Bleaching gel treatments are as popular as ever, but unfortunately, many are still turning to ‘DIY’ home kits ordered on the internet. This is risky and can lead to issues such as mouth infections, gum recession and tooth nerve damage.
By seeing a dentist, patients can rest assured their teeth are in good hands, and will be given detailed instruction on how to use a mouthguard with an approved bleaching gel.
Also growing in popularity is laser teeth whitening, which can be known as power whitening. In this instance, a bleaching product is coated onto the teeth and then a light or laser is directed onto them to activate the whitening. The treatment takes an hour and promises ‘glowing’ results.