Over time, our teeth lose part of their natural white colour. In some cases, staining and discolouration become quite noticeable and can make people feel self-conscious about their smile. 

This problem can be addressed through teeth whitening treatments, whether they are professionally done by a dentist or at home. If you’ve been considering having a whitening treatment, here are some things to consider that can help you make a decision.

Key takeaways:

  • Although every dental procedure carries some level of risk, in the case of professional whitening treatments the risk is minimal. Usually, the only side effect people experience is some temporary tooth sensitivity.
  • Store-bought kits may pose a higher risk because they don’t usually come with a way of protecting gum tissue. As a result, people using these kits may experience gum swelling and irritation. In some cases, repeated use of store-bought kits can lead to permanent tooth sensitivity.
  • There are ways of minimising tooth sensitivity after a whitening session, such as a professional fluoride treatment.

Teeth whitening can improve the looks of your smile, and should always go hand-in-hand with a good dental care routine.

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