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Why You Should Get Your Teeth Whitened by Your Dentist

by Danielle Fletcher

Getting your teeth whitened can really boost your confidence, whether you want to look great in photos or prepare for an important event. There are lots of ways to whiten your teeth, from special toothpaste to in-chair procedures performed by a dentist. This guide explains three reasons why getting your teeth whitened by your dentist is a good option.

Whiten Your Teeth More Quickly

If you get your teeth whitened by your dentist, you will probably find that the process is quicker. This is great if you want to get your teeth whitened in a short space of time—for example if you have a wedding or another big event coming up. Whitening treatments performed by your dentist are faster because of the ingredients they can use, with the Australian Dental Association explaining that it is illegal for at-home whitening kits to use more than 6% hydrogen peroxide or 18% carbamide peroxide. If you want access to the most potent whitening ingredients, you'll need to get your teeth whitened at your dentist's office.

Get Treatment That's Tailored to Your Teeth

Everyone's teeth are different, but home whitening kits you might buy online or at a pharmacy don't take account of that fact. Whitening is not the best idea for everyone, and if you have very sensitive teeth or lots of crowns and fillings, whitening might not be good for your teeth. Alternatively, you may end up mistaking a discoloured tooth from a dead nerve for one that is stained, and then be disappointed in the result, or you might waste money on a product that's too weak or strong. By working with your dentist to whiten your teeth, you can get the best, most personalised information on what method is right for you, what results to expect, and whether it's safe for your teeth.

Save Yourself Time and Effort

Getting your teeth whitened by your dentist will also save you time and effort. They will advise you on what the best course of action is so you won't have to spend time shopping and researching different whitening products. They may also carry out the treatment for you, which lowers the risk of something going wrong and also means you don't need to learn how to use the product. If you want to only think about your tooth whitening method when you're in the dentist's chair, getting your teeth whitened by your dentist might be right for you.

Whether you want to whiten your teeth quickly, want personalised advice on whitening, or simply don't want to spend time researching whitening methods, getting your teeth whitened by a dentist is a good idea. 

Contact a local dentist for more information about teeth whitening services.