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Why You Should Always Get Professional Teeth Whitening

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening involves the process of bleaching your teeth to lighten their pigment. While it may not make your teeth a gleaming white, it can lighten your teeth by several shades and improve their overall appearance. 

Often people opt to get their teeth whitened due to the yellowing of their teeth over time, this can be caused by enamel slowly wearing away after being exposed to acids in food and drink.



The Teeth Whitening Process

At Aviva Dentistry, we use safe and effective teeth whitening gels during your treatment. First, we will take you through the process within your consultation, and then take digital impressions of your teeth to create a close-fitting whitening tray that fits your teeth perfectly.

We will then explain how to use the custom whitening trays and gel, ensuring that you feel comfortable during your period of using the treatment at home. At home, you will administer the gel into the tray each day to wear on your teeth overnight for two weeks. 

During the two weeks we are contactable every step of the way, should you have any questions or concerns throughout your treatment.

After the two weeks of everyday treatment have passed, you will notice an improvement and a significantly brighter and whiter smile. 

Who Can Do Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a form of dental treatment, and should only be carried out by a dentist or dental professional. Teeth whitening can also be performed on the prescription of a dentist, where the patient is taught how to conduct regular treatment at home. 

Teeth whitening can be seen in beauty salons, but there must be a dental professional present for the practice to be considered legal. It can also put your dental health at risk if not performed by a professional dentist.

The Risks of Home Whitening Kits

We have all seen teeth whitening kits in stores and online, but there are a lot of risks involved and they can be very harmful to your mouth’s health.

Firstly, the tray provided in these kits may not fit your teeth correctly, which can lead to the whitening product spilling over the sides. This can lead to chemical burns or symptoms such as sensitivity and blistering.

At-home whitening kits are also not as effective as whitening provided by a dentist. For a home kit to be considered legal, it must contain no more than 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. However, within a dentist setting, it is legal to use up to 6% hydrogen peroxide, proven to create much more effective results in a safe and controlled manner.

Book an Appointment Today

Read more about our Teeth Whitening treatments, and book your consultation with our friendly and professional team today! We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Contact us today to discuss your options and book your initial consultation.

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