Posts Tagged ‘teeth whitening’

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 […]


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 […]


Sheffield man sued by General Dental Council following investigation into illegal whitening 

Sheffield man sued by General Dental Council following investigation into illegal whitening 

The General Dental Council has taken legal action against a Sheffield man after investigates confirmed that he was offering tooth whitening services illegally. The GDC launched an investigation into the conduct of Thomas Wilson, who worked for Wow Teeth Whitening in Sharrowvale, after receiving a string of complaints about the company. Mr Wilson was found […]


Scottish Teenager Shares Teeth Whitening Horror Story

Scottish Teenager Shares Teeth Whitening Horror Story

A teenager from Renfrew has shared her horror story after suffering third degree burns following teeth whitening treatment. Abbie Kilbride, 18, was left devastated after experiencing severe burns on her lips. The teenager wanted to treat herself to whitening treatment after having her braces removed. She saw that a couple of friends had visited a […]


Dental Expert Explains How to Whiten Your Teeth by Changing Your Diet

Dental Expert Explains How to Whiten Your Teeth by Changing Your Diet

Most people admit that they would like whiter, brighter teeth, but you don’t have to invest hundreds of pounds in professional treatments. According to leading dental experts, you can eat your way to a brighter, whiter smile. Dr Anthony Zybutz, from the TDC Implant Centre in Harley Street, claims that changing the diet can help […]


Hemel Hempstead Dentist Warns Potential Whitening Patients

Hemel Hempstead Dentist Warns Potential Whitening Patients

An unnamed dentist from Hemel Hempstead has sent out a warning to patients wanting the perfect white smile, claiming some clinic are offering tooth whitening treatment outside of the legal requirements. Fearing reprisals from people carrying out dodgy practices, the dental expert refused to be named. But she urged caution for those seeking out bargain […]


Dentist To The Stars Claims Dark Chocolate Can Protect Tooth Enamel

Dentist To The Stars Claims Dark Chocolate Can Protect Tooth Enamel

A dentist from Beverly Hills claims that a bitter powder named theobromine, found in dark chocolate, can have a hardening effect on the enamel which helps to protect the surface of the teeth from the effects of staining. Dr Katz claims the same is not true for milk chocolate however as its high sugar content […]


Cosmetic Dentistry More Popular Than Ever Before

Cosmetic Dentistry More Popular Than Ever Before

Research has suggested that cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever before. Whatclinic.com revealed that there has been unprecedented growth in the cosmetic dental industry, with more and more people investing money in their smile. According to Whatclinic.com, there has been a significant increase in the demand for cosmetic braces and tooth whitening, with enquiries […]