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5 Things To Consider Before Whitening Your Teeth

Interested in Whitening Your Teeth? There are a few things you should consider first.

If you are interested in whitening your teeth there are a number of factors you should consider before doing so.


Are everyone’s teeth suitable for whitening?

Unfortunately not everyone is an appropriate candidate for teeth whitening. This is especially true if you have teeth and gums that are not currently in a healthy state. Should this be the case the procedure of teeth whitening, especially if not administered by a dental professional can actually do more damage to them.


How can I confirm if my teeth are suitable for whitening?

The safest and most reliable way to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for teeth whitening is to seek the professional opinion of your dentist. Through their training and experience they are best qualified to give you a thorough assessment as to your suitability for teeth whitening.


“For most people the procedure of teeth whitening poses no serious risks – if performed by a trained professional”


What would a thorough assessment involve?

When you visit your dentist they will check a range of factors to determine the health of your teeth and gums. They will also evaluate the current shade or colour of your teeth before recommending the most suitable procedure for you.


If I administered teeth whitening myself at home what can go wrong?

For most people the procedure of teeth whitening poses no serious risks if performed by a dental professional. However, those who choose to administer at-home teeth whitening without dentist supervision risk a number of side effects including blistering, damaged or inflamed gums, extreme tooth sensitivity and in extreme cases irritation or bleeding in the oesophagus and stomach if the bleaching agent is ingested.


If I get my dentist to whiten my teeth what results can I expect?

One of the main reasons to see your dentist before deciding on treatment is get a full understanding of what to expect from a teeth whitening procedure. There are a number of teeth whitening treatments available, each of which will offer different results depending on the current health of your teeth. It is best to discuss with your dentist about what you can expect before you book in for treatment.


Interested In Whitening Your Teeth?

If you are interested in whitening your teeth please contact us on 07 5443 2800 or email



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