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Army dentists urge troops to avoid illegal whitening treatments

Army dentists urge troops to avoid illegal whitening treatments

Army dentists are urging troops to avoid illegal whitening treatments following a surge in enquiries related to cosmetic dentistry in recent months. Dental officer Major Christoph Harper recently wrote an article published in Soldier magazine to encourage troops to explore approved whitening treatments provided by dentists. There has been a significant increase in the demand […]


Dentists issue warning over dangerous teeth whitening kits

Dentists issue warning over dangerous teeth whitening kits

Dental experts have encouraged the public to steer clear of home whitening kits after an investigation found several products containing illegal quantities of hydrogen peroxide were available to buy online. An investigation by the consumer group, Which? revealed that many of the products tested by representatives contained illegal quantities of whitening agents, including hydrogen peroxide. […]


Dentists share safe whitening tips as demand for treatment surges

Dentists share safe whitening tips as demand for treatment surges

Dentists have offered safe whitening tips amid a surge in demand for cosmetic tooth whitening treatment. Dental associations, including the British Dental Association (BDA), have previously issued warnings over DIY whitening products and trends that have appeared on platforms like TikTok. Now, dentists are encouraging members of the public to utilise safe measures to whiten […]


The Oral Health Foundation urges patients to be wary of illegal whitening following BBC report

The Oral Health Foundation urges patients to be wary of illegal whitening following BBC report

The Oral Health Foundation is encouraging patients to be wary of the risks of illegal tooth whitening following a BBC report. An undercover investigation exposed multiple companies offering courses that are not recognised by dental bodies. Tooth whitening is classed as a dental service, and as such, it must be provided by dental professionals who […]


Australian dentists issue warning over dangerous DIY tooth whitening

Australian dentists issue warning over dangerous DIY tooth whitening

The Australian Dental Association has issued a warning over the dangers of DIY tooth whitening following an increase in the number of patients visiting their dentist with symptoms like mouth ulcers and chemical burns.  Tooth whitening has become incredibly popular in the last decade as a result of the proliferation of the selfie and reality […]


New video raises awareness of the dangers of illegal tooth whitening in Northern Ireland

New video raises awareness of the dangers of illegal tooth whitening in Northern Ireland

A new video has been produced and shared to highlight the dangers of illegal tooth whitening in Northern Ireland. The clip, which is designed to educate people about the risks associated with illegal whitening, has been put together by the Department for the Economy Trading Standards Service and Northern Ireland’s Environmental Health Departments in conjunction […]


Bristol woman issues warning over cheap home tooth whitening treatments after suffering allergic reaction

Bristol woman issues warning over cheap home tooth whitening treatments after suffering allergic reaction

A woman from Bristol has urged the public to be wary of the dangers of using cheap tooth whitening products after experiencing a severe allergic reaction to a treatment she found on social media. Clare Clark, 42, bought a home whitening treatment provided by a beautician after seeing it advertised for £60 on Facebook. Having […]


Dental experts describe illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble’

Dental experts describe illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble’

Experts from the British Dental Association have described illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble.’ As more and more people look for ways to brighten their smiles and interest in whitening products increases, the association has stepped up its campaign to raise awareness of the potential risks of illegal whitening and to encourage people who […]


Consumers looking for bright white smiles urged to be cautious amid concerns over the safety of home whitening products

Consumers looking for bright white smiles urged to be cautious amid concerns over the safety of home whitening products

Dentists are urging patients looking for bright, white smiles to be cautious amid concerns over the safety of home whitening products. Research suggests that around 40% of British adults would like a more attractive smile, with whitening becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment over the last 5 years. Shows like Love Island and the Only […]


Woman fined by GDC said she had no idea that offering tooth whitening treatment was illegal

Woman fined by GDC said she had no idea that offering tooth whitening treatment was illegal

A woman who was fined by the General Dental Council for offering tooth whitening services has told the BBC that she had no idea what she was doing was illegal. Brenda McFadyen, from Clydebank, was fined by the GDC after admitting to providing whitening services without the required dental skills and qualifications. In line with […]