carefully manufactured and properly stored to maintain its efficiency.
The amount of bleaching agent is strictly regulated in the UK to ensure that any possible side effects such as increased tooth enamel porosity is minimised. The more porous the tooth the more it will stain so poor bleaching material will cause your teeth to stain more.
Materials bought over the internet have no guarantees they could be made in someone’s shed and packaged up, any dentist will tell you the damaged teeth they have seen. So be bleach safe and speak to your dentist for a professional result.
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