There are plenty of teeth whitening products out there, but often these aren’t very effective and can sometimes even pose a danger to your oral health. The best way to approach teeth whitening, is to consult your dentist. Having a professional whitening your teeth is a lot safer and more beneficial. How do dentists whiten your teeth? Why should you choose your dentist to whiten them? In this article, we will explore the process and benefits of teeth whitening through your dentist. What is teeth whitening? Teeth whitening is the process of bleaching your teeth to lighten the shades of your teeth. This will not make your teeth a dazzling white, but can improve the colour of them dramatically. Who can perform teeth whitening? Teeth whitening is a particular form of dentistry, and should only be performed by dental professionals. Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening services, but it is only legal if a dental professional is on hand to supervise. You can also purchase teeth whitening products, but they do carry risks to your oral health, and pose a danger due to it not being applied by a professional, through absence of their expertise. What happens during professional teeth whitening? Professional teeth whitening involves several appointments at the dental surgery over the length of a couple of months. To begin with, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth to create a mouth guard, and will then show you how to effectivley use it through applying bleaching gel. Through using your mouth guard at home, you will regularly apply the gel for the length of time your dentist has told you to do so, usually between 2 to 4 weeks. Laser whitening is another form of teeth whitening, also known as power whitening. This involves a bleaching product being applied to the teeth, and then shined on by a light or laser to activate the product. The whole process is a lot quicker then using a mouthguard, as laser whitening only takes about an hour to complete. If you are looking for whiter teeth, why not contact Tamworth dentists today, to see how we can help you!