Increase in the number of illegal teeth-whitening cases

Last year, 732 cases of illegal teeth-whitening were reported to the General Dental Council, an increase of 26% on 2018. Patients can be put at risk of health problems which can include gum damage and lost teeth. It supports an investigation by the BBC’s Inside Out which found that some beauticians, who perform the procedure, are being taught how to whiten teeth in five hours.


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