Why Teeth Whitening by Dental Professionals?



It is important to explain the difference between Just Smile and hundreds of mall kiosks and spa salons that provide teeth whitening in Toronto. Every Teeth Whitening treatment at Just Smile is performed by Registered Dental Hygienists and the reason why is very simple. ADA (American Dental Association) and many more independent researchers have come to the conclusion that teeth whitening treatment can not be performed in certain oral conditions. Some of these conditions could be: Open cavities, recession of the gums, blisters, etc. All these conditions might be asymptomatic (no symptoms) and require a thorough oral assessment to be detected. The only knowledgeable people trained and legally competent to perform such detailed oral assessments are either Licensed Dentists or Licensed Dental Hygienists. If one of these oral conditions is not detected and teeth whitening gel is applied on those areas, the client might suffer severe consequences during or after the treatment


Bleaching Treatment Considerations

(Page #5 of ADA’s Report)

A typical dental examination begins with a health and dental history. Intra-oral and extra-oral examinations of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and head are also conducted to exclude or diagnose cancer, abscesses, periodontal disease and other pathology. Seminal to decisions regarding tooth bleaching, the patient history would include the patient’s opinions regarding the cause of tooth discoloration, a history of allergies (which may include ingredients in bleaching materials), and information regarding any past problems with tooth sensitivity. Some tooth discolorations may be the result of pathology or conditions that require endodontic therapy, restorations or dental surgery. Such diagnoses can only be made by a dentist or another licensed health care professional, depending on local licensing regulations. In light of these and additional factors noted below, a dental examination with appropriate radiographs or other screening or diagnostic tests is recommended prior to considering tooth bleaching.


To learn more about the importance of having an oral assessment prior to teeth whitening read Full ADA’s REPORT

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