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What You Need To Know About Whitening Teeth

by April Myers

Are you planning to get into the business of teeth whitening, but not sure where to begin? It will involve some training and tools in order to handle this cosmetic dentistry procedure that many people are seeking. Here are some tips so that you know what to expect before you get into starting your own business to create brighter smiles.

You Don't Need A Big Office

One of the great things about teeth whitening is that you do not need to have your own home in order to do it. Some people have an office in their own home, or even visit other people in their homes. That is because there is not a lot of equipment needed for professional teeth whitening, and it is very portable and easy to take with you.

You Don't Need Many Tools

The things that you need to perform teeth whitening will likely fit into a single box, which makes it very mobile for when you perform visits in other people's homes. The biggest thing that you'll need to bring with you is a special light that is used to shine on the patient's teeth. You can get a light that has a base on wheels that is easy to move around, with a flexible head so that it can be positioned perfectly no matter how the patient is sitting. You will also need other basic safety items, such as safety glasses and gloves to keep the peroxide off of your hands.

You'll also need to get a teeth color shade guide, which will help you discuss with your patients how white they want their teeth to be. You can match their current color on the shade guide, and then ask how many steps whiter you recommend for their teeth. This will give you a good idea for what sort of treatment to provide to get to that shade of white.

You Need Professional Training

Of course, the tools and office space are only a small part of starting your own teeth whitening business. The bulk of the work will come in knowing how to apply the peroxide to your patients teeth and expose it to the light to get the teeth to the shade of white they desire. Consider seeking out teeth whitening training materials that will specifically help you learn this important part of the process, since it will have all the information that you need to know to get started. 

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