Warning Issued Over High Street Teeth Whitening


With more and more of us worrying about how our smiles look, there has been a rise in the number of places where you can get teeth whitening carried out.

Although the low price tag of high street teeth whitening might be tempting, Trading Standards issued a warning to consumers this month, urging them to use professionals for this kind of treatment.

The Sun highlighted the problem, noting that one company was recently fined £4,500 by the General Dental Council (GDC) for carrying out illegal whitening.

The GDC also stressed that only a dentist, hygienist or dental technician should carry out teeth whitening procedures. This is because there’s a risk of burned or blistered gums, or teeth becoming sensitive, due to the chemicals being used incorrectly.

Finding reputable dentists in Guildford is a good place to start if you want to get some help getting your smile back to its best.

Earlier this month, the Daily Mail shared the advice of Sydney-based dentist Lewis Ehrlich, who suggested that charcoal, which is being cited as a natural whitening agent, may not always be the best option.

He said that for some of his patients, charcoal based toothpastes have worked wonders, but added that others have seen grey lines appearing on their teeth after regularly using these products.

Dr Ehrlich said that professional whitening always works best, and added that regularly cleaning your teeth and eating a natural diet can also help keep your teeth white and healthy. Flossing is also essential to reach the areas that your toothbrush can’t, he noted.