Archive for the ‘teeth whitening’ Category

GDC prosecutes fake dental hygienist following investigation into illegal whitening

GDC prosecutes fake dental hygienist following investigation into illegal whitening

The General Dental Council has prosecuted a woman from Birmingham following investigations related to the illegal provision of whitening treatment. Naomi Austin was ordered to appear in court after being caught out in an undercover sting operation. The GDC initiated the investigation after receiving information about Ms Austin offering illegal whitening treatment at an apartment […]


Former Reality TV Star Fined £11,000 for Carrying Out Illegal Teeth Whitening Treatments

Former Reality TV Star Fined £11,000 for Carrying Out Illegal Teeth Whitening Treatments

Former reality TV star Chelsey Harwood has been fined over £11,000 after a court found her guilty of providing teeth whitening illegally, highlighting the seriousness the General Dental Council takes the offence. Harwood, 30, offered a mobile low-cost cosmetic dentistry service called “Teeth Whitening By Chelsey”, which supplied home whitening trays for the patient to […]


GDC prosecutions underline the severity of offering illegal whitening treatments

GDC prosecutions underline the severity of offering illegal whitening treatments

Recently, former webcam girl, Chelsey Harwood, 30, was prosecuted by the General Dental Council for offering illegal whitening treatment. The story was covered by the local and national press, and some readers expressed the view that she had been unfairly punished and was actually doing nothing wrong by administering whitening treatment. The law, however, says […]


Beware of household bleach: dental patients urged to steer clear of illegal whitening operations

Beware of household bleach: dental patients urged to steer clear of illegal whitening operations

Illegal practitioners are using chemicals such as household bleach to provide cut-price whitening treatments, it has been revealed. Tracey Bell, owner of Tracey Bell clinics in Liverpool and the Isle of Man, said that unsuspecting patients are putting their health at risk as a result of illegal practitioners offering discounted treatments, which involve using chemicals […]


Illegal Teeth Whitening Treatments Rise, Claim GDC

Illegal Teeth Whitening Treatments Rise, Claim GDC

The General Dental Council has reported that the number of people practising teeth whitening treatments illegally is on the rise putting patients at risk of incredibly painful side effects. A number of reports and a secret filming of an illegal procedure filmed by the BBC showed that not only were beauticians breaking the law by […]


Is tooth whitening illegal? Everything you need to know before you have treatment

Is tooth whitening illegal? Everything you need to know before you have treatment

We’ve entered a brand New Year, and no doubt you’ve already spotted adverts for all kinds of products and services that promise they can make you look and feel better. One treatment that has become increasingly popular is tooth whitening. If you’ve seen adverts on social media, you may assume that the providers are legitimate, […]


Dentists share their secrets for whiter winter smiles

Dentists share their secrets for whiter winter smiles

A leading dental website has shared a host of secrets to achieve brighter, whiter smiles this winter. With more and more people lusting after radiant pearly whites, advice from AskTheDentist.com could come in handy this Christmas. According to the site, which shares advice given by dental professionals, good oral hygiene is an excellent foundation, but […]


Dentists issues warning over ‘misleading’ charcoal toothpaste adverts

Dentists issues warning over ‘misleading’ charcoal toothpaste adverts

You can’t explore Twitter or Instagram these days without seeing an advert for some form of charcoal-based product. In recent months, the popularity of charcoal skincare products and toothpastes has grown hugely, but dentists are warning that the adverts often posted by celebrities may be misleading the general public. The Oral Health Foundation has warned […]


Beautician Who Offered Tooth Whitening Cleared of Charges of Illegal Dentistry

Beautician Who Offered Tooth Whitening Cleared of Charges of Illegal Dentistry

A beautician in Glasgow who offered tooth whitening treatment has been acquitted of carrying out dental work illegally. Cheryl Dickson, who runs Beauty by Cheryl in Glasgow, offered a teeth whitening treatment, a treatment that depending on the product could be considered practicing or being prepared to practice dentistry when not a dental professional, the […]


UK public should be made aware of whitening risks, dentist claims

UK public should be made aware of whitening risks, dentist claims

Dr Peta Leigh, a dentist and member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, claims that the UK public should be more aware of the risks associated with tooth whitening treatment. Dr Leigh said that whitening treatment is widely available, but many people are unaware that many of the outlets and individuals that offer the […]