If you’re thinking about teeth whitening in Bali because of the cost factor, you don’t need to jet off to somewhere exotic, because Randwick Smiles offers safe and affordable whitening right here in Randwick. Dental whitening is just one dental service that has found itself in a trend called dental tourism, the practice of flying off to a different country (quite often in South East Asia) for the purpose of having a cheaper dental treatment or procedure coupled with a holiday.
The Regulations Aren’t The Same In Bali
While consumers might be quick to criticise the cost of dentistry in Australia, they sometimes forget that our regulatory frameworks and governing structures are very strict, and that’s done for your protection.
The Dental Board of Australia , the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Health Practitioner Agency all have your best interests at heart, in terms of ensuring the public has access to safe, regulated dental services that are carried out by qualified and registered professionals.
Dental whitening is one example that is well regulated in Australia, because products that contain more than 6% hydrogen peroxide or 18% carbamide peroxide may only be administered by a registered dental practitioner. And that is because higher strength bleaching agents can cause damage if they are not used responsibly.
Patients may find it easier or cheaper to find whitening products or services that are not compliant with Australian legislation in Bali, but that shouldn’t give you the green light to shop elsewhere because these rules have been put in place for your protection.
In the event that something does go wrong with your teeth whitening in Bali, you don’t have much recourse.
If something does go wrong when you’re having a whitening treatment administered by a local, registered dentist in Australia, there are procedures that can be followed to rectify the situation.
What If You Can’t Communicate With Your Dentist In Bali
Remember that before you have any bleaching or whitening agent applied to your teeth, they need to be professionally cleaned and inspected. Your dentist should give you the go-ahead to whiten your smile (even if you’re trying something over the counter or a take-home treatment) because your mouth must be free of cavities and decay before you can proceed.
Bypassing this part of the process can be really painful and cause damage to your soft tissues.
Your dentist will also clean and polish each of your teeth so that the whitening gel can be applied to a smooth and even surface, which results in a more even whitening result.
Your first consultation also includes an in-depth discussion with your dentist where the current shade of your teeth and the desired shade of your teeth are compared. This is important to ensure that you and your dentist in Bali are on the same page. Maybe you don’t want a Hollywood white smile – and this may be difficult to explain if you can’t communicate with one another.
Continuity Of Treatment Is Difficult
There is value in returning to the same dental practitioner because that dentist knows you and keeps current records of your medical and dental history. When you consult a new practitioner in a different country he or she does not have a comprehensive idea of your history and how best to treat you.
Once you have had your treatment it’s handy to be able to speak to your dentist if you have any queries or concerns. If you had to leave to fly home, you won’t be able to go back to see your dentist.
All risk factors considered, it’s probably not as cheap as you’d like to think.
Reasons You Should Have Your Teeth Whitening In Randwick
We understand that lots of patients opt for dental tourism because of the costs of the whitening so we are committed to affordable teeth whitening in Randwick. Our whitening services are quick and efficient and you can even visit our practice during your lunch hour for a treatment.
Our friendly team is extensively experienced as well so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands when you’re receiving a dental treatment from one of our dentists.
To find out more about teeth whitening in Bali and how Randwick Smiles’ professional whitening treatments can brighten your smile, please contact us: (02) 8188 4625.