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Why Getting Your Teeth Professionally Whitened Is Better For Your Health

teeth whitening consultationThere is a lot of online chatter about teeth whitening at the moment. Even more so than usual, this might have something to do with the surge in demand for tooth whitening. More and more people are looking to whiten their smile safely and effectively.

It could also be because two countries have decided that tooth whitening falls under dentistry and therefore must be performed by a dentist.

Australia isn’t there yet. You can still do-it-yourself tooth whitening kits but you do need to be careful. In 2011, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission had to step in and stop unsafe do-it-yourself tooth whitening kits from being sold. Once the ACCC had complaints that some teeth whitening kits were responsible for injuries such as:

  • Chemical burns to the gums and teeth
  • Blistering of the mouth and throat
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Headaches
They had a closer look at the do-it-yourself tooth whitening kits. The particular ones they were forced to negotiate a recall for all had high levels of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide.

Tooth Whitening at Excellence in Dentistry

We are not saying that all do-it-yourself tooth whitening kits are dangerous, we’re just saying why risk it? When you come to Excellence in Dentistry in Brisbane you can be assured to get the best tooth whitening treatment available.

There is a reason tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. When done by a professional, tooth whitening is a safe cosmetic treatment used to visibly brighten your smile. It is also one of the cosmetic treatments being dubbed ‘lunchtime treatments’ because in-office tooth whitening takes an hour or less.

How Excellence in Dentistry Can Whiten Your Teeth

At Excellence in Dentistry we have two teeth whitening options to suit your needs. If your teeth are stained we strongly recommend going to see one our dentists who can accurately assess your oral health. Which a do-it-yourself kit cannot do. Teeth can be stained for a number of reasons, whether it’s because you drink coffee, alcohol or eat sugary foods or for other reasons.

Did you know your teeth can stain from the inside out? If this is the case no amount of tooth whitening treatment is going to be able to help you. Although a dentist can.

A dentist can also assess what is the best course of treatment for you. At Excellence in Dentistry we offer two teeth whitening options: in office whitening and at home whitening.

1. In Office Whitening

As we’ve said, this is one of the many cosmetic treatments that are being referred to as ‘lunchtime procedures’ because it can be performed in under an hour.

Visit our Whitening Spa, where we can transform your smile in around an hour. Our in office whitening treatment can make your teeth up to 5 shades lighter. To ensure that you continue to get the benefits of white teeth we will also give custom bleach trays so you can look after you radiant new smile with a touch-up kit.

2. Home Whitening

If you’d rather whiten your teeth at home, then we have the solution for you. The home whitening kit consists of custom made bleaching trays. All you need to do is apply the bleaching trays for 45 minutes for up to a week.


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