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Why You Should See a Dentist for Teeth Whitening Treatments

Many people look in the mirror and think their smile can shine a little brighter. As a mark of beauty, a bright, white smile is highly influential on one’s self-confidence. Sometimes whitening toothpastes or in-home whitening kits don’t do the trick quite right. Recently, more and more spas and beauty salons are advertising and performing teeth whitening treatments without the proper credentials. Spa technicians without proper knowledge of teeth and gum health issues are performing these treatments outside of a medical facility. Bradley Matthew, DDS, a board certified dentist based in Los Angeles, emphasizes the importance of visiting a dental office if you are considering a teeth-whitening method stronger than the over-the-counter treatment. Practicing out of the South Bay, Dr. Matthew, DDS, MICOI encourages patients seeking a brighter smile to consult a dental professional and not a beauty technician.

Importance of Seeing a Professional

Dental professionals like Dr. Matthew, DDS, MICOI have undergone years of professional education to become board certified in administering oral care. They should be the only people you consult about altering your smile, as they are familiar with the potential complications or restrictions of cosmetic dentistry that you may not know about. When a cosmetic dentist is examining your mouth to see if you are a candidate for teeth whitening, they are checking your teeth and gums to make sure the solution should not cause irritation. If gums are exposed, or the patient has broken teeth, the solution can seep in and cause burning or irritation. The whitening solution is a higher grade than the over the counter type and should only be administered by a dental professional.

A group of oral activists in Tennessee including the Tennessee Dental Association are convening to petition state lawmakers to make it a law that only dentists can provide teeth whitening treatments. In California, Los Angeles cosmetic dentist Dr. Matthew, DDS, MICOI is also advocating for the restriction of whitening treatment availability outside of a controlled, sanitary dental office. An important aspect of oral health is seeking the right kind of care from experienced, knowledgeable dental authorities.

Teeth Whitening with BriteSmile

BriteSmile is a new teeth-whitening technology that utilizes an LED light and peroxide to whiten your smile. BriteSmile is safer, and more effective with results lasting for years with proper maintenance. This cosmetic dentistry procedure can be done in an hour and can whiten your smile up to nine shades. In addition to this treatment, Dr. Matthew, DDS, MICOI offers Dash, which costs less and does not use a light. Both of these whitening options have been performed numerous times by Dr. Matthew safely and with aesthetically pleasing results.

Hopefully, legislation will pass to make it illegal for uncertified, spa technicians to administer whitening treatments they are not properly trained for. It is up to you to do your research, and find a dental expert to perform your cosmetic whitening to ensure quality, careful results.

Teeth Whitening in South Bay

Your oral health depends on the decisions you make, and the first, most important thing to do is find the right dental health professional to care for you. If you want more information about teeth whitening by Westchester private dentist Dr. Matthew, DDS, MICOI, or to schedule a consultation call us today at (310) 670-0659.