J Street Dental Group

Importance of Having Teeth Whitening Done by a Dentist

In Office Teeth Whitening

Getting Your Teeth Whitened By An Unqualified Technician Is A Health Hazard

Having white teeth is everyone’s goal. As a result, teeth whitening treatments have become increasingly popular over the years. Getting brighter and whiter teeth is possible through a fairly simple and affordable procedure. The problem is when you get your teeth whitened by those who aren’t trained to administer these procedures.

Reasons Why Teeth Whitening Needs to be Done By a DentistWhile you may have an esthetician that claims they are qualified to do so, it’s not something you’ll want to take part in. Teeth whitening is banned outside of a skilled dentist’s office in a lot of states. Why is this the case? It’s because teeth can get damaged from teeth whitening procedures. You can get teeth sensitivity from it. This is a condition that a qualified dentist is much more capable of treating. An esthetician doesn’t have the requisite training nor the education to protect your teeth and the rest of your mouth from potentially dangerous chemicals.

There is a grey area where estheticians operate. In many states, it’s not legal for them to administer teeth whitening procedures. Because of this, it also brings into question whether or not they have insurance to operate how they do. This can bring you extra trouble if you do end up having a problem after getting teeth whitening treatment at an unqualified esthetician’s office that isn’t supposed to be providing the treatment.

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There are plenty of at-home alternatives that you can choose to use to whiten your teeth. This includes the common whitening strips you will find online and at brick-and-mortar stores. While you may be tempted to get whitening strips and administer the treatment yourself because they are relatively cheap, it’s not recommended because they aren’t nearly as effective. While these treatments are safe, they generally don’t contain enough concentration of whitening chemicals to make a difference. As a result, you end up getting insufficient results. It can work at gradually whitening your teeth, but it’s not going to result in a very noticeable result.

When You Get Your Teeth Whitened At The Dentist, You Get The Best Results

The fact is, when you get your teeth whitened at the dentist, you will get the best results. The bleach concentration that dentists will use to whiten your teeth is much stronger than what you will find in Do-It-Yourself kits. This is because they can effectively administer the treatment safely. Thus, you will end up getting a much quicker and more noticeable difference with a dentist’s treatment.

The professional dentist that administers the treatment is going to also protect your gums during the procedure. They will do this by coating your gums and mouth with gel before applying the bleach chemicals to your teeth. By going to a reputable dentist like the ones at J Street Dental Group dental office, you can count on safely getting a whiter smile.

You will also get the ongoing support you need for the best results.

Some Pros and Cons Of Getting Teeth Whitening

Getting teeth whitening treatment is one of the best things you can do to improve your confidence if you don’t like the stained look of your teeth. When administered by a professional dentist with experience, it’s completely safe. Not only that, but it also gives you quick results and it’s fairly affordable.

One of the biggest cons associated with teeth whitening is that it doesn’t deliver permanent results. You will need to continue to adhere to proper oral hygiene methods to keep your teeth white. This includes scheduling routine trips to the hygienist to get your teeth professionally cleaned. Also, you may experience sensitivity in your teeth after the treatment. This is caused by exposure to the bleach solution. This is generally a very temporary side effect and it will subside after some time.

If you are looking to experience the benefits of teeth whitening and getting whiter and brighter teeth, you can contact the friendly and courteous professionals at Sacramento River Dental Group dental office to schedule your teeth whitening procedure.

Some Of The Things To Avoid When Whitening Your Teeth

It doesn’t matter if you are getting your teeth professionally whitened or using DIY kits at home. You will want to ensure that you aren’t staining your teeth and delaying the results. There are everyday things you should avoid if you want to experience the best whitening results. These include:

Red Wine

It’s best to avoid drinking red wine if you are looking to whiten your teeth. Red wine may be good for your health by delivering you plenty of antioxidants, but it’s not going to be good for keeping your teeth white. Red wine can stain your teeth. Unfortunately, when you drink red wine, you do so with a wine glass. Thus, it’s hard to keep it off your teeth. It’s best to avoid red wine altogether if your goal is whiter and brighter teeth.


Coffee is another vice that a lot of people drink daily. When you are looking to whiten your teeth, it’s best to avoid coffee. If you must drink coffee, try to stick to iced coffee through a straw. This can minimize contact with your teeth. Coffee can stain your teeth very quickly. If you are going to be drinking coffee, try to keep a glass of water nearby. Drink water after every sip of coffee so the coffee isn’t sitting on your teeth for too long. This will also help to minimize the effects of the acidity in the coffee.


Tomatoes can be an excellent addition to paste and virtually every meal. However, they also stain your teeth. They have high acidic content. This can result in your teeth getting stained. Instead of adding tomatoes to your burgers and salads, try to avoid them. Instead of ordering marinara sauce, stick to the white sauce instead.

If you are looking to get a whitening treatment, it’s best to use the tips above and avoid the stuff on the list. They are going to stain your teeth. When you avoid these common beverages and foods that stain your teeth, you can experience better results with your teeth whitening treatment. If you are ready to enjoy having a brighter and whiter smile, contact the J Street Dental Group dental office today to schedule your teeth whitening treatment.



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J Street Dental Group – Candidate Privacy Notice

J Street Dental Group is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.

J Street Dental Group is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. This privacy notice makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the J Street Dental Group employment recruitment process, and how long it will usually be retained.

Data protection principles

We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:

  • Used lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent way.
  • Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
  • Accurate and kept up to date.
  • Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
  • Kept securely.


The kind of information we hold about you

In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • The information you have provided to us in your curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • The information you have provided on our application form, including name, title, address, telephone number, personal email address, employment history, and qualifications.
  • Any information you provide to us during an interview.


How is your personal information collected?

We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:

  • You, the candidate.
  • Recruitment agencies and vendors we have agreed on terms in place with
  • Professional networking profile
  • Employees and others who refer you to us

How we will use information about you?

We will use the personal information we collect about you to:

  • Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role.
  • Carry out background and reference checks, where applicable.
  • Communicate with you about the recruitment process.
  • Keep records related to our hiring processes.
  • Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
  • We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract of employment with you.

Having received your CV, cover letter, and/or your application form, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be screened by our in-house recruitment team for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview, be it by telephone, in person, or by other electronic means. If we decide to engage you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role. If we decide to offer you the role, we will then take up references before confirming your appointment.

If you fail to provide personal information

If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully and we will not be able to take your application further.

Automated decision-making

You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making.

Data sharing With third parties

  • We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application; this may involve sharing your information with other companies within our own group if we consider they may have other relevant vacancies and only if you consent to such sharing
  • All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention (how long will you use my information for)

  • We will retain your personal information for a period of 2 years after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to appoint you to the role. We will retain your personal information so that we can make you aware of any suitable alternative roles that arise during this period.
  • We further retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • If you would prefer that we did not retain your personal information, you can notify us at any time and we will delete your personal information.

Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object to where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

Right to withdraw consent

When you applied for this role, you provided consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time.

To withdraw your consent, please contact the Recruitment Manager. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application, and, subject to our policies, we will dispose of your personal data securely.

Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) to oversee compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the DPO by email, at info@jstreetdentalgroup.com.

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