Teeth whitening; a perfectly safe treatment at the dentist
Percentages of peroxide in the product
There are two big groups of treatment types for tooth whitening: One is products that are often sold as cheap teeth whitening treatment packs and administered by non-dentally trained individuals such as beauty clinics. The other type are those that can only be used by a qualified dentist. So what is the difference? It’s mainly the percentage of hydrogen peroxide and / or carbamide peroxide. Products with a lower percentage of these substances can be sold as a DIY kit. Products with higher doses are only to be administered by your qualified dentist.
Why does this matter? The substances used for teeth whitening (a bleaching gel) need to be applied with precision, and if the application tray does not fit accurately, or if the gums are not protected during an in-chair application, some of it may cause chemical burns. With cheap teeth whitening treatment options, there have been cases of people getting sick after swallowing the product.
Parents can play an important role in monitoring their kids for dental issues that require early intervention, including mouth breathing or snoring, chewing problems, speech impediments, an overbite, and thumb sucking.
If you think your child might be struggling with these or other jaw or mouth-related problems, visit a practice experienced in orthodontics for kids, such as the team of Perth dentists at NewSmile Dental Centre. We recommend that if children are assessed by the age of seven, they are likely to have the best orthodontic outcome – but it’s never too late to get an assessment and a plan for good orthodontic management.
Caution advised with DIY kits
How NewSmile can help with reliable teeth whitening
Here at NewSmile Dental Perth we have helped thousands of customers with quality cosmetic and/or teeth whitening treatments. Our most popular treatment option uses the in-chair Zoom3! Process. It uses the higher concentrations of peroxide, combined with blue LED light to enhance the process. This method can provide immediate and dramatic results.
We also provide a home whitening kit that uses professional grade treatment gel, and custom fitted trays for your teeth. This is to make sure that the tray fits well, so the gel is applied properly.
If you’re unsure which treatment option would be most suitable for you, please get in touch with our friendly receptionist team to discuss options or to book an appointment. Our team will make sure that you are well informed so you can avoid the pitfalls of unreliable cheap teeth whitening solutions, and benefit from a safe professional treatment with long lasting results.