Article | 2021-10-05 12:54:27
False Dental Whitening,
What's the Danger?
Anyone would want a beautiful smile to make it look more attractive and support appearance. In addition to clean and healthy teeth, a smile will look more beautiful if your teeth are clean and white. The most common dental treatment used to whiten teeth is dental whitening. It's no secret that the price of dental aesthetic treatment is quite expensive, including dental whitening. This is what makes many people take shortcuts by relying on treatment from fake dental clinics and dental procedures carried out by people who are not dentists. In this article, we will discuss the phenomenon of fake dental clinics providing dental whitening which are increasingly spreading in big cities, including in Bali. What are the dangers of a dental whitening procedure that is not done directly by a dentist? Let's discuss.
Dental whitening is a procedure to brighten teeth by removing stains on the surface of the teeth caused by extrinsic factors. The extrinsic factor is a change in tooth color caused by external factors such as smoking, drinking coffee or tea, drinking herbal medicine, and so on. This procedure generally uses a special liquid or gel based on hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The ingredients in this dental whitening ingredient have a side effect that can irritate the affected tissue because these chemicals are caustic. Caustic properties are chemical properties that can damage and irritate skin or soft tissue when exposed. Because it has side effects and risks, the dental whitening procedure (in office bleaching) must be carried out by a dentist at a dental clinic, or can be done by the patient at home (home bleaching) according to the instructions of the dentist after prior consultation.
The dental whitening procedure begins with cleaning the teeth from tartar, plaque, and dirt that sticks to the teeth, then the dentist will apply a special material that serves to protect the gums from being exposed to bleaching agents. In addition, the dentist will install a special tool to retract the lips and cheeks so they don't touch the teeth during the dental whitening treatment. This is very important to do to avoid irritation of the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth, because if this occurs the patient will feel a stinging or burning sensation on the affected gums. The gums or soft tissue affected by this bleach will look white for a while and will cause complaints of stinging and discomfort to the patient. In addition to the risk of irritated gums and soft tissues, one of the side effects of dental whitening treatment is sensitive teeth after treatment. The dentist will apply fluoride solution to reduce the hypersensitive sensation on the teeth after dental whitening treatment. So, you can imagine what if this dental whitening treatment was not carried out by a dentist?
Illegal dental care practices that are currently circulating in big cities are carried out by ordinary people, not dentists. This can endanger the patient's dental and oral health because the operator who does the treatment is not a dental professional. Dental whitening treatments at fake dental clinics are usually carried out without applying a gum protective material, and patients are usually seated in ordinary chairs that are not dental chairs. In addition, the chair used in this fake dental clinic is not equipped with a saliva ejector or suction unit, which causes saliva to pool. This can increase the risk of saliva flowing and bring the teeth whitening material into contact with the gums and soft tissues in the mouth, resulting in irritation of the gums and causing discomfort to the patient.
BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) comes with complete facilities including dental whitening. As one of the most trusted dental clinics in Bali, BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is equipped with the best teeth whitening technology from Fläsh Whitening. Fläsh is the latest teeth whitening technology from Germany with more than 25 years of experience. Fläsh is equipped with a Whitening Lamp that can whiten your teeth in just 45 minutes to 1 hour of treatment. In addition, the dental whitening treatment with Fläsh is equipped with the Chairside Light Whitening System including tooth mousse and vitamin E soothing gel which is applied after treatment to maximize treatment.
Realize your dream of having white teeth and a beautiful smile with Fläsh Whitening at BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is ready to serve you with the best professional dentists in their fields. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is a trusted dental clinic near Kuta and not far from the airport. Don't let dental problems ruin your holiday in Bali, if you are enjoying the beautiful views of Ubud and unexpectedly need a dentist, the distance from Ubud to BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is approximately 35 km. Entrust your dental care to the dentist at the best dental clinic in Bali of your choice.
BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center
Jl. Sunset Road No.86A, Seminyak, Badung, Bali Indonesia 80361.
Epple, M., Meyer, F., & Enax, J. (2019). A Critical Review of Modern Concepts for Teeth Whitening. Dentistry journal, 7 (3), pp. 79.
Santos, et al. (2018). Evaluation of in-office tooth whitening treatment with violet LED: protocol for a randomised controlled clinical trial. BMJ open, 8 (9), ISSN: 3018-1185.
American Dental Association (2020). Oral Health Topics. Whitening.
Hamama, H.H. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (2013). FOCAL. Bleaching Technique.
National Health Service U.K. (2018). Healthy Body. Teeth Whitening.
Cleveland Clinic (2020). Disease & Conditions. Tooth Discoloration.
Cleveland Clinic (2019). Oral Health. Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Whelan, C. Healthline (2021). How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
MedicineNet (2003). Teeth Whitening.
Greany, T.J. Tooth IQ (2018). Dental Procedures. Tooth Whitening/Bleaching.
Basaraba, S. Very Well Health (2020). Heathy Aging. How to Keep Your Teeth White and Looking Younger.
Watson, S. Very Well Health (2020). Cosmetic Dentristry. How Professional Teeth Whitening Is Done.