Who should you turn to for teeth whitening?
The popularity of teeth whitening is undisputed. But how many people get it done without thoroughly doing their research?
There’s a great, informative article on the BBC website discussing the rules around teeth whitening and who is legally allowed to administer such treatment.
Under the Dentists Act 1984, it is illegal for anyone other than dentists or dental professionals, such as dental hygienists, to carry out teeth whitening.
However, as the article points out, there can be a wide range of beauty outlets offering the treatment, without the supervision of a dental professional.
Without ensuring you have the correct whitening tray that fits to your teeth comfortably, and without advice on how to use the gels safely, you could be at a greater risk of gum and teeth damage.
A dentist will be able to thoroughly check your suitability for teeth whitening, as well as give you the right advice on how to safely do it at home.
As with any dental work, try to visit a dentist with a good reputation and who can show you other cases they’ve done.
This is a great way to see some of their work before you commit to treatment, and ultimately will help you pick a dentist that is right for you.