“How is it my local beauty salon offers teeth
Teeth whitening is act of dentistry that
even qualified dental professionals
have to undertake additional training.
It is illegal for anybody, other than trained
dental professionals to carry out any act
of dentistry. This even includes giving dental
Products purchased by salons are not vetted
or governed and can be extremely damaging.
Peroxide is the only product that can alter a tooth colour.
Non peroxide products are usually what are used in salons and are highly acidic. This extracts moisture from teeth which makes them appear white. This whiteness is immediately lost once teeth re hydrate.
This degree of acidity causes severe
and extreme sensitivity, can cause nerve damage
and chemical burns to gums.
It is advised to avoid treatment at salons
and inform those offering illegal whitening that
It is against the law. You must be qualified and GDC
Should something go wrong, your beautician
is not qualified to identify or fix what damage
has been done.