Is Teeth Whitening safe?
According to the NHS teeth whitening is a form of dentistry. They recommend that it should only be performed by a dentist or another regulated dental professional, such as a dental hygienist or dental therapist, on the prescription of a dentist.
Any business offering teeth whitening services without supervision of a dental professional in the UK may be acting illegally, so always check.
But you can also buy DIY home teeth whitening kits, without prescription, but these may also carry risks, so you would be well advised to look carefully into this.
One main issue of DIY kits is the mouthgaurd may not fit properly so some of the bleaching gel may leak resulting in gum blistering and sensitivity.
If you do want to still try DIY teeth whitening, please take care. This site is not qualified to give advice and products listed are for information only for you to see what is out there. We haven’t tested any of these kits.
If you buy a DIY kit it is important to buy with confidence from a reputable retailer and reputable brand that can give you a method of authentication, the last thing you want to do is put a cocktail on chemical in your moth from some fake manufacturer.
How do Teething Whitening Kits work?
There are two forms
- Bleaching – contain peroxide, physically changes the natural tooth colour, such as Briyte
- Non Bleaching – contains abrasives or chemicals that just act on surface stains
DIY bleaching kits only contain 10% peroxide whereas prescription kits can contain 20-40%. So because a home kit doesn’t work for you it doesn’t mean that a professional dentist applied kit will not work.
Briyte ® Teeth Whitening Kit
The kit contains
- 3 – 3ml Briyte teeth whitening gels
- 2 – Mouth trays
- 1 – Briyte mouth LED light
- 1 – User manual
- 1 – Shade guide
- 2 – Batteries for LED light.
Briyte used bleaching / peroxide technique, beware improper use will burn your gums, although reviews on Amazon show many satisfied customers.
Amazon gives you a method of authenticating the seller is selling genuine products.
Briyte ® Teeth Whitening Kit (TEETH WHITENING) Pro Home Teeth Whiten Tooth Whitening Dental Care White 3x GEL Bleaching Kit Advanced Light Whitener with Briyte Crest UK Express & Special Delivery better than standard strips
Teeth Whitening Powder Natural Activated Charcoal by SMILE:NOW®
Removes stains and discolouration from the surface of the teeth using abrasive and chemical content, so a non bleaching non peroxide solution.
As such it wont make your natural tooth colour whiter, but they may appear whiter especially if they are stained by coffee, tea, smoke etc.
This product is UK made, from natural products and claims to be safe to use.
A good alternative perhaps, than taking risks with chemicals.
Teeth Whitening Powder Natural Activated Charcoal – Made & Designed in the UK – Full Money Back Guarantee – by SMILE:NOW® with Coconut Charcoal, SMILE:NATURAL is rich in Calcium Carbonate, Ginger Root Extract & Bentonite Clay for Strong Healthy White Teeth, 100% Natural Ingredients. No need for Carbon Capsules, Tablets, Strips, Kits or Dentist Fees.
Have you had experience with DIY bleaching or non-bleaching teeth whitening kits? Did they work for you? Use the comment box below to tell us all about it.