DIY Teeth Whitening products are widely promoted on social media by celebrities and influencers.
As many of us are obsessed with a morning coffee or evening red wine. We can also probably agree that the not-so-enjoyable result of our favourite foods and drinks is the effect they have on the brightness of our teeth!
For this reason, it’s common for people to seek a quick fix and whiten their teeth with one of many DIY teeth whitening products. Although this seems like a cheap and convenient solution, the price you’ll pay for the risks associated with home teeth whitening may have you reconsidering.
DIY Teeth Whitening Kits are they safe?
“Is teeth whitening safe?” Unfortunately, the answer is: Yes; No; Maybe – it really depends.
For most people, the main concern here: is it going to cause any long-term damage to the teeth?
If your teeth whitening is done under supervision or recommendation by your dentist, and you use the products as directed it is perfectly safe. Your teeth will not be harmed by whitening. In fact, the entire Iconic Dentistry and Iconic Medispa team regularly whiten their teeth.
Any professional whitening product used or issued by your dentist is effective (so you use the minimum product required), and pH balanced so it doesn’t damage your enamel.
Some whitening products are unfortunately unregulated but are readily available. These may have an acidic pH. These give great initial results because they acid etch your enamel, but they also cause dehydration and acid erosion too! This causes permanent damage as it thins out your enamel. Over time it has the effect of making your teeth darker. Remember enamel is the stuff that makes your teeth look white!
Also, some teeth need some TLC before they can be safely whitened. If they have leaky fillings, undiagnosed decay, nerve or gum issues, these should be corrected before whitening. We recommend a regular check-up and clean before any teeth whitening.
The Iconic Dentistry experience.
Teeth whitening is actually safe and effective when used under professional guidance. Your teeth are as unique as you are, so at Iconic Dentistry we will prescribe the most appropriate method for you and your teeth.
Professional teeth whitening treatments will save you a-lot of time and money in the long run as well as preserve your overall tooth health. Here at the clinic we have a range of options which effectively and safely brighten your smile. Customised whitening trays being our most popular option. At Iconic, there are no impressions. It’s all done digitally , delivering results within a few days. Your dentist will assess your teeth before proceeding through with any whitening options to ensure there are no existing damage to the teeth so you can safely achieve your smile goals.
Creating Brighter Smiles for Miss Universe Australia
As testament to our expertise in teeth whitening, we partner with Pola White – an Australian company with local manufacturing. This means the product does not need to travel half-way around the world before it gets to you. This is important because long transit times means unstable temperatures, which breaks down the product fast and makes it ineffective. Our clinic also does high volumes of whitening. This means our products don’t stay on the shelves for long. In fact we are proud to be teeth whitening partners with Miss Universe Australia!
Interested in whitening your smile? Click here to book an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists.