At Boutique Dental Care, we pride ourselves on offering safe and secure teeth whitening services for our patients, which is why we were shocked to learn about some new statistics put forth by the Australian Dental Association.
Turns out, some dental practices in Australia are allowing patients to take-home teeth whitening gels at a strength of over 6% hydrogen peroxide and over 18% carbamide peroxide. These quantities are simply too high for at-home use. The law actually states that a take-home tooth whitening kit may only contain UP TO 6% hydrogen peroxide and UP TO 18% carbamide peroxide.
Any higher quantities must be performed as an in-chair dental treatment. At Boutique Dental Care, we’ve always followed these rules and will continue to do so to provide our patients with the best possible results.
Benefits of In-Chair Whitening
We’re proud to offer both in-chair whitening and take-home kits at our practice. When you choose us for your teeth whitening needs, we’ll speak with you about your whitening goals before applying the gel. An in-chair appointment typically lasts about one hour and can brighten your teeth several shades in just one sitting. In-chair whitening is also very safe and protects your gums during the process so that no permanent damage is done—aside from, of course, leaving you with a beautifully bright smile.
If you’d like to continue to maintain your results at home, you have the option of using a take-home kit, outfitted with custom-fit trays for your teeth to bring optimal results.
Want to learn more about teeth whitening? We’d love to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.