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Is tooth whitening safe?

09/12/2021

This is a very good question which solicits a variety of answers. There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening kits available, some are safe and some are not. But whether they are safe is probably the wrong question to be asking. Your teeth are very precious and once you become an adult the set you have is all you are going to get, so surely it makes sense to be careful with them. ‘Which’ magazine conducted an investigation into the products sold in the UK. The results revealed that a frightening fifty-eight per cent of teeth whiteners contained dangerous levels of hydrogen peroxide which is illegal in the UK. Teeth whitening kits come in a variety of forms and over half of those tested by Which magazine were found to contain dangerously high levels of this banned chemical. The answer to the question is tooth whitening safe, is yes it is if done correctly and by someone trained to understand the product and its effects. Another factor to consider is getting to the difficult back teeth using a generic tray which can end up with you swallowing some of the cleaning solution. We use a custom made tray which works efficiently, ensuring that you do not swallow any unnecessary fluids.Blog

Our safe system

Tooth whitening Burnham has a system which includes getting you involved in the process, because it is important for you to take proper care of your teeth and to understand how your teeth are affected by different treatments. The Dental Surgery Burnham employs the Enlighten System which entails a collaboration between us and you. Initially we carry out a thorough investigation of your teeth and gums, which gives us the opportunity to assess the state of your mouth generally. We are able to identify the causes of any discolouration of your teeth and we especially look to see if there are any underlying medical conditions that may be developing. Tooth discolouration can be caused by coeliac disease, calcium deficiency or even liver disease or an eating disorder to name but a few reasons. Once we have satisfied ourselves that there are no grounds on which not to proceed, we will give you a specially formulated whitening gel which you must apply daily for two weeks. At the end of the two week period you will be required to return to our surgery. At this appointment we will conduct an extensive cleaning of your teeth and in addition a forty minute tooth whitening Burnham procedure which involves the application of a highly concentrated gel. The results of this treatment can last for as long as six months depending on your eating habits and lifestyle. Any stains that existed before the treatment will have been removed and should not return.

Why take the risk?

When providing tooth whitening Burnham our practice understands that modern life has increased the demand for a radiant smile. We agree that there is no reason why you should not enjoy the confidence of being able to smile without being embarrassed because of your teeth.Stained, crooked and missing teeth often knock a patient’s confidence and we can help to achieve that million dollar smile that you want to be able to produce wherever and whenever you like. So why take the risk that you could cause damage to your teeth, when we are here to help you?

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