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Tooth whitening is all the rage, but don’t be tempted to take short cuts – there are risks using home tooth-whitening kits.

Tooth whitening is a big trend sweeping the UK. Having discoloured or yellow teeth can make you feel unattractive. Yellowing teeth can stop you smiling – in worse cases, people who are so self conscious about their off-coloured teeth even develop closed-lipped smiles to avoid flashing their offensive teeth. It’s no wonder the desire to turn to tooth whitening is so high – but for those who are looking for fast or cheap solutions with home tooth-whitening kits have been warned – they could be putting their health at risk.

Tooth Whitening – Choose Cosmetic Dentists

It’s important you turn to cosmetic dentists if you’re seeking out tooth whitening procedures and not rely on cheap alternatives. Home tooth whitening kits may be cheap and a tiny fraction of the price of professional tooth whitening, but the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has warned they can contain dangerously high levels of bleach. Poorly fitted moulds in home tooth-whitening kits can also cause chemicals to leak. We only have one set of teeth. Getting tooth whitening wrong can leave you in agony – too high levels of hydrogen peroxide in home tooth whitening kits can result in blistered gums and burned mouths. Some home tooth-whitening kits have also been found to contain acids that can erode teeth and even stain them more.

Tooth Whitening – Go Professional

Unlike home tooth whitening kits that use generic moulds – professional cosmetic dentists use moulds that have been custom built to the patient’s mouth, ensuring no chemicals leak during the tooth whitening procedure. Tooth whitening procedures in some beauty clinics have also been criticised by professional cosmetic dentists – some use chemicals that wreck tooth enamel. Opting for tooth whitening procedures from a registered and qualified cosmetic dentist ensures you are safe in the knowledge that they are using professional bleach solutions – solutions that have been approved as safe by the British Dental Association. Professional cosmetic dentistry has seen a huge demand for tooth whitening procedures. But unlike home tooth whitening kits or beauticians who have been found to use chlorine dioxide, the chemicals dentists use is a safe peroxide bleach treatment. Chlorine dioxide can even turn your teeth darker and even cause considerable damage.

Are you looking for tooth whitening? Speak to the Harley Street Dental Studio

At the Harley Street Dental Studio in Central London, renowned dentist Dr Mark Hughes and his team of highly trained clinicians offer outstanding care and attention to their patients. Favoured by celebrities of the sporting and entertainment worlds, the clinic offers treatments including dental veneers, tooth whitening, porcelain crowns, amalgam-free fillings and clear braces. It offers the very latest dental products such as Enlighten™, MACVENEERS™, Invisalign@, DaVinci Veneers™, and ZOOM!@ Whitening. With luxurious surroundings and a technically advanced clinic, the Harley Street Dental Studio will help reinvent and rejuvenate your smile with style. To discuss your dental needs or make an appointment, contact the studio on 020 7636 5981 or fill out the online contact form.




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