Teeth Whitening In Thailand – Is It Worth the Risk?

Getting your teeth whitened by a professional doesn’t come cheap which is why many people are lured by the low price of teeth whitening in Thailand. Unfortunately, there are risks involved with teeth whitening treatment in Thailand that you may not encounter here in Australia.


Teeth Whitening in Thailand – How Risky Is It?

Any teeth whitening treatment carries with it some risks but going overseas for teeth whitening treatment exposes yourself to unnecessary risks that could be avoided by staying at home. Let’s take a closer look.

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  • Little or No Recompense – Dentists in Australia are highly regulated, and should something go wrong, there are appropriate steps you can take. A complaint commission exists to deal with unhappy customers, and should it be necessary, it’s possible to take your case to court.

Unfortunately, if you encounter problems when undergoing teeth whitening in Thailand, it’s unlikely that you’ll have access to any of the above. Instead, you could be left dissatisfied, out-of-pocket, and with nowhere left to turn.


  • Tooth sensitivity – Some people experience sensitive teeth after teeth whitening treatment. The intensity of pain varies from one person to another. While of course, it’s great to go sight-seeing, your enjoyment could be marred by excruciating tooth pain. Moreover, trying to avoid stain-inducing foods for the first 48 hours can be tricky with the tasty, colorful street food of Thailand.


  • Differing strength of whitening products – The level of bleach (hydrogen peroxide) contained in whitening treatments are strictly regulated by the DBA. But, you can’t be sure that similar regulations exist in Thailand. This puts you at risk of increased tooth sensitivity, damaged tooth enamel, and even soft tissue burns should the gel leak onto your gums or inside your mouth.

These are just a few of the risks you could face if you decide to go ahead with teeth whitening in Thailand. Why put yourself through it?

Most Australian dentists advertise promotional teeth whitening treatments from time to time as well as offering a variety of payment plans to help spread the cost.

We use the Pola Advanced Tooth Whitening System for safe, beautiful results. So why not make a teeth whitening appointment with our dentists at Dental 266. Book online or call us on 02 9051 0600 today.

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