Archive for the ‘teeth whitening’ Category

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 […]


Thousands of Brits Have Had Illegal Tooth Whitening Treatment

Thousands of Brits Have Had Illegal Tooth Whitening Treatment

Over one in four people do not go to the dentist for tooth whitening treatment, according to a survey from the Oral Health Foundation. Instead they purchase illegal and potentially unsafe home kits online or visit illegal beauty clinics and kiosks instead. The General Dental Council categorises tooth whitening treatments as dental treatments under the […]


Sydney dentist sheds light on weird and wonderful whitening hacks

Sydney dentist sheds light on weird and wonderful whitening hacks

If you did a quick Google search for whitening hacks, you’d be greeted with a long list of miracle cures and professional treatments. With so much information around, it can be difficult to know what’s right and what’s likely to be rubbish. Given the demand for bright, white smiles, Sydney cosmetic dentist, Dr Luke Cronin […]


Could your daily cuppa be ruining your smile?

Could your daily cuppa be ruining your smile?

Britain is a nation of tea aficionados, but our love affair with the nectar-like liquid could soon come to an end if image-conscious tea drinkers start putting their smiles first. Most of us know that drinking coffee can stain our teeth, but did you know that tea can actually be worse than coffee, as it […]


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 […]