Why a cosmetic dentist is a must if you want whiter teeth

Teeth whitening procedures are one of the most commonly-requested treatments from a cosmetic dentist. At Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer two options for patients interested in teeth whitening – home whitening and power whitening here in the practice.

Why you need a cosmetic dentist

hsdc-teeth-whiteningIf you’ve been exploring your options for teeth whitening treatment, the chances are you will have stumbled upon numerous products online and on the high street that claim to whiten teeth. Some beauty salons even offer teeth whitening, although by law this should only be provided on a dentist’s prescription.

Products used by dentists have been extensively tested and have been proven to be both safe and effective. If you go for a cheaper option online or in-store, the chances are these products won’t have been subjected to such rigorous testing. While in many cases this means they simply won’t work or won’t produce the results you want, in fact you’ve had a lucky escape. Some unregulated teeth whitening products can actually damage the teeth, gums and mouth, potentially leading to the need for extensive, expensive restorative dental work. In short, teeth whitening from anyone other than a cosmetic dentist should be avoided.

The whitening products used by the cosmetic dentists at our Harley Street clinic are safe, reliable and predictable. We will ensure any temporary side-effects such as increased tooth sensitivity are kept to a minimum, and will advise you on how to deal with any sensitivity should it occur.

Teeth whitening should also only be carried out on a healthy mouth, so whether you opt for home or in-chair whitening, you will still need to call in to our Harley Street clinic for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. Should they find any health issues such as tooth decay, they will treat these first.