A number of patients have asked us this recently as there has been a dramatic rise in the number of beauty related businesses offering teeth whitening. This rise is due to the fact that it is possible to gain a licence to legally whiten teeth by attending a one day course.
So it has been relatively easy for hairdressers, beauticians and others relate din the beauty industry to become legally qualified to undertake the teeth whitening procedure. Especially if you compare the number of years that our cosmetic dentist at Smile Care has studied and trained to gain a dental licence. And there are good reasons why dentists, especially cosmetic dentists, undergo such rigorous training!
Teeth whitening is a perfectly safe procedure when done correctly. However, there has been a rise in the number of teeth whitening procedures that have not been carried out properly and resulted in problems for the patient. Teeth whitening procedures that are badly carried out can result in such injuries as burns to the gums and other tissue which can be quite severe in some cases.
Dentists and doctors who have been assigned to look at the increase in “injuries” as a result of teeth whitening procedures agree that it can be linked to the rise in the increase in the number of people practising teeth whitening as a result of attending one day qualification courses.
Besides putting your safety first there is another very important reason to seek out the service of a qualified dental practitioner to undertake your teeth whitening. This is that they will be able to assess the current state of your oral health and also whether teeth whitening is suitable for you, especially if you have gum disease or crowns.
If you are considering teeth whitening in Plymouth then we would urge you to seek out the services of a qualified dentist in Plymouth to help you achieve a dazzling white smile in a safe and professional environment.
At Smile Care our cosmetic dentists carry out teeth whitening and you can visit our Patient Gallery to see some of the results. You can also view and read our Patient Videos and Comments to see what our patients have experienced.
We look forward to helping you create a dazzling white smile in the future.