The lowdown on illegal Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments undertaken by people in the UK, with a recent survey revealing that one in six Britons have undergone a tooth whitening procedure in search of a brighter, younger-looking smile.

When performed by fully qualified dental health practitioners, tooth whitening is a highly effective and safe procedure that offers superb results. However, as this multi-million-pound industry continues to boom, the rise in unlicensed and illegal tooth whitening procedures has risen dramatically.

So, with illegal providers across the country looking to make an easy profit from dangerous amateur tooth whitening procedures, we offer a few great reasons to stick with the professionals.

You must be qualified to perform tooth whitening procedures

The rules are very simple but very important: only qualified dental professionals such as a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist can safely perform tooth whitening treatments. So if the service is offered in a hairdressers, beauty parlour or nail bar by someone who is not a registered and certified dentist, they are breaking the law.

Amateur tooth whitening will not deliver the desired results

When performed properly by a trained professional, tooth whitening can drastically improve the appearance of your teeth and hide blemishes. However, without certified training amateur ‘treatments’ can not guarantee any where near the level of safety and precision required to achieve an even and consistent finish and can have adverse effects on your smile and oral health in the long term.

Taking a risk on amateur tooth whitening is not worth the pain

Tooth whitening treatment is only undertaken once checks have been made to assure that the teeth are strong and healthy enough to withstand treatment. Amateur procedures made without dental checks can result in serious injury such as chemical burning and permanent issues with the mouth, lips, gums and the tongue.

Get in touch

If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile and feel tooth whitening could be the perfect solution, please contact the friendly team at Riverside Dental Spa today on 08000 154222 to find out how we can help.