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Is teeth whitening safe?

Wanting a whiter smile is natural, but it’s also normal to feel concerned about damaging your teeth with whitening products. At Dental On Cue, we are here to ensure that you have the whitening system that will work best for you without hurting your teeth.

Many of the store-bought teeth whitening products available contain abrasives to remove surface stains. When used frequently, these products can actually wear away enamel and cause sensitivity. Be sure to consult with your Kew dentist about teeth whitening products that will not cause damage to your teeth.

Both our in-house and take-home whitening systems avoid abrasives, opting instead for a peroxide solution that bleaches away stains and results in a brighter, more youthful look.

Dental office teeth whitening is safe for most healthy patients, and the easiest way to determine if it is right for you is to contact our Kew dental clinic to book a consultation. Or you can ask your dental hygienist at your next dental clean. The best time to start whitening is when your smile is clean and free of tartar.

What about Teeth Sensitivity?

If your teeth feel sensitive, you can take some time between at-home treatments or use desensitising toothpaste. It is also important to avoid overfilling your custom whitening trays to prevent irritating the gums.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.