It’s important to only use safe teeth whitening products and treatments to avoid causing permanent damage to your smile. As a rule of thumb, if the price or advertised results of a teeth whitening product seem too good to be true, they probably are!
Some of the questions you should ask before using a teeth whitening gel or teeth whitening product include:
- Has this been recommended by a qualified dentist?
- Is the treatment being offered at my Palm Beach dentist?
- Does it have an ingredients list, and do I understand what each individual ingredient is?
- Can the product be bought from registered pharmacies and medical stores?
- Do I know anyone who has successfully used the product before?
- Is the brand of the product a reputable and well-established dental brand?
The bottom line is that you should never use any product on your teeth unless you have spoken to your Palm Beach dentist about it prior. Your dental clinic near me will know about what products are safe and effective, plus what products need to be avoided.
The effect of covid-19 on oral health
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly caused adverse impacts on oral health. In 2020 and 2021, less people have been visiting their dentist due to forced clinic closures and less movement in the community during lockdowns. This has meant that dental problems have exacerbated and increased, and more people are now needing to seek emergency dental Palm Beach.
During this period of lockdowns and closures, it has also meant that many people and families have turned to at-home cosmetic treatments (rather than professional treatments at their Gold Coast dental clinic) in order to avoid getting out and about in the community. Unless approved by your Palm Beach dentist, at-home teeth whitening products can be dangerous for your teeth and overall health.
Some unapproved teeth whitening gels and teeth bleaching products contain harmful toxins and chemicals that are bad for your body. Others may show short-term results but fail to deliver long-term solutions. Then there are some teeth whitening products that are a complete waste of money, showing no results at all.
If you have used DIY teeth whitening products during the COVID-19 pandemic and believe it has had a negative impact on your oral health, we encourage you to get in touch with our Gold Coast dentists and book an appointment with our dental team.
Where to get professional teeth whitening
If you are looking for a professional teeth whitening treatment, you can visit our no gap dentist Palm Beach. Gold Coast Dental Haus is committed to delivering the most innovative cosmetic dental options and we are proud to offer safe and effective teeth whitening as one of our services.
We aim to make our wide range of dental services available to all the community, so you can chat to our friendly team about flexible payment plans for your teeth whitening. To book an appointment, call us today on (07) 5521 0536 or book online.