Cosmetic dentistry explored: why you must see a dentist for whiter teeth

Cosmetic dentistry offers numerous ways for your dentist to boost your smile. At Vogue Dental Care in Luton, teeth whitening treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic options. Here, we explore what is involved, and why contacting a dental professional is essential for anyone considering treatment.

cosmetic-dentistryHow does teeth whitening work?

Teeth are easily stained by a number of lifestyle factors, including smoking, certain foods and drinks, some medications and some medial conditions. When performed under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening treatment is a fast, safe, and effective way to remove these stains, leaving your smile several shades brighter. It’s not difficult to see why this is such a popular cosmetic dentistry option.

At our Luton clinic we offer several options for patients seeking teeth whitening consultation. When you come in for an initial cosmetic dentistryconsultation with an experienceddentist, they will talk you through all of the options so that you can pick the best one to suit your needs.

Why do I have to see a dentist

There have been several stories in the media recently about the dangers of unlicensed teeth whitening treatment. The products used at our Luton practice are tried, tested and safe. Many over-the-counter or online options contain dangerously high levels of hydrogen peroxide – up to 300 times the safe legal limit, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). This can be seriously dangerous to your oral health, and has been likened by the LGA to “brushing your teeth with bleach.”

The teeth whitening products used by dentists are tried, tested, safe, and legal. They provide a reliable method of whitening your teeth without causing harm. You wouldn’t consult anyone other than a dentist for other cosmetic dentistry procedures – and the same should be said for teeth whitening.