Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Teeth whitening from a dentist can be the safest option

You have hundreds of different options to get whiter teeth. From the over-the-counter products you can get at the chemist, to what beauty spas offer and dental practices. Of these three locations, the only one that’s qualified to treat teeth is the dentist.

We’re not saying you cannot get teeth whitening from a chemist or from a beauty spa. We are saying that there’s no way you’ll know if it’s going to work until after you have bought it.

Teeth whitening from a dentist

The benefit of teeth whitening from a dentist is that we’ll assess your health to make sure it’s the best treatment for you.


Because not all stained teeth are cosmetic problems. Some stained teeth are a result of decay or trauma, which means teeth whitening won’t work. If the stain is from decay or trauma this may require restorative work before teeth whitening treatments.

Which teeth whitening treatment is right for you?

Zoom! Teeth Whitening only takes an hour to perform.  And it can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. Teeth whitening strips you buy from over-the-counter don’t so much whiten your teeth as they do dehydrate them.

If your teeth are stained too deep for Zoom!, you may require porcelain veneers. These are thin shells of porcelain which are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are stain-resistant, and a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Want to know more about your whitening options? Contact Dream Smiles Sunnybank today.